My research interests span the broad field of wireless communications and networking. Regarding point-to-point wireless communications, my main contributions are:
  • low-complexity channel estimation in next-generation cellular networks;
  • information rate analysis and iterative receiver design for communications over the phase  noise channel;
  • achievable rate analysis and iterative receiver design for communications of correlated sources over fading channels.
Regarding wireless networking, my main contributions are:
  • performance analysis and improved detection strategies for collaborative cognitive networking;
  • performance analysis of wireless sensor networks with clustered topologies;
  • analytical models the IEEE 802.15.4. MAC protocol;
  • low-complexity network coding strategies with applications to distributed storage;
  • low-complexity signal processing algorithms with applications to event detection in wireless sensor networks.
In the following, you can find a list of active and past project I am/was/have been involved in.

ONGOING PROJECTS
  • Aggregate Farming in the Cloud (AFarCloud). Duration: 2018-2021. Sponsors: the European Commission and the Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca (MIUR, Italy) under the call H2020-ECSEL-2017-2-RIA-two-stage. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
  • Acoustic Field Control in a Tractor Cabin. Duration: 2018-2020. Sponsor: Argo Tractors (Italy). PIs: Angelo Farina and Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Outdoor/Indoor Localization in 5G Networks. Duration: 2018-2019. Sponsor: Huawei Ltd. (China). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Analysis and Design of a Localization and Tracking Algorithm. Duration: 2016-2019. Sponsor: Elettric80 S.p.A. (Italy). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
COMPLETED PROJECTS
  • Analysis and Design of a Localization and Tracking Algorithm. Duration: 2014. Sponsor: MOVYM S.r.l. (Italy). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Communication technologies for heterogeneous wireless networks for IoT and M2M scenarios, applied to the creation of intelligent cities and innovative services for the citizens in urban environment (SMART CITY). Duration: 2013-2015. Sponsor: Spinner2013, Regione Emilia-Romagna (50%) and University of Parma (50%). Three-year PhD scholarship assigned to Andrea Gorrieri. Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Phase Noise Suppression and Frequency Jumps Mitigation Algorithms. Duration: 2012-2013. Sponsor: Huawei GmbH (Germany). PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Cross-Network Effective Traffic Alerts Dissemination (X-NETAD). Duration: 2011-2012. Sponsors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy) and The Israeli Industry Center for R&D (Israel) under the “Israel-Italy Joint Innovation Program for Industrial, Scientific and Technological Cooperation in R&D.” Partners: University of Parma and Guglielmo (Italy); Cellint (Israel). PI for the Italian side: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Design and Implementation of Advanced Vertical Handover Algorithms for HSPDA and Wi-Fi Networks. Duration: 2009-2010. Sponsor: Guglielmo S.r.l. (Italy). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Low-Complexity Localization in Indoor Scenarios. Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through Spinner2013 funding. Duration: 2009. Collaborating company: Elsag Datamat (Italy). One-year scholarship assigned to Dr. Marco Martalò. Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Algorithm for Audio Signature Detection. Duration: 2008-2009. Sponsor: Elsag Datamat (Italy). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • RFID-based System for Supply Chain Management. Duration: 2006-2007. Sponsor: Id-Solutions (Italy). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).
  • Cooperative Remote Interconnected Measurement Systems Over Networks (CRIMSON). Duration: 2006. Sponsor: Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) through PRIN funding. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy).