PI Paolo Casari
Paolo Casari received the PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Padova in March 2008. His research gradually moved from cross-layer design for MIMO ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks to underwater communications and networks, an area in which he made several key contributions. As a postdoctoral and senior postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padova from 2008 through 2014 he helped create and manage a group of up to 11 people working on all aspects of underwater networking, from channel characterization to protocol design, analysis, simulations, and field experiments. He collaborated to several funded projects including CLAM (FP7), RACUN (EDA), as well as many international efforts funded by the US ARO, ONR and NSF agencies. He was appointed Technical Manager of the NAUTILUS and WISE-WAI projects. Recently, his interests expanded to optical networking, both under water and in air. In January 2015, he incorporated as a Research Assistant Professor at Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain, where he is leading the Ubiquitous Wireless Networking group.