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     Date Submitted:28-03-2011
     Last Modified:10-04-2014 (03:09)
    Job information
     Current job:post PhD
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTelecommunication Engineer PhD, hybrid satellite and terrestrial network, physical layer wireless communication, Qualcomm, University of Bologna

    Personal Informations
    • Citizenship: Italian
    • Gender: Male
    • Date of birth: 22-04-1982

    • May 2010 - Nov. 2010: Intern Engineer Corporate R&D division Qualcomm, San Diego, CA, USA.
    The activity focused on enhanced MIMO techniques for 3GPP LTE-Advanced. During this activity, several 3GPP technical contributions and a patent application (pending) have been carried out.
    • 2007-present: Industrial Collaboration with Mavigex s.r.l; spin-off company of the University of Bologna.
    • Mar. 2007 - present: Research Grant with the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies Ercole De Castro (ARCES), University of Bologna, working on 4G cellular communication systems, and integrated terrestrial and satellite networks. Supervisors Prof. G.E. Corazza and Prof. A. Vanelli-Coralli.

    • Jan. 2008 - (Expected) May 2011: Ph.D. in Electronics, Computer Science and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bologna. Thesis entitled “Advanced signal and receiver design for next generation OFDM systems”; Supervisor Prof. G.E. Corazza.
    • Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2007: M.Sc degree (summa cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Bologna with a dissertation entitled “Symbol Timing and Carrier Frequency Recovery for DVB-H Systems”; Supervisor Prof. G.E. Corazza.
    • Set. 2001 - Oct. 2004: B.Sc degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Bologna with a dissertation entitled “Design of LDPC Codes”; Supervisor Prof. G.E. Corazza.

    Research Project Participation
    Researcher in the following international projects:
    • 2010 - present: DVB-TM-H standardization group (developing the next generation handheld and mobile broadcasting system DVB-NGH) with several contributions on the PAPR reduction techniques.
    • 2010 - present: the ESA/ESTEC funded project “Cost Effective Satellite Terminals for MESH Overlay Networking” aimed to promote the market penetration of satellite networks based on the mesh topology, allowing direct connectivity among remote satellite terminals without having to double-hop via a Hub station (performed in cooperation with Mavigex s.r.l.); in charge of Physical layer investigations and analysis.
    • 2008 - present: the funded EC FP7 IST Network of Excellence “Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (NEWCOM++)” aimed at creating a trans-European virtual research centre linking a proper number of leading European research groups in a highly integrated, carefully harmonized, cooperative fashion.
    • 2008 - 2010: the ESA/ESTEC funded project “Enhanced Multicarrier OFDM Digital Transmission Techniques for Broadband Satellites” aimed at the enhancement of OFDM Digital Transmission Techniques for mobile and fixed Broadband Satellites (performed in cooperation with Mavigex s.r.l.); in charge of the analysis of: hybrid network channel modeling; channel estimation; signal detection; time and frequency synchronization;
    • 2009 - 2010: the ESA/ESTEC funded project “2nd Generation of DVB-RCS Standardization Support” - aimed at supporting the standardization activities of the DVB-RCS group; in charge of the analysis of: Time and frequency Synchronization;
    • 2007 - 2009: the funded EC FP6 IST Network of Excellence ”SatNEx-II” - aimed at establishing a longlasting, durable integration of European research in satellite communications and to advance European research in satellite communications through a joint programme of activities addressing the research, as well as the integration and training needs of the European Union.
    • 2007 - 2008: the ESA/ESTEC funded project ”Study of Satellite Role in 4G Mobile Networks” - aimed at the definition of the satellite role in 3G and beyond mobile networks; in charge of the analysis of: Channel Estimation; Time and frequency Synchronization;

    Academic Activities
    • 2007 - present: Tutor for Digital Transmissions course, Prof. G.E. Corazza, University of Bologna.
    • 2010 - present: Tutor for Communication System course, Prof. A. Vanelli-Coralli, University of Bologna.
    • 2007 - present: Tutor of undergraduate student dissertations in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Bologna.

    • Fluent written and verbal English
    • Fluent written and verbal Spanish
    • Italian mother tongue

    Computer skills
    • Programming: C, C++
    • Mathematical computing software: MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink, Wolfram Research Mathematica
    • Other tools: LATEX, Microsoft Office

    Awards and Scientific Appointments
    • Best thesis award in Telecommunications Engineering, (University of Bologna, Academic Year 2005/2006) awarded by “Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi” for the M.Sc Dissertation: “Symbol Timing and Carrier Frequency Recovery for DVB-H Systems”.
    • Member of the technical program committees of: ◦ the Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Spring 2011; ◦ the 5th Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference (ASMS ’10); ◦ the 4th Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference (ASMS ’08); ◦ the 10th International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, (ISSSTA ’08).
    • Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications,and for several wireless communications conferences.
    • IEEE and IET Member.

    • Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, Head of the Department of Electronics, Computer Science, and Systems (DEIS), University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna, Italy; giovanni.corazza(at)
    • Juan Montojo Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Corporate Research and Development, Qualcomm, 5665 Morehouse Dr, San Diego, CA 92121, USA ; juanm(at)
    • Prof. Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli, Associate Professor Advanced Research Center for Electronic Systems (ARCES), University of Bologna, Via Toffano 2/2, 40125 Bologna, Italy ; avanelli(at)
    • Stefano Cioni Ph.D., Communication System Engineer, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands   stefano.cioni(at)

    Scientific Publications and Patents
    Journal Articles
    [J1] S. Rosati, G. E. Corazza, A. Vanelli-Coralli, “OFDM Channel Estimation based on Impulse Response Decimation: Analysis and Novel Algorithms”, submitted to IEEE Transaction on Communications
    [J2] F. Bastia, C. Bersani, E. A. Candreva, S. Cioni, G. E. Corazza, M. Neri, C. Palestini, M. Papaleo, S. Rosati, A. Vanelli-Coralli “LTE Adaptation for Mobile Broadband Satellite Networks”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, March 2009.
    Filed Patents
    [P1] S. Rosati, E. A. Candreva, G. E. Corazza, “Metodo per la riduzione del rapporto tra la potenza di picco e la potenza media di un segnale modulato in divisione di frequenza ortogonale mediante mappatura di simboli in luoghi geometrici, e relativo sistema”, filed to Italian Patent Office, Feb. 2010
    [P2] S. Rosati, E. A. Candreva, G. E. Corazza, “Method for reducing the Peak-to-Average Power Ratio of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing modulated signal by mapping symbols in geometric loci, and relevant system”, filed to Patent Cooperation Treaty, Feb. 2011
    Conference Proceedings
    [C1] S. Rosati, S. Cioni A. Vanelli-Coralli, , G. E. Corazza, G. Gallinaro, A. Ginesi, “A Joint Multi-User Synchronization Method for SC-FDMA in Broadband Satellite Return Channel”, IEEE Global Telecommun. Conf. (GLOBECOM10), Miami, USA, Dec. 2010.
    [C2] S. Rosati, E. A. Candreva, G. E. Corazza, “Rotation-Invariant Sub-Carrier Mapping: A Novel Technique Enabling Quasi-Constant OFDM Envelope”, IEEE 5th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference (ASMS 2010), Cagliari, Italy, Sep. 2010.
    [C3] S. Rosati, G. E. Corazza, A. Vanelli-Coralli, “OFDM Channel Estimation with Optimal Threshold-Based Selection of CIR Samples”, IEEE Global Telecommun. Conf. (GLOBECOM09), Honolulu, USA, Dec. 2009.
    [C4] S. Rosati, A.B. Awoseyila, A. Vanelli-Coralli, C. Kasparis, G.E. Corazza and B.G. Evans, “Threshold Detection Analysis for OFDM Timing and Frequency Recovery”, IEEE Global Telecommun. Conf. (GLOBECOM09), Honolulu, USA, Dec. 2009.
    [C5] F. Bastia, G. E. Corazza, C. Palestini, S. Rosati, A. Vanelli-Coralli, “Preamble Insertion in Future Satellite- Terrestrial OFDM Broadcasting Standards”, Proc. of International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) 2009, Edinburgh, 1-4 Jun. 2009.
    [C6] S. Rosati, M. Villanti, A. Vanelli-Coralli, G.E. Corazza, “OFDM Post-FFT Frequency Recovery based on Silent Sub-Carriers”, Proc. of IEEE 10th International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, (ISSSTA) 2008, Bologna, Italy, 25-28 Aug. 2008.
    [C7] S. Rosati, S. Cioni, M. Neri, A. Vanelli-Coralli, and G.E. Corazza, “Joint Symbol Timing and Carrier Frequency Recovery for DVB-SH System”, Proc. of International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications (IWSSC) 2007, Salzburg, Austria, 13-14 Sep. 2007.

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