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Structure Department of Information Engineering
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Wednesday from 09:00 to 11:00 Ufficio, secondo piano DEI/A Si prega di contattare preventivamente il docente via email per organizzare al meglio i colloqui
Friday from 09:00 to 10:00 Ufficio, secondo piano DEI/A Si prega di contattare preventivamente il docente via email per organizzare al meglio i colloqui
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Curriculum Vitae
Andrea Zanella is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova, in Italy, and he currently holds the habilitation for the full professorship. He received the Laurea degree (equivalent to Master degree) in Computer Engineering in 1998, and the Ph.D. in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering in 2002, from the same University. From December 1, 2000 to September 1, 2001, he was engaged as post-doc researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he worked on Wireless Networks and Wireless Access to Internet.

His major research interest is in the field of protocol design and performance evaluation of wireless systems. In particular, he has long experience in the modeling and performance analysis of wireless networks, design of cross-layer and cognitive protocols for multimedia transmissions over resource-constrained networks, localization algorithms, and Internet of Things protocols for Smart City services. In the recent years, furthermore, he started working on molecular networks, starting a new research trail on the design of pure hydrodynamic microfluidic systems. In this context, he has led an academic interdepartmental research project that has developed and tested some basic microfluidic devices capable of realizing fundamental network functionalities.

He is one of the inventors of 4 international patents, and he authored more than 150 papers, appeared in top-level international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, four of which received the best (student) paper award.

Andrea Zanella has long and solid experience in international collaborative research projects, included the FP7 projects SAPHYRE, MEDIEVAL, ARAGORN, NEWCOM. Furthermore, he has being involved in a number of collaboration with leading companies in the ICT field, as INTEL, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs (now Nokia), Telenor, Toyota research, Philips, ST-microelectronics. He is the PI and co-PI of two important projects funded by INTEL on the design of protocols and tools for energy efficient and scalable wireless systems.

He is IEEE senior member, and serves as Technical Area Editor for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, the MPDI "Sensor" journal, and the Digital Communications and Networks (DCN), by Elsevier. He was Guest Editor for the S.I. on "Smart Cities: vision and reality" of the Sensor Journal (MDPI) in 2016 and for the S.I. on "Imaging in Internet of Things" for Journal of Imaging (MDPI) in 2017.

For what concerns the teaching activity, Andrea Zanella has delivered more than 1000 hours of lectures, both to bachelor and master students, teaching a number of courses (in Italian and in English), included Telecommunication Networks, Computer Networks, Protocols for Data Communications and Multimedia Transmission, Telecommunications Lab, Internet and Multimedia Lab.

Finally, Andrea Zanella is one of the coordinators of the SIGnals and NETworking (SIGNET) research lab, is board member of the PhD School on Information Engineering and a member of the Board of Directors of the Human Inspired Technologies (HIT) research center.

Research areas
• Microfluidic networks
• Cognitive Networks
• Wireless local/personal area networks
• Vehicular Networks
• Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)

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Andrea Zanella has authored more than 130 scientific papers (see

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 64D68F3C9D7AEAC07C778D998E9083BA.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN2371 001PD INP9086688 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
IN2371 002PD INP9086688 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
IN2371 005PD INP9086688 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
IN0508 COMMON IN04107336 9 3rd Year (2019/20) Second
IN0513 COMMON INP6075478 6 3rd Year (2019/20) First