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Peppino Fazio
Telecommunications

What do you teach at Ca’ Foscari? What are your main research interests?
I teach Foundations of Telecommunications for first-year students of the Bachelor’s degree in Physical Engineering. My scientific interests cover the world of telecommunications, especially the optimisation of wireless communications, both Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure (Quality of Service, Channel Modelling, Resource Management, Analysis and Study of Mobility, Predictive Models), the management of protocols in vehicular networks (Vehicle-Vehicle and Vehicle-Infrastructure Communication) for optimal information delivery. I have recently become interested in secure quantum communications and QKD networks.

Tell us about your academic path.
I graduated in Computer Engineering (curriculum Electronics and Telecommunications) in 2004 and got my PhD (in Systems Engineering and Computer Science) in 2008. I worked at the University of Calabria DIMES from 2004 to 2016, where I was a teacher and a researcher (RtDa). In 2008 I was Visiting Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), working with the Group of Networks and Computers (GRC) on topics of my interest. In 2012 I started working with the Telecommunications Group of the University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO), which I still do research with. Since 1 January 2021 I have been a Researcher (RtDb) at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

What has given you the greatest satisfaction in your career?
My academic career stopped in 2016 after 12 years and finally resumed in 2021, with great satisfaction. My job gives me the chance to be close to students during lectures, to participate in (inter)national projects, to write articles and participate in conventions. In 2013 I took part with my research group in the selections of the Intel Business Challenge Europe, as a semi-finalist: being able to submit the application of our research group to a European competition promoted by Intel certainly gave me great satisfaction; meeting other European research groups and judging the ideas proposed also gave me the opportunity to grow professionally.

What are you most passionate about in your research?
As a researcher, I can contribute constructively to the international scientific telecommunications community. What I like most is that standards and protocols are constantly being updated, in other words, it is a constantly changing world, where you can measure yourself with the contributions of researchers from all over the world. Since the early years of my research, I have always been interested in predictive models: giving telecommunications networks the ability to know the future evolution of nodes that are part of them (in terms of mobility or performance), and therefore of the system in general, is something that has become increasingly important in recent years, given the massive spread of mobile devices.

Last update: 22/06/2022