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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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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 Evaluación 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
da Silva Brilhante, D. and de Rezende, J.F. and Marchetti, N., Handover optimisation for high-capacity low-latency 5G NR mmWave communication, Ad Hoc Networks, 153, (103328), 2024, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Abel Zandamela, Nicola Marchetti and Adam Narbudowicz, Small Dual-Band 3D Beamforming MIMO Antenna, European Microwave Conference, Berlin, 53, IEEE, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Antony, L. and Marchetti, N. and Narbudowicz, A., Modelling of Micro-Doppler Effect in mm-Wave Antenna Due to Near-Field Insect Fly-By, 2023, Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gória Silva, P.E. and Dester, P.S. and Siljak, H. and Marchetti, N. and Nardelli, P.H.J. and de Souza, R.A.A., Improving Event Transmissions via Novel Multiuser Communication Scheme, 2023, pp1659-1663 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dey, I. and Siljak, H. and Marchetti, N., Classical Capacity of Arbitrarily Distributed Noisy Quantum Channels, 2023, Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dey, I. and Marchetti, N., IoT Localization and Optimized Topology Extraction Using Eigenvector Synchronization, 2023, pp424-429 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Abel Zandamela, Nicola Marchetti, Adam Narbudowicz, Energy-Efficient Physical Layer Security for Wearable IoT Devices, Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Florence, Italy, March, 2023, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Abel Zandamela, Nicola Marchetti, Adam Narbudowicz, Flexible Multimode-Based Beamforming MIMO Antenna, Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Florence, Italy, March, 2022, 2023, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
I. Dey, N. Marchetti, Space-Time- and Frequency- Spreading for Interference Minimization in Dense IoT, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, 6, (1), 2023, p148 - 153, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
A. Gomes, J. Kibilda, N. Marchetti, L. DaSilva, Dimensioning Spectrum to Support Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication, IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, 7, (1), 2023, p88 - 93, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Artificial intelligence-aided resource sharing for wireless mesh networks in, editor(s)L. Davoli, G. Ferrari , Wireless Mesh Networks for IoT and Smart Cities: Technologies and applications, IET, 2022, [I. Dey, G. Ropokis, N. Marchetti], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
N. Marchetti, I. Dey, ENTROPY: Flexible and Autonomous Topology-based Networking Framework, European Autonomous Network Forum, Dublin, 28-09-2022, 2022, Huawei, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
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
Special Issue "Complex Networks Analysis and Engineering in 5G and beyond towards 6G", IEEE Access, (2020), 227751 - 227755p, M. Butt, C. Grebogi, I. Macaluso, M. Baptista, N. Marchetti, P. Juliano Nardelli, R. Hunjet, R. Thomas, [Guest Editor], Journal, 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


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Award Date
IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer 2023-2024
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2022
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
My research area is wireless communications. My research develops vital technology components essential to push beyond the boundaries of current communication networks, to cope with the current surge in mobile data demand, in a way that is both economical and sustainable. This can be achieved by distributing the intelligence within the network among many distributed simpler entities while "stretching" the dimensionality of important factors at play, i.e. increasing (i) the radio transmitter deployment density; (ii) the infrastructure dynamics (such as when considering drones as communicating entities); (iii) the radio frequency carrier and bandwidth. As an important complement to the above strategy, I am very interested in studying the implication of the topology of physical and functional interactions within wireless networks in achieving global desired network performance while acting locally based on simple interacting devices. I am a well reputed expert in the domain of digital signal processing and resource allocation for wireless communication, and am pioneering the application of complex systems science to communication networks. When joining TCD in September 2011, I started from one PhD I co-supervised, and by now I built and am running (starting from scratch) a research group, currently being the supervisor of 7 PhD students and 3 postdocs. I already successfully supervised 12 PhD students till their degree completion, and supervised 10 postdocs in the past. I built a very large and diverse international collaboration network, working with several top universities in my field, such as Virginia Tech, University of Edinburgh, and Technische Universität Braunschweig, and visiting prestigious academic institutions in USA, India and Japan, i.e. Virginia Tech (1 month), Indian Institute of Technology (5 months), University of Electro-Communications (1.5 months). I have also been extensively collaborating with Nokia Bell Labs, with their labs in Ireland, France and Germany. I also act as a Senior Academic Lead of the CONNECT-Industry Strategic Collaborative Research Programme. Due to a combined communication engineering & 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, I focused on aspects that turned out to be crucial in the affirmation of the former generation of wireless networks (4G), such as multiple antenna techniques and autonomous radio resource allocation. After joining TCD, I started to help shape the 5th generation (5G) of communication networks, working on massive deployment of low-power base stations and arrays with up to hundreds of antennas. Such work led to the funding of several EU projects focusing on 5G and beyond networks. I published 77 journals, 95 conference papers, 2 books, 9 book chapters, 5 guest editorials, and filed 4 patents. As PI/Co-PI, I was awarded €1.7 million. I have an h-index of 30, 2,900+ citations in total, and 14 of my publications received at least 50 citations. I regularly publish in top journals and conferences in my field, for example IEEE Transactions or Letters, and IEEE ComSoc flagship conferences such as GLOBECOM and ICC.