Associate professor at the University of Bologna since 2019, he works on terrestrial and satellite wireless communications. His research interest are mainly on resource allocation techniques, heterogeneous networks, Cognitive Radios and Networks, and Wireless Multimedia Networks. Recently he has mainly focused on Smart City scenarios, multimedia systems, Fog Networks, and Smart Grid. He has been involved in several national and international research projects, and collaborates with several European research institutes; he is now the local research responsible for the project Gaucho (PRIN 2015). He has published more than 130 papers, among which 50 on international journals. He is Editorial Board member for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and IET Communications. He has been symposium co-chair for IEEE WCNC 2011, IEEE Globecom 2014, IEEE Globecom 2018, and IEEE ICC 2020, and workshop co-chair at IEEE ICC 2015. He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2012.