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Born in Cosenza, Italy, on August 14, 1969. EDUCATION - Apr. 1994: Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Pisa, Italy; - Jun. 2, 1998: Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from the University of Parma, Italy. EMPLOYMENT - Nov. 1997 - Oct. 1999: Research Associate at the University of Parma, Italy; - Nov. 1999 - Feb. 2002: Assistant Professor at the University of Parma, Italy; - Sep. 2000 - Dec. 2000: Visiting Scientist at the Institut Eurécom, Sophia Antipolis, France; - Mar. 2002 - Dec. 2016: Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy; - Mar. 2012 - Jul. 2013: Member of the Panel for Industrial and Information Engineering for the evaluation of the Italian research system in the period 2004-2010 promoted by ANVUR; - Feb. 2013 - Jun. 2013: Visiting Consultant at the European Space Agency - European Space Research and Technology Centre, (ESA-ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands; - May 2013 - Dec. 2013: Scientific consultant of RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A. (the Italian public broadcasting company) to support the standardization process of next-generation satellite systems for Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-S2x); - Dec. 2013: National Scientific Qualification as a full professor, Call for candidates 2012; - Sep. 2015 - Sep. 2016: Member of the Panel for Industrial and Information Engineering for the evaluation of the Italian research system in the period 2011-2014 promoted by ANVUR.; - Dec. 2016 - Present: Full Professor at the University of Parma, Italy. RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES - Design of digital communication systems, adaptive signal processing, iterative detection techniques for channels with memory, channel coding, and information theory. From 2003, Leader of the SPADiC (Signal Processing for Advanced Digital Communications) Group (http://www.spadic.unipr.it) at the University of Parma. This Group has scientific collaborations with: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A., Télécom Bretagne, Brest, France, Chalmers University, Sweden, Lund University, Sweden, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy, National Laboratory of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Pisa, Italy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, University of Bologna, Italy. OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES - May 2008 - Dec. 2011: Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. - Apr. 2010 - Dec. 2012: Executive Editor for Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (formerly European Transactions on Telecommunications). - Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2016: Associate Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. - Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2017: Editor for Detection, Decoding, and Synchronization, IEEE Transactions on Communications. - Technical Program Committee Member for several international conferences, among which the "IEEE International Conference on Communications" (ICC), from 2005 till 2018 and the "IEEE Globecom conference" (GLOBECOM) from 2006 till 2018. He also served as an Area Editor for "Signal processing for communications" for the "14th European Signal Processing Conference" (EUSIPCO 2006), Florence, Italy. - Frequent Reviewer for the main international journals on digital communications, information theory, and signal processing. - Frequent Reviewer of international research proposals. EXPERIENCE - 1995-1998: Project "Advanced signal processing algorithms for digital transmission systems," (research cooperation between the University of Parma and Siemens Information and Communications). - 1997-1999: Project "Modulation and demodulation techniques for mobile radio communications," (funds of the Italian Ministry for the University and Scientific Research, MIUR). - 2000-2005: Project "Adaptive compensation for 40 Gb/s optical transmissions" (research cooperation between CNIT and Marconi Communications). - 2001-2003: Project "Design of robust receivers for low bit-rates transmissions in the W-band" within the project "Data and video interactive distribution, DAVID" (funds of the Italian Space Agency, ASI). EXPERIENCE AS A PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR * 2003-2004: Project "Carrier phase estimation for DVB-S2 systems with iterative decoding" (funds of the European Space Agency, ESA). * 2004-2004: Contract "Joint turbo decoding and synchronization for DVB-RCS systems" (funds of the Institut Eurécom, France). * 2005-2006: Contract "Alternative phase and frequency recovery schemes in the receiver for the MHOMS program" (funds of Alcatel Alenia Space, Italy). * 2006-2007: Project "Optical transmission systems with coherent demodulation" (PRIN, funds of the Italian Ministry for the University and Scientific Research, MIUR). * 2006-2008: Project "Study of enhanced digital transmission techniques for broadband satellite digital transmissions" (funds of ESA). * 2006-2009: Project "Electronic signal processing for high-speed optical communications" (research cooperation between CNIT and Ericsson). * 2008-2009: Project "Study of new techniques for Last Mile Access improvement" (research cooperation between CNIT and Ericsson). * 2009: Project "AIS receiver for Space AIS system" (funds of ESA). * 2009: Project "CPM receiver for NBWF physical layer definition" (funds of NATO C3 Agency). * 2009-2010: Project "BeamSat - Broadband Access over multi-spotbeam Ka-band satellites", (funds of ESA). * 2010-2011: Project "ADST - Advanced Digital Satellite Techniques", funds of ESA-ESTEC. * 2010-2011: Project "FENICE - Flexible Innovative AIS receiver prototype", (funds of ESA). * 2012-2014: Project "Next generation waveforms for improved spectral efficiency" (funds of ESA). * 2013-2014: Project "Improved waveforms for satellite communications" (funds of RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana). * 2013-2014: Project "IMMENSE - Interference ManageMEnt techNiques for Satellite nEtworks" (funds of ESA). * 2015-2017: Project "SatNEx IV - Satellite Communications Network of Experts" (funds of ESA). * 2015-2016: Project "EGRET - nExt Generation high RatE Telemetry" (funds of ESA). * 2016-2018: Project "OPTIMUS - Optimized Transmission Techniques for SATCOM Unicast Interactive Traffic" (funds of ESA). TEACHING - Teacher of the following courses, all at the University of Parma: "Digital Transmission Theory" (2002-2015), "Estimation and Detection Theory" (2004-2009), "Communications and Signal Processing" (2002-2015), "Digital Signal Processing" (2001-2004), "Probability, Statistics, Stochastic Processes, and Signal Theory" (1998-2001). He also taught a few short courses for Ph.D. students at European Universities. - In the past, Advisor of 10 Ph.D. Students and more than 90 Master's Students at the University of Parma. - At present, Advisor of 2 Ph.D. Student at the University of Parma. PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS He is coauthor of the book "Detection Algorithms for Wireless Communications", (John Wiley & Sons, August 2004, ISBN: 0-470-85828-1) and of the book "Wireless Communications: Algorithmic Techniques", (John Wiley & Sons. August 2013. ISBN: 0-470-51239-3), of more than 80 papers in leading international journals (8 invited), of more than 120 papers in international conference proceedings (12 invited), and 21 industrial patents. A complete list of publications can be found at http://www.tlc.unipr.it/people/colavolpe/public.html. Some of these papers are cited in recently published books. He also delivered many invited lectures and seminars at Universities and research centers in Europe and USA and invited tutorials at international conferences. He received the best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM'05), Split, Croatia, September 2005, the best paper award for Optical Networks and Systems at the IEEE International Conference on Communcations (ICC 2008), Beijing, China, May 2008, and the best paper award at the 5th Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference and 11th International Workshop on Signal Processing for Space Communications (ASMS&SPSC 2010), Cagliari, Italy, September 2010.

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