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Dr. Nicola Marchetti

Ussher Assistant Professor (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

Dr. Nicola Marchetti is currently Assistant Professor in Wireless Communications at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He performs his research under the Trinity Information and Complexity Labs (TRICKLE) and the Irish Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT). He received the PhD in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2007, and the M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from University of Ferrara, Italy in 2003. He also holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics which he received from Aalborg University in 2010. His collaborations include research projects in cooperation with Nokia Bell Labs and US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, among others. His research interests include Adaptive and Self-Organizing Networks, Complex Systems Science for Communication Networks, PHY Layer, Radio Resource Management. He has authored in excess of 100 journals and conference papers, 2 books and 7 book chapters, holds 2 patents, and received 4 best paper awards.
  Wireless Communication   Wireless Networks
 Enabling Cellular Networks to Exploit Millimeter-wave Opportunities (NEMO)
 Advanced Dynamic spectrum 5G mobile networks Employing Licensed shared access (ADEL)
 Intelligent System for Independent Living and Self-Care of Seniors with Cognitive Problems or Mild Dementia (ISISEMD)
 Reliable Self Organizing Networks (REASON)
 Spectrum Sharing for Next Generation Wireless Communication Networks

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Chair, Graduates of Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group, IEEE Denmark 2009
Associate Chair, IEEE ComSoc e-Health Technical Committee, Interest Group 'Future technologies for the ageing brain' 2018-2019
Associate Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal 2018-2019
Associate Editor, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2017-2019
Scientific Expert, European Research Council (ERC) 2016
Scientific Expert, Agencia Nacional de EvaluaciĆ³n y Prospectiva (ANEP), Spain 2015
Scientific Expert, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France 2015
Vice-chair, Graduates of Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group, IEEE Denmark 2008
Vice-chair, Aalborg Student Chapter, Engineers Without Borders Denmark 2009-2010
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Danish Basic Basic Basic
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Basic
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Medium Basic Basic
R. Amer, W. Saad, H. ElSawy, M. Butt, N. Marchetti, Caching to the Sky: Performance Analysis of Cache-Assisted CoMP for Cellular-Connected UAVs, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2019, pp1--, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  URL
R. Amer, H. ElSawy, J. Kibilda, M. Butt, N. Marchetti, Cooperative Transmission and Probabilistic Caching for Clustered D2D Networks, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2019, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  URL
C. Sexton, N. Marchetti, L. DaSilva, RAN Slicing in 5G: Customization, Trade-offs, and Resource Allocation, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2019, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Sabeti, P. and Farhang, A. and Marchetti, N. and Doyle, L., Frequency synchronization for OFDM-Based Massive MIMO systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 67, (11), 2019, p2973-2986 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sexton, C. and Marchetti, N. and Dasilva, L.A., Customization and trade-offs in 5g ran slicing, IEEE Communications Magazine, 57, (4), 2019, p116-122 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
R. Amer, M. Butt, H. Elsawy, M. Bennis, J. Kibilda, N. Marchetti, On Minimizing Energy Consumption for D2D Clustered Caching Network, EEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2018, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS
C. Sexton, M. Butt, N. Marchetti, L. DaSilva, On Matching Users to Specialised MNOs in Service Tailored Networks of the Future, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2018, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS
G. Ropokis, N. Marchetti, L. DaSilva, Cooperative Beamforming Exploiting Energy Recycling, International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
A. Narbudowicz, G. Ruvio, M. Ammann, N. Marchetti, Fundamental Efficiency Limit of Passive Non-Magnetic Self-Interference Suppression in Full-Duplex Radios, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (AP-S), 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
A. Narbudowicz, M. Ammann, N. Marchetti, Miniaturized Switchless Pattern Reconfigurable Antenna Utilizing Spherical Modes Analysis, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Spectrum Sharing between Radar and Small Cells in, Radar and Communication Spectrum Sharing, 2018, [F. Paisana, J. Rezende, L. DaSilva, N. Marchetti], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Nicola Marchetti, Performance Limits of Ultra Dense and millimetre-Wave 5G Networks, Glasgow, UK, 2018, University of Glasgow, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Nicola Marchetti, Energy Efficiency in 5G Networks - Wireless Powered and Loss Tolerant Systems, Padova, Italy, 2018, University of Padova, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Nicola Marchetti, How Complex Systems Science can help us achieve Green IoT, International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks (Next-GWIN), Sheffield, UK, 2018, University of Sheffield, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Butt, M.M. and Macaluso, I. and Jorswieck, E.A. and Bradford, J. and Marchetti, N. and Doyle, L., Spectrum matching in licensed spectrum sharing, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2018, Notes: [cited By 0; Article in Press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Resource Management Techniques in Licensed Shared Access Networks in, Networks of the Future - Architectures, Technologies, and Implementations, CRC Press, 2017, [M. Butt, J. McMenamy, A. Farhang, I. Macaluso, C. Galiotto, N. Marchetti], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
G. A. Ropokis, M. M. Butt, N. Marchetti, and L. A. DaSilva, Optimal Power Allocation for Energy Recycling Assisted Cooperative Communications, IEEE WCNC Workshops, San Francisco, CA, USA, 19-22 March, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nicola Marchetti, 5G: Adaptable Networks Enabled by Versatile Radio Access Technologies, Tokyo, Japan, 2017, University of Electro-Communications, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Filter bank multicarrier for massive MIMO in, Signal Processing for 5G: Algorithms and Implementations, Wiley, 2016, pp1 - 610, [A. Farhang, N. Marchetti, B. Farhang-Boroujeny], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
G. A. Ropokis, M. C. Filippou, A. A. Rontogiannis, L. A. DaSilva, N. Marchetti, V. Frascolla, and P. T. Mathiopoulos, Optimal Sensing and Power Allocation in Pilot-Aided Shared Access Systems: A BER Minimization Approach, Intl. Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 July 2016, 2016, pp7536899-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) May 2016
IEEE Senior Member July 2015
Best Paper Award at International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Oct 2010
Best Paper Award at Communications International Conference Jun 2010
Best Paper Award at European Wireless May 2009
Since I joined TCD, I took leadership in proposing and investigating: (i) a new theory of wireless networks based on complex systems science and its application to network analysis and resource management; (ii) several component technologies for 5G and beyond wireless communication systems, including massive multiple antenna arrays, novel waveforms, and radio spectrum sharing for future networks. My plan is to combine both in the next few years, leading to a new theory and practice of physical layer and resource management in future wireless networks, which will hopefully enable a new theoretical understanding of wireless networks which is long due in my scientific community. Over the past few years, my contribution to my research field has considerably grown, as did my status and reputation within my scientific community. I started from supervising one PhD student soon after I arrived in TCD in 2011, and now I am involved in the supervision of 6 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows (and I supervised 6 more PhD students till completion and 6 other post-docs in the past). I am a prominent actor the international telecommunication community, as testified by regular invitations to join research proposals, give international invited and keynote talks (I gave 19 to date), teach courses worldwide (I taught 15 to date), and to be a visiting professor in prestigious academic institutions in USA and India in the recent past. I plan to influence even more my discipline for the years to come, by: organizing conferences and postgrad courses, participating to EU and international research projects. I intend to be a key researcher in the area of future wireless networks, also thanks to the support of my growing research team, obtaining prestigious grants such as ERC (I will submit a Consolidator Grant proposal next February) and IRC Laureate (submission planned).