Sergio Barbarossa
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza

Sergio Barbarossa received his MS and Ph.D. EE degree from the Sapienza University of Rome, where he is now a Full Professor. He has held visiting positions at the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (’88), Univ. of Virginia (’95, ‘97), and Univ. of Minnesota (’99). He is an IEEE Fellow and EURASIP Fellow. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2013-2014. He received the 2000 and 2014 IEEE Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. In 2010 he received the Technical Achievements Award from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Trans. on Signal and Information Processing over Networks. Since 2000, he has been the scientific coordinator of several EU projects on wireless sensor networks, small cell networks, and distributed mobile cloud computing. He is currently the technical manager of the H2020 Europe/Japan project on “Millimeter-wave edge cloud as an Enabler for 5G” (5G-MiEdge), merging millimeter wave and mobile edge computing technologies. His current research interests are in the area of graph signal processing, algebraic topology, machine learning, distributed optimization, millimeter wave communications and mobile edge computing.

Giuseppe Bianchi

Giuseppe bianchi is Full Professor of Networking at the School of Engineering, University of Roma Tor Vergata since January 2007. His research activity includes programmable network systems, wireless networks, privacy and security, traffic control, and is documented in about 220 peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers, having received more than 15.000 citations (source scholar.google.com). He has carried out pioneering research work on WLAN modelling and assessment, and is currently interested in network programmability in both wireless and wired domains. He has been general or technical co-chair for several major conferences and workshops (IEEE INFOCOM 2014, ACM CoNext 2015, IEEE LANMAN 2016, IEEE HPSR 2018, ITC 2018, track chair at IEEE WCNC 2018, etc). G. Bianchi has held general or technical coordination roles in six European projects (FP6-DISCREET, FP7-FLAVIA, FP7-PRISM, FP7-DEMONS, H2020-BEBA, H2020-SCISSOR), and is involved in eight EU H2020 projects on wireless, network programmability, 5G, and network security topics. He has been (or still is) editor for several journals in his field, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, and Elsevier Computer Communications.

Giuseppe Caire
TU Berlin

Giuseppe Caire  was born in Torino in 1965. He received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering  from Politecnico di Torino in 1990, the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1992, and the Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in 1994. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow with the European Space Agency (ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands) in 1994-1995, Assistant Professor in Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Torino, Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy, Professor with the Department of Mobile Communications at the Eurecom Institute,  Sophia-Antipolis, France, a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and he is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He received the Jack Neubauer Best System Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2003, the IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2004 and in 2011, the Okawa Research Award in 2006, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2014, the Vodafone Innovation Prize in 2015, and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2018. Giuseppe Caire is a Fellow of IEEE since 2005. He has served in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2004 to 2007, and as officer from 2008 to 2013. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2011. His main research interests are in the field of communications theory, information theory, channel and source coding with particular focus on wireless communications.

Emilio Calvanese Strinati

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative dealing with the design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Since December 2016 he is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. Since 2016 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GCHAMPION project. Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR).  E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 100 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 70 international invited talks, tutorials and keynotes and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 60 patents. He has organized more than 60 international conferences, workshops, panels and special sessions on green communications, heterogeneous networks and cloud computing hosted in international IEEE conferences.

Mérouane Debbah

Mérouane Debbah entered the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (France) in 1996 where he received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees respectively. He worked for Motorola Labs (Saclay, France) from 1999-2002 and the Vienna Research Center for Telecommunications (Vienna, Austria) until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he joined the Mobile Communications department of the Institut Eurecom (Sophia Antipolis, France) as an Assistant Professor. Since 2007, he is a Full Professor at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France). From 2007 to 2014, he was founder and the director of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio. Since 2014, he is Vice-President of the Huawei France R&D center and director of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab. His research interests lie in fundamental mathematics, algorithms, statistics, information & communication sciences research. He is an Associate Editor in Chief of the journal Random Matrix: Theory and Applications and was an associate and senior area editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing respectively in 2011-2013 and 2013-2014. Mérouane Debbah is a recipient of the ERC grant MORE (Advanced Mathematical Tools for Complex Network Engineering). He is a IEEE Fellow, a WWRF Fellow and a member of the academic senate of Paris-Saclay. He has managed 8 EU projects and more than 24 national and international projects. He received 19 best paper awards, among which the 2007 IEEE GLOBECOM best paper award, the Wi-Opt 2009 best paper award, the 2010 Newcom++ best paper award, the WUN CogCom Best Paper 2012 and 2013 Award, the 2014 WCNC best paper award, the 2015 ICC best paper award, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial paper award, the 2016 European Wireless Best Paper Award, the 2017 Eurasip Best Paper Award and the 2018 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award as well as the Valuetools 2007, Valuetools 2008, CrownCom2009, Valuetools 2012, SAM 2014 and 2017 IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Joint Chapter Best Student paper awards. He is the recipient of the Mario Boella award in 2005, the IEEE Glavieux Prize Award in 2011 and the Qualcomm Innovation Prize Award in 2012.

Alberto Testolin
Università di Padova

Alberto Testolin received the M.Sc. degree in computer science (curriculum: Artificial Intelligence) and the Ph.D. degree in cognitive science from the University of Padova, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Padova, focusing on computational modeling of cognitive processes. His main interests include deep learning, recurrent neural networks and probabilistic generative models, which are applied to investigate sensory processing and attentional mechanisms. During his PhD, he developed a neurocomputational framework to simulate cognitive functions based on unsupervised deep learning. Beside his primary interest in cognitive science, he works with computer scientists to improve the computational aspects of learning models, for example by exploiting parallel computing architectures (GPUs) or by studying novel learning algorithms. He also collaborates with electronic engineers to improve telecommunication technologies by optimizing wireless and underwater data transmission. He is an active member of the IEEE Task Force on Deep Learning, and he has been recently invited as instructor to the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, where he discussed his unsupervised modeling approach on a special workshop dedicated to deep learning.