Researcher Information - Professor Sergio Benedetto

Personal Details

Name Professor Sergio Benedetto
Affiliation Communications Group
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Politecnico di Torino
Contact Details Politecnico di Torino
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Prof. Benedetto received a Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica (summa cum laude) from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1969. From 1970 to 1979 he was with the Istituto di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, first as a research engineer, then as an associate professor. In 1980 he was made a professor in radio communications at the Universit? di Bari. In 1981 he rejoined Politecnico di Torino as a professor of data transmission theory in the Dipartimento di Elettronica. He spent nine months in 1980?1981 at the System Science Department of University of California, Los Angeles, as a visiting professor, and three months at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, as an Erskine Fellow. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications in Paris.

He has coauthored two books in signal theory and probability and random variables (in Italian), and the books Digital Transmission Theory (Prentice-Hall, 1987) and Optical Fiber Communications Systems (Artech House, 1996), and Principles of Digital Transmission with Wireless Applications (Kluwer-Plenum, 1999) as well as over 250 papers in leading journals and conferences. He has been Area Editor for Signal Design, Modulation and Detection for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

He has organized numerous sessions in international conferences, and has been the Chairman of the Communications Theory Symposium of ICC 2001. Professor Benedetto is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He is also the Chairman of the Communications Theory Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. In 1998 he received the Italgas Prize for Leadership in Scientific Research and Innovation in Europe.

Active in the field of digital transmission systems since 1970, his current interests are in the field of optical fiber communications systems, performance evaluation and simulation of digital communication systems, trellis coded modulation, and concatenated coding schemes.

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas Communications Theory; Error Control Coding; Information Theory; Signal Processing; Space-Time Communications; Wireless Access;
Application Areas Wireless Data Communications; Mobile Communications; Broadband Communications; Satellite Communications;