Research Associate Professor
at IMDEA Networks

Research interests

Next Generation Wireless Networks; Visible Light Communication Systems; Mobile Indoor Localization Systems; Distributed Spectrum Monitoring Systems; mmWave Communication Systems

Short biography

Dr. Domenico Giustiniano is Research Associate Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute and leader of the Pervasive Wireless Systems group. Before joining IMDEA, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at ETH Zurich. He also worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Disney Research Zurich and at Telefonica Research Barcelona. He holds a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2008). Dr. Giustiniano devotes most of his current research to emerging areas in wireless networking and pervasive wireless systems. The original contributions he has made to his field of research are exemplified by publications in international and hightly competitive conference venues such as ACM MobiCom, ACM CoNEXT (6), IEEE INFOCOM (2), ACM/IEEE IPSN (2), and journals such as IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (3) and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is general co-chair of EWSN 2018, he has been general co-chair of IFIP/IEEE SustainIT 2015, and regularly serves as TPC member in top conferences such as ACM Conext 2017 and IEEE INFOCOM 2014-2017. Dr. Domenico Giustiniano is IEEE senior member and ACM member. Dr. Giustiniano has large experience in leading and participating in funded research projects such as MATISSE, SPECTRUMCOP (industrial projects), mmMAGIC (EU H2020 PPP), Flex5gware (EU H2020 PPP). The activity of Dr. Giustiniano creates bridges between high scientific work, targeting publications in top venues, and practical work, as demonstrated by his leadership role in initiatives such as the OpenVLC project, an open-source platform for research in visible light communication networks. Dr. Giustiniano is co-founder of the non-profit Electrosense association, a crowd-sourcing initiative to collect and analyse spectrum data. His approach to scientific work oriented to devise solutions to real-world problems based on real-world assumptions is proved by i) five patents and ii) the best project Award (2010) within all the R&D centers of Telefonica Corporation for the innovation and visibility to the company and the clients and iii) two Cyber Awards (2015 and 2016) for outstanding scientific contribution in Cyberspace and Information research program of Armasuisse Science and Technology.

Researcher Name


ORCID: 0000-0003-3136-4176

Scopus: 23396326400

ReseachersID: L-6407-2014

Latest News

ACM Mobicom 2017. Demo co-chair with Kirk Webb

Distinguished TPC Member Award of the 2017 IEEE Infocom Technical Program Committee

Our paper "Crowdsourcing Spectrum Data Decoding" has been accepted at IEEE Infocom 2017

Our paper "Passive Communication with Ambient Light" was best paper award runner-up at ACM CoNEXT 2016!

Chair of MadCom 2017 Workshop, co-located with the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks 2017 (EWSN'17)

TPC member of ACM Sigcomm 2016, Poster and Demo Session

We have released the OpenVLC 1.1 cape. If you want to test it for your research, you can apply here