SIGCOMM LAB – LABoratory for SIGnal processing in digital COMmunications and radar systems

Directed by Giorgio Matteo Vitetta, the SIGCOMM Lab focuses its research on the development of signal processing methods and their application to: a) digital communication systems; b) indoor localization and vehicular navigation; c) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems.

Giorgio Matteo Vitetta is a Full Professor of Telecommunications at the Department of EngineeringEnzo Ferrari (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, UNIMORE) since 2001.  From 1998 to 2001 he has been holding the position of Associate Professor of Telecommunications at the same institution.

Before joining UNIMORE, he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa (from 1995 to 1998).

Professor Giorgio Matteo Vitetta received his “Laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering (cum Laude) in 1990 and his Ph. D. degree in 1994, both from the University of Pisa, Italy. In 1992/1993 he was a visiting PhD Student at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, where he did research on digital communications on fading channels under the supervision of Professor Desmond P. Taylor.

His main research interests lie in the broad area of wireless communication systems, signal processing techniques for MIMO radars, and localization and navigation techniques.

He has been serving as an Editor and as an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2000 until 2018. He has been also serving as an Associate Editor of  the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2002 to 2011 and of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters from 2011 to 2016.

He has co-authored more than 100 papers published on international journals and on the proceedings of international conferences, and has co-authored the book Wireless Communications: Algorithmic Techniques (John Wiley, 2013).

He has contributed or managed various national and international research projects. In particular, from 2002 to 2004 he has contributed to the research project “STINGRAY – Space Time CodiNG for Reconfigurable Wireless Access Systems” (Contract IST 2000-30173), funded by the European Community in its FP V. From 2005 to 2007 he has been involved in the Network of Excellence (NoE) NEWCOM (Contract IST 507325), funded by the European Community in its FP VI; in particular, within this NoE he has managed Project B, devoted to the study of ultrawideband communication systems. In the period 2008-2011 he has been involved in the NoE NEWCOM++ (Contract IST-2000-30173), funded by the European Community in its FP VII. Since 2017 he has been involved in various projects concerning the applications of MIMO radar systems to smart agriculture  and vital sign monitoring.