He is Associate Prof. in Telecommunication and Networking at DIMES Dept., University of Calabria, ITALY. In October 2000 he got is Master Degree Thesis cum laude in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering at University of Calabria. During his thesis he spent nine months at C.S.E.L.T (Centro Studi e Laboratorio Telecomunicazioni) in Turin where he worked on Access Network of Telecom Operator gaining experience in the management of Network Access Server (NAS) and on the interworking and integration of multi-vendor and multiplatform infrastructures. During this period he worked also on security issues and on Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) architecture in order to offer differentiation and security at access network in Dial-up phase. His Master Degree thesis was titled “Services Differentiation at IP level in Access Network through network management policies. Reliability, functionality and interoperability analysis on multi-vendor platforms“.
In 2001 he started his Ph.D in Systems and Information Engineering at DEIS Dept., University of Calabria. He worked in this period on Wireless Systems and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). During this period he contributed in teaching activities as Senior Tutor of Telecommunication and Electrical Communication courses.
In March 2004 he went to Los Angeles at UCLA University where he spent 8 months at Network Research Lab. He worked on Scalable routing protocols for MANETs under the supervision of Prof. Mario Gerla. During this period he matured experience in the field of scalable routing strategies and on the position based routing for distributed systems.
In February 2005 he got his Ph.D with a thesis titled “Hybrid Location Based Routing Protocols for Scalable Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Group Motion”. In his thesis a novel hybrid and scalable routing combining OLSR protocol in a short range communication and a geo-forwarding scheme for long distance has been proposed.
From November 2004 to September 2007 he worked at DEIS Dept. as Research Fellow. In this period he extended his research lines working on different fields such as Satellite Networks, energy saving techniques for Wireless Networks, Ultra Wideband Technology, security over WLAN and MANETs. He teached course in the same University and in particular: Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Radiomobile Networks I, Radiomobile Networks II, IP Evolutions and Internetworking, Laboratory and Designing of Telecommunication Networks, Telecommunication Systems.
He has been also involved in many professional activities and in particular he has been TPC member of many International Conferences such as IEEE VTC, ICC, WCNC, Globecom, Med Hoc Net, SPECTS, WirelessCOM, WinSys and reviewer in many journals such as IEEE Communication Letters, JSAC, IEEE Trans.on Vehicular Technology, Computer Communication, Eurasip JWCN, WINET etc. In September 2007 he become Assistant Professor at DEIS Dept., University of Calabria, where he teaches Telecommunication Systems, Designing of Advance Cellular Networks and Radiomobile Networks II. He is now Associate Prof. in Telecommunication and Networking at DIMES Dept., University of Calabria.
He was recipient of Young Researcher Award in 2007 for a Project on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) called ATENA (Autoconfiguring inTelligent vEhicular Network for urban Area). His interests include Satellite networks, IP QoS architectures, Adaptive Wireless Networks, Ad Hoc Networks and Pervasive Computing. He has been involved in the organization of many conferences in the following roles: Program Chair of Ambysis Conference in 2009, track chair in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks in Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS) 2011, Program chair in Simulation and Performance Evaluation in Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS) 2013-2014, track-chair of the Wireless Networks track in Wireless Days 2013 in Valencia, vice-General Chair in Summer Simulation Conference (SCS) 2015 in Chicago, track-chair of Wireless Communications track in Consumer Communication and Networking Conference (CCNC) 2015 in Las Vegas, General Chair of Summer Simulation Conference (SCS) 2016 in Montreal, Program Chair of Simultech 2017 in Madrid, Program Chair of Distributed Simulation and Real Time (DS-RT) 2018 in Madrid, Program Chair of Simultech 2018 in Porto, Portugal, General Chair of Distributed Simulation and Real Time (DS-RT) 2019 in Rende (CS), Italy, Program Chair in Simultech 2020 in France (on-line streaming), Program chair of Distributed Simulation (DS-RT) 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic, Tutorial Chair in Consumer Communication and Networking Conference (CCNC) 2020 in Las Vegas, General Chair of Simultech 2021 (on-line steaming), Program Chair of Distributed Simulation and Real-Time (DS-RT) 2021 in Valencia, Spain, Program Chair in Wireless Days 2021 in Paris, France.
In Dec. 2020 he has been ranked in the Top 2% Computer Science World Scientist according to clarivate https://data.
He co-authored till now more than 250 papers in International Conferences and Journals. He has been also in the Review Board of the International Journal of Communications Systems (Wiley) (2013-2017), in Sensors Journal (MDPI – Internet of Things section) (2017-2021), in International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (Hindawi) (2017-2021), in International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (Hindawi), in Electronics (MDPI – Networking section) (2018-2021), in International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation (2018-2021), in Interdisciplinary Issues in Telecommunication Systems (IGI Pubblication) (2014-2018).