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Paolo Casari received the Ph.D. in information engineering in 2008 from the University of Padova, Italy, where he is currently a postdoctoral research fellow.

In the past, he actively researched cross-layer design for MIMO ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks (WSNs).

After a stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, he started working on underwater acoustic networks, which is now his main focus. His research interests include channel-aware protocol design, underwater network performance analysis, simulation-friendly channel modeling and real-life experimentation.

He has been involved in several EU-funded efforts on underwater networking, and was technical manager of the Italian project WIreless Sensor Networks for City-Wide Ambient Intelligence (WISE-WAI) from 2008 to 2011 and of the NAUTILUS project from 2009 to 2013. Within some of these projects, he also collaborated with Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche (CFR) as a research consultant.

He has served in the organizing committee of several international conferences, and has been guest editor for the Hindawi Journal of Electronics and Computer Engineering Special Issue on Underwater Communications and Networking.

He is now a Research Assistant Professor at Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain, where he leads the Ubiquitous Wireless Networking group.

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