Andrea Abrardo (http://www.dii.unisi.it/~abrardo/) received his "Laurea" (summa cum laude) degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Florence, Italy, in 1993. Since January 1994 to November 1994 he has worked in the Image Processing and Communications Laboratory of the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Florence collaborating with the Tuscany Region for the development of broad-band networks infrastructures. Since November 1994 to October 1997 he attended the Ph.D. at the same Department of Electronic Engineering. In June 1998 he got the Ph.D. degree discussing a Thesis on “Web based Tele-radiology systems,” In 1998 he joined the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena, Italy, as a Researcher. His current position at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena is Associate Professor.
His research interests are in the field of resource allocation strategies for wireless networks, with an emphasis on ad-hoc and sensor networks, design of robust watermarking schemes for audio and image processing, energy efficient protocols for wireless sensor networks.
He is currently teaching Digital Communications and Communications technologies for energy at the University of Siena. He has been the tutor of four PhD students at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena, in the field of energy efficient protocols in wireless sensor networks, resource allocation for 4-th generation cellular systems, and compressive sensing and distributed optimization in wireless sensor networks.
During his research activity he has collaborated with several international universities and telecommunications companies. In particular, from 2003 to 2007 he has tutored 4 master thesis collaborating with Aalborg University, Denmark and Nokia Denmark, in the field of radio resource management for WCDMA interfaces. Hence, since 2003 he has been involved as tutor in many master thesis programs collaborating with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) of Stockholm, and with Ericsson Research, Stockholm, in the field of wireless networks optimization and resource allocation.
He has acted as opponent for dissertation of the Doctor of Technology PhD thesis “QoS Management in UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access FDD Networks”, at Helsinki University of Technology (Espoo, Finland).
He has been invited to provide a seminar on “Power control in 3G wireless systems and capacity evaluation of WCDMA systems with mixed traffic classes”, at Siemens, Ulm, Germany in November 2000 and a seminar on “Resource allocation for OFDMA wireless systems” at Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden in May 2011.
As a result of his research activity he has published 45 journal papers, 5 book chapters, and 70 international conference papers. He is a frequent reviewer for many international conferences and journals and acts as a technical program committe (TPC) member for many international conferences.
In 2011 he has been awarded by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society with the prestigious 2011 Transactions Prize Paper Award for the paper: A. Abrardo, M. Barni, E. Magli, F. Nencini, "Error-resilient and low-complexity onboard lossless compression of hyperspectral images by means of distributed source coding", T-GARS, v. 48, n. 4, Apr. 2010, pp. 1892-1904.
He is currently Associated Editor (Member of Editorial Board) of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWCOM) International Journal.
According to Google scholar (https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=zdxPrOkAAAAJ&hl=it), the h-index and the number of citations of AA are 19 and 1520, respectively. According to SCOPUS, the h-index and the number of citations of AA are 15 and 950, respectively.