Awards & Recognitions

  • IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer 2021–2022

  • “Ramón y Cajal” Fellow, 2021–2026

  • IEEE PIMRC'19 Best Paper Award, 2019

  • IEEE Senior Member, 2019

  • IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, 2018

  • “la Caixa” Junior Leader Fellow, 2018–2021

  • Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2017 & 2018

  • Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, 2017

  • Runner-up in IEEE Australia Council Student Paper Contest, 2013

  • Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship, UNSW, 2013

  • Research Grant to visit UT Austin, CSIRO, 2013

  • Practicum Exchange Program Scholarship to visit UT Austin, UNSW, 2013

  • Best Poster Award at IEEE Technologies of the Future NSW, Australia, 2011

  • Travel Grant to attend ISWCS conference in Germany, UNSW, 2011

  • Ph.D. top-up scholarship, CSIRO ICT, 2010–2013

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australian Government, 2010–2013

  • Best M.Sc. Thesis Award from Milan Academy of Sciences and Arts, Italy, 2009

  • Exchange Scholarship to visit UNSW, Politecnico di Milano, 2008

  • Special mention for an outstanding B.Sc. academic career, Università di Palermo, Italy, 2005

 

Invited Keynotes, Tutorials & Industry Seminars

  • IEEE ICC 2021 Tutorial on “The Future of UAV Cellular Communications”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Huawei Technologies R&D).

  • IEEE VTC Spring 2021 Tutorial on “The Future of UAV Cellular Communications”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Huawei Technologies R&D).

  • IEEE Globecom 2020 Tutorial on “Introducing IEEE 802.11be – The Wi-Fi of the Future”.
    Co-organized with L. Galati Giordano (Nokia Bell Labs) and B. Bellalta (UPF, Spain).

  • ACM DroNet 2020 Keynote on “Drone Cellular Communications: From Theory to Real Networks”.

  • IEEE ICC 2020 Industry Seminar on “Next-Generation Wi-Fi: Towards Extremely High Throughput with 802.11be”.
    Co-organized with L. Galati Giordano (Nokia Bell Labs), A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs), and D. Lopez-Perez (Nokia Bell Labs).

  • IEEE VTC Spring 2020 Tutorial on “Drone Cellular Communications: From Theory to Real Networks”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs), M. M. Azari (KU Leuven, Belgium), and L. Galati Giordano (Nokia Bell Labs).

  • IEEE PIMRC 2019 Tutorial on “How to Prepare the Ground for Drone Communications”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs), M. M. Azari (KU Leuven, Belgium), and L. Galati Giordano (Nokia Bell Labs).

  • IEEE ICC 2019 Industry Seminar on “Next-Generation Wi-Fi: Extreme High Throughput and Real Time Applications”.
    Co-organized with L. Galati Giordano (Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland), A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs), and D. Lopez-Perez (Nokia Bell Labs).

  • IEEE Globecom 2018 Tutorial on “UAV Cellular Communications: Practical Insights and Future Vision”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs), M. Ding (Data61, Australia), and M. Hassan (UNSW, Australia).

  • IEEE PIMRC 2018 Workshop Keynote “On the suitability of cellular communications for unmanned aerial vehicles”.

  • IEEE ICC 2018 Tutorial on “Unlicensed Spectrum Technologies: From Wi-Fi to 5G and Beyond”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs).

  • IEEE WCNC 2018 Tutorial on “Unlicensed Spectrum Technologies: From Wi-Fi to 5G and Beyond”.
    Co-organized with A. Garcia-Rodriguez (Nokia Bell Labs).

