Giovanni Geraci is an Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and the coordinator of the Telecommunications Engineering program. He was previously a Research Scientist with Nokia Bell Labs (2016-2018) and holds a Ph.D. from UNSW Sydney (2014). He also held research appointments at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (2014-2015), The University of Texas at Austin (2013), CentraleSupelec (2012), and Alcatel-Lucent (2009). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, and as a frequent organizer of IEEE international workshops and symposia. He has delivered over ten between tutorials, industry seminars, and workshop keynotes at top-tier IEEE conferences, and co-edited the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” released by Wiley – IEEE Press in 2020. He is also co-inventor of a dozen patents, has written for the IEEE ComSoc Technology News, and received international press coverage. Giovanni was awarded two of the most competitive early-career fellowships in Spain: a “la Caixa” Junior Leader (2018-2021) and a “Ramon y Cajal” Fellowship (2021-2026). He was named an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in 2017 and 2018. He received the Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in 2017, the IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2018, and the IEEE PIMRC 2019 Best Paper Award.
Giovanni has been serving as Distinguished Lecturer for two IEEE societies and he received the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Outstanding Young Researcher Award as well as Best Paper Awards at IEEE PIMRC’19 and IEEE Globecom’22.