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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 140 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 serves 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
 FIREMAN (Framework for the Identification of Rare Events via MAchine learning and IoT Networks)
 IoCT (Internet of Complex Things)
 COCODIMM (Complexity and Control of Distributed Massive MIMO)
 FD-M2Mcomm (Cross-Layer Full-Duplex Design: Potential for Machine-to-Machine Communications)
 Wireless-SPIne (Wireless Security and Privacy for INtErnet of things)

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Details Date
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
A. Miraki, H. Saeedi-Sourck, N. Marchetti, A. Farhang, Spectral Domain Spline Graph Filter Bank, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
P. Sabeti, A. Farhang, I. Macaluso, N. Marchetti, L. Doyle, Blind Channel Estimation for Massive MIMO: A Deep Learning Assisted Approach, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), edited by IEEE , 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
R. Amer, W. Saad, B. Galkin, N. Marchetti, Performance Analysis of Mobile Cellular-Connected Drones under Practical Antenna Configurations, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), edited by IEEE , 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
I. Dey, P. Rossi, M. Butt, N. Marchetti, Experimental Analysis of Wideband Spectrum Sensing Networks using Massive MIMO Testbed, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
R. Amer, H. ElSawy, J. Kibilda, M. Butt, N. Marchetti, Performance Analysis and Optimization of Cache-Assisted CoMP for Clustered D2D Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
C. Sexton, N. Marchetti, L. DaSilva, On Provisioning Slices and Overbooking Resources in Service Tailored Networks of the Future, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
G. Adonias, H. Siljak, M. Barros, N. Marchetti, M. White, S. Balasubramaniam, Reconfigurable Filtering of Neuro-Spike Communications using Synthetically Engineered Logic Circuits, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
I. Dey, H. Joshi, N. Marchetti, Space-Time Spreading aided Distributed MIMO-WSNs, IEEE Communication Letters, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
R. Amer, H. Elsawy, M. Butt, E. Jorswieck, M. Bennis, N. Marchetti, Optimized Caching and Spectrum Partitioning for D2D enabled Cellular Systems with Clustered Devices, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
J. Kibilda, A. MacKenzie, M. Abdel-Rahman, S.K. Yoo, L. Galati Giordano, S. Cotton, N. Marchetti, W. Saad, W. Scanlon, A. Garcia-Rodriguez, D. Lopez-Perez, H. Claussen L. DaSilva, Indoor Millimeter-Wave Systems: Design and Performance Evaluation, Proceedings of the IEEE, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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
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, Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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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. 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 5 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows (and I supervised 7 more PhD students till completion and 8 other post-docs in the past). I have been invited to give presentations in internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools (I gave 16 to date), and to be a visiting professor in prestigious academic institutions in USA, Japan and India in the recent past. I am currently planning to consolidate what is already a very promising and fast-growing body of work, establishing me among the leaders in the science and engineering of communication networks, and giving me a concrete possibility to influence this research area and community for the years to come.