Danilo DE DONNO
at IMDEA Networks
My research interests lie broadly in the areas of:
- millimeter-wave communications
- energy-efficient initial access and MAC protocols
- software defined radio
- radio frequency identification (RFID) and backscatter systems
- zero-power computing
- energy harvesting for wireless sensor networks and pervasive computing applications
- ultra low-power hardware/software design strategies
My background is in RF engineering, circuit design, and wireless communications including: antenna theory and design, energy harvesting, RFID transceiver design, novel sensing system design, mobile networks and wirelessly powered systems.
I joined the Pervasive Wireless Systems Group and the Wireless Networking Group at IMDEA Networks Institute in July 2015 as a Post-Doc Researcher. My main areas of interest lie in mm-Wave communications and wireless LANs relying on the 802.11ad standard.
Prior to joining the IMDEA Networks Institute, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2005 after discussing a thesis titled "60-GHz Indoor Radio Propagation: Analysis by Ray-Tracing Simulations". In 2008, I obtained the Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano with a thesis titled "Optimization of Gateway Positions in Wireless Sensor Networks: Models and Algorithms". In 2012, I completed my Ph.D. in Information Engineering at the Innovation Engineering Department of the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy after discussing a dissertation on "EM Enabling Technologies for Smart Wireless Systems: SDR, RFID, and GPU computing". From July 2011 to December 2011, I was a Short-Term Scholar at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA, USA). From June 2012 to June 2015, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Electromagnetic Lab Lecce (EML2) of the University of Salento.