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Dr. Nicola Marchetti

Associate Professor (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

Nicola Marchetti is currently Associate Professor in Wireless Communications at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He performs his research under the Irish Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT), where he leads the Wireless Engineering and Complexity Science (WhyCOM) lab. 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 Radio Resource Management, Self-Organising Networks, Complex Systems Science and Signal Processing for communication networks. He has authored 150 journals and conference papers, 2 books and 8 book chapters, holds 4 patents, and received 4 best paper awards. He is a senior member of IEEE and has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal since 2018 and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking since 2017.
  Wireless Communication   Wireless Networks
 Digitising Biodiversity: Landscape-Animal-Digital-Human Translations
 FIREMAN (Framework for the Identification of Rare Events via MAchine learning and IoT Networks)
 Addressing the future wireless network capacity scaling trough massive MIMO and millimetre Wave technologies and a user centric networking
 IoCT (Internet of Complex Things)
 COCODIMM (Complexity and Control of Distributed Massive MIMO)

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Details Date
Chair, Graduates of Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group, IEEE Denmark 2009
Associate Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal 2018-2021
Associate Editor, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2017-2020
Scientific Expert, Agencia Nacional de EvaluaciĆ³n y Prospectiva (ANEP), Spain 2015
Scientific Expert, European Research Council (ERC) 2016
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
Abel Zandamela, Nicola Marchetti, Adam Narbudowicz, Stacked-Patch MIMO Antenna for Dual-Plane Beamsteering, 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (APS/URSI), Singapore, 04-10 12/2021, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
A. Narbudowicz, A. Zandamela, N. Marchetti, M. Ammann, Energy Efficient Dynamic Directional Modulation with Electrically Small Antennas, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
A. Bonfante, L. Galati Giordano, I. Macaluso, N. Marchetti, Performance of Predictive Indoor mmWave Networks with Dynamic Blockers, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
M. Dzaferagic, N. McBride, R. Thomas, I. Macaluso, N. Marchetti, Improving In-Network Computing in IoT Through Degeneracy, IEEE Systems Journal, 15, (1), 2021, p238-244 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
R. Amer, M. Baza, T. Salman, M. Butt, A. Alhindi, N. Marchetti, Optimizing Joint Probabilistic Caching and Channel Access for Clustered D2D Networks, Journal of Communications and Networks, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
F. Firyaguna, J. Kibilda, C. Galiotto, N. Marchetti, Performance Analysis of Indoor mmWave Networks with Ceiling-Mounted Access Points, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 20, (5), 2021, p1940-1950 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
A. Miraki, H. Saeedi-Sourck, N. Marchetti, A. Farhang, Spectral Domain Spline Graph Filter Bank, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 28, 2021, p469-473 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
M. Dzaferagic, N. Marchetti, I. Macaluso, Minimizing the Signaling Overhead and Latency Based on Users' Mobility Patterns, IEEE Systems Journal, 15, (1), 2021, p77-84 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
D. Goswami, N. Marchetti, S. Das, Distributed Time Synchronization in Ultra Dense Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
M. Dzaferagic, N. Marchetti, I. Macaluso, Fault detection and classification in Industrial IoT in case of missing sensor data, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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P. Mulinka, C. Kalalas, M. Dzaferagic, I. Macaluso, D. Gutierrez Rojas, P. Nardelli, N. Marchetti, Information Processing and Data Visualization in Networked Industrial Systems, International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nicola Marchetti, Communication, Computing and Network Automation: How can Complex Systems Science and AI help?, SRE Summit Conference 'Running Planet Scale Systems', 2020, Huawei, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Caching at the Edge in Low Latency Wireless Networks in, editor(s)Muhammad Ali Imran, Qammer H. Abbasi, Sajid Hussain , Wireless Automation as an Enabler for the Next Industrial Revolution, Wiley, 2019, [R. Amer, M. Butt, N. Marchetti], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
A. Chiumento, N. Marchetti, I. Macaluso, Energy Efficient WSN: a Cross-layer Graph Signal Processing Solution to Information Redundancy, International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nardelli, C. Papadias, C. Kalalas, H. Alves, I. Christou, I. Macaluso, N. Marchetti, R. Palacios, J. Alonso-Zarate, Framework for the Identification of Rare Events via Machine Learning and IoT Networks, International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nicola Marchetti, Principles and Practice of Self-Organization in 6G Networks, International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies (ICAT), Sarajevo, 2019, University of Sarajevo, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
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


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Award Date
ERC CoG interview stage 2019
Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) May 2016
IEEE Senior Member July 2015
Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC) Oct 2010
Best Paper Award, Communications International Conference (COMM) Jun 2010
Best Paper Award, European Wireless Conference (EW) May 2009
Due to a combined communication engineering and mathematical education and research profile, my work touches upon theoretical aspects of modern communication networks, as well as their practical design challenges. In my career to date I've focused on aspects that turned out to be crucial in the affirmation of the current generation of wireless networks (5G). I've taken the lead 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 deployment of low-power base stations and massive multiple antenna arrays. My plan is to combine both these research strands in the next few years, leading to a new theory and practice of physical layer and resource management in future moving communication networks, which will enable a new theoretical understanding of networks which is long due.