 

Press & Media Coverage

  • “Pentingnya Drone Untuk Turut Amankan Jaringan 5G,” Merdeka.com (in Indonesian), 30 Nov. 2020

  • “用无人机保卫5G网络安全,” Sohu.comBaby7.cnStopddos.cnSecHotspotHackdig360number.com36ttw.comZnzcyh.com (in Chinese), 27 Nov. 2020

  • “Using drones to improve 5G network security,” Live Drone NewsTechstreet NowHelp Net SecurityMeterpreter, 25 Nov. 2020

  • “How drones can help beef up 5G security,” GlobalSpec, 24 Nov. 2020

  • “无人机在5G网络安全中的作用,包括与可能的窃听,干扰和身份盗用有关的挑战,” Okmao.com (in Chinese), 23 Nov. 2020

  • “The role of drones in 5G network security,” ETV BharatTech XploreEurekAlert!Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Org.Focus UPF, 22 Nov. 2020

  • “正在逼近的无人机5G网络安全风险,” YouUAV.com (in Chinese), 21 Nov. 2020

  • “Peran Drone di dalam Keamanan Jaringan 5G,” Yahoo NewsLiputan6 (in Indonesian), 20 Nov. 2020

  • “如何保证无人机应用在5G中的网络安全性?,” Xianji China (in Chinese), 19 Nov. 2020

  • “Security risks of drones in 5G networks,” eeNews Europe, 19 Nov. 2020

  • “The position of drones in 5G community safety,” News8Plus, 18 Nov. 2020

  • “Investigador de la UPF propone mejorar la seguridad de la red 5G con drones,” La Vanguardia (in Spanish), 4 Oct. 2020

  • “El rol de los drones en la seguridad de las redes 5G,” Catalunya Vanguardista (in Spanish), 1 Oct. 2020

  • “WIFI 7, el nuevo protocolo que mejoraría el teletrabajo,” !TIC News (in Spanish), 19 Sep. 2020

  • “Communications in crisis: Can 5G drones help save the day?” The IET, 15 Sep. 2020

  • “Wifi 7 komt eraan: snelste draadloze internet ooit,” Techzine (in Dutch), 3 Sep. 2020

  • “WiFi 7: el nuevo protocolo Wifi que promete mejorar el teletrabajo,” ABCGen Español (in Spanish), 1 Sep. 2020

  • “Un nouveau protocole wi-fi améliorera ses performances avec l'augmentation du télétravail,” Marseille News (in French), 31 Aug. 2020

  • “Desarrollan un protocolo para aumentar la velocidad de wifi,” Impulso (in Spanish), 31 Aug. 2020

  • “Ingenieros del mundo buscan desarrollar wifi más rápido ante la suba del teletrabajo,” El Quid de la Cuestión (in Spanish), 31 Aug. 2020

  • “Un nuevo protocolo wifi mejorará su rendimiento ante aumento del teletrabajo,” La VanguardiaAgencia EFECOPE20 MinutosHead TopicsInnovadores (in Spanish), 30 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 7: buscan desarrollar un nuevo protocolo de wifi más veloz,” El Objetivo (in Spanish), 30 Aug. 2020

  • “Mejorar la wifi ante el aumento del teletrabajo,” El Independiente (in Spanish), 30 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 7: internet más rápida para el teletrabajo que viene,” Mejorinformado (in Spanish), 30 Aug. 2020

  • “Ante el aumento del teletrabajo, buscan un wifi mucho más veloz,” LM Neuquén (in Spanish), 30 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 7, un nuevo protocolo de red inalámbrica con un rendimiento extremadamente alto,” BioTech (in Spanish), 27 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 7, a new wireless protocol with extremely high throughput,” Focus UPF, 26 Aug. 2020

  • “Next Generation 30Gbps Wi-Fi 7 Standard 802.11be Takes Shape,” ISPreview, 15 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 7 belooft de overtreffende trap van draadloze snelheid,” AG Connect (in Dutch), 13 Aug. 2020

  • “When will the new 802.11be released?” PC Perspective, 13 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 6 si sta diffondendo ma gli scienziati lavorano già alla nuova versione,” TechRadar (in Italian), 12 Aug. 2020

  • “Wi-Fi 6 尚未大面积采用,Wi-Fi 7 已提上日程,” Sina (in Chinese), 12 Aug. 2020 

  • “Wi-Fi 6 isn't signed off yet, but boffins are already teasing us with specs for venerable wireless tech's next gen,” The Register, 12 Aug. 2020

  • “Giovanni Geraci, 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher by the IEEE ComSoc,” Focus UPF, 24 May 2019