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Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
University of Pisa


Luca Sanguinetti
Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
University of Pisa
Via Caruso 16, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Phone: +39-050-2217-664
Fax: +39-050-2217-522
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I am an Associate Professor in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione of the University of Pisa. I received the Telecommunications Engineer degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Since 2005 I have been with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione of the University of Pisa. In 2004, I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. During the period June 2007 - 2008, I was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton. During the period June 2010 - Sept. 2010, he was selected for a research assistantship at the Technische Universitat Munchen. From July 2013 to July 2015 he was with the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio, Supelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. I was the co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards at the 2013 and 2014 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) and the recipient of the FP7 Marie Curie International European Fellowships for career development (IEF) 2013 Dense4Green ''Dense deployments for green cellular networks''. I served as Exhibit Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) and as the general co-chair of the 2016 Tyrrhenian Workshop on 5G&Beyond.


Editorial work
I am currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Process. Lett.

Research interests
  • Wireless Communications, Signal Processing
  • Massive MIMO Networks
  • Game Theory and Random Matrix Theory for Wireless Communications

    We are happy to announce our new monograph:

    E. Bjornson, J. Hoydis, L. Sanguinetti, 'Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency', Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing: Vol. 11, No. 3-4, pp 154--655. DOI: 10.1561/2000000093.

    The first chapter is available as a free preview.

    The monograph is delivered with supplementary material; visit and enjoy!.

    Postdoctoral researchers
    I have occasional opening for postdoctoral researchers, which will be announced here. However, you may consider applying for a Marie Curie fellowship (see and click "Apply now").

    Should you be interested in applying please let me know. I'll be very happy to assist you.

    Current/Past Projects
    RMTin5G ''Random Matrix Theory for 5G Networks'' Fund. org.: Huawei France R&D, Paris, France July 2015 - June 2016.

    Dense4Green ''Dense deployments for green cellular networks'' Marie Curie Fellowship no. PIEF-GA-2012-330731 July 2013 - June 2015.

    NEWCOM# - Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications# FP7 project - Grant no. 265578. Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2015.

    LICOLA - Low-interceptable Communication Link Antennas Fund. org.: Ingegneria dei Sistemi (IDS) Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2012. Task leader for the development of physical-layer security techniques for wireless communications employing multiple transmit antennas.

    SWING - Short Wave critical Infrastructure Network based on new Generation of high survival radio communication systems Fund. org.: Istituto nazionale geofisica e vulcanologia (INGV) Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013. Task leader for the study of a high survival high-frequency radio network to real-time support of communications among european critical infrastructures.

    SANDRA - Seamless aeronautical networking through integration of data links, radios, and antennas (SANDRA) FP7 project - Grant no. 233679 Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2013. Task leader for the development of synchronization and channel estimation schemes for the downlink and uplink of AeroMax communications systems.

    NEWCOM++ - Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications++ FP7 project - Grant no. 216715 July 2009 - July 2011.


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