CSN Group Welcomes Federico Boccardi
6 September 2018
Dr Federico Boccardi has joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol as a Visiting Industrial Professor. Through collaboration with the Communications Systems and Networks research group, he will provide complementary expertise in wireless communications, spectrum regulation and policy alongside his strong academic and industrial connections both in the UK and overseas to the group.
“I am delighted of joining the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol as a Visiting Professor. Ofcom and the Communications Systems and Networks group in Bristol have some promising on-going research activities on spectrum sharing. I look forward to collaborating with Mark and the team in Bristol to explore new and disruptive paradigms to share spectrum.”
Professor Mark Beach commented, ‘It is with considerable pleasure that we welcome Federico to the University of Bristol. We are looking forward to collaborating with our latest visiting Professor in the fields of Massive MIMO, Millimetre Wave communications and Spectrum Sharing, with our postgraduate researchers clearly benefiting from his extensive knowledge of the sector.’
Dr Federico Boccardi is currently a Principal Technology Advisor at Ofcom, leading a team of experts supporting use of spectrum for 5G in the 3.6GHz band, extending Wi-Fi access to 5.8GHz as well as looking at spectrum for millimetre wave communications. Federico’s PhD was from the University of Padova in 2007 and has worked for both Bell-Labs (Alcatel-Lucent) and Vodafone on wireless system design, in particular MIMO enabled technologies and standardisation activities through 3GPP. His knowledge of the standardisation processes in the field of 5G and wireless will bring considerable benefits to Bristol in terms of the potential impact of our research in this field. Federico has also published over 70 peer-reviewed international research papers (many in REF worthy journals and transactions, with 5300 citations and h-index 26, to date ). He also holds 25 patents and has received various research awards, including the prestigious 2016 Fred W. Ellersick Prize and the 2014 Globecom Best Paper Award.
About the Communication Systems & Networks Group
The CSN Group was formed in 1985 to address the research demands of the fixed and wireless communications sectors. It combines fundamental academic research with a strong level of industrial application. The Group has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment and first-class computational facilities. Recently the Group has joined forces with the University's High Performance Networks (HPN) Group and the Photonics Research Group to form the Smart Internet Lab. Postgraduate students from the University of Bristol are funded by and trained through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications.