Prof. Enrico Del Re, University of Florence and CNIT, Italy
Enrico Del Re holds the Dr.Ing. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1971. After an experience as design engineer in electronics industry, since 1975 he was with the University of Florence, Italy, where in 1986 he was appointed Professor at the Department of Information Engineering. During the academic year 1987-1988 he spent a nine-month period of research at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency, The Netherlands. His main research interests are digital signal processing, mobile and satellite communications, next generation internet, with more than 300 papers published in international journals and conferences. He was the co-editor of the book Satellite Integrated Communications Networks (North-Holland, 1988), one author of the book Data Compression and Error Control Techniques with Applications (Academic, 1985) and editor of the books Mobile and Personal Communications (Elsevier, 1995), Software Radio Technologies and Services (Springer, 2001), Satellite Personal Communications for Future-Generation Systems (Springer, 2002), Mobile and Personal Satellite Communications 5-EMPS2002 (IIC, Italy, 2002) and Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems (Springer, 2008). He was the Chairman of the European Project COST 227 "Integrated Space/Terrestrial Mobile Networks" (1992-95) and the EU COST Action 252 "Evolution of satellite personal communications from second to future generation systems" (1996-2000). He was the Chairman of the Software Radio Technologies and Services Workshop (2000), the Fifth European Workshop on Mobile/Personal Satcoms (2002) and the Satellite Navigation and Communications Systems (2006). He was Recipient of the 1988/89 premium from the IEE (UK) for the paper "Multicarrier demodulator for digital satellite communication systems". Since 1992, he was elected member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He was President of the Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) in the period 2011-2017, having served before as Director in the period 2005-2008. He was Director of the Department of Information Engineering (DINFO) of the University of Florence, Italy in the period 2013-2016. He is Member of the ICT Italian Expert Committee for EU Horizon2020 Programme appointed by the Ministry of University and Research. He is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE.