Stefano MARANO Curriculum

Stefano Marano received the Laurea degree (with highest honors) in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, both from the University of Naples, Italy, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Since 1999 he has been with the University of Salerno, Italy, where he is now is a Professor with DIEM (Dept. of Information and Electrical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics). He has held visiting positions at Physics Department, University of Wales, College of Cardiff, and at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at San Diego, in 1996 and 2013, respectively. His areas of interest include statistical signal processing with emphasis on distributed inference, sensor networks, and information theory. In these areas he has published about 180 papers, including some invited, on leading international journals/transactions (about 80) and proceedings of leading international conferences. He has given several invited talks at universities and research centers around the world, mostly on distributed inference and related topics.

Stefano Marano was awarded the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 1999 Best Paper Award for his work on stochastic modeling of electromagnetic propagation in urban environments. He also co-authored the paper winning the Best Student Paper Award (2nd place) at the 12th Conference on Information Fusion in 2009. As a reviewer, he handled hundreds of papers, mainly for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS, and was selected as Appreciated Reviewer by the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING in the years 2007 and 2008. Stefano Marano is in the Technical Committee of the major international conferences in the field of signal processing and data fusion (including ICASSP, EUSIPCO), and recently served as Area/Track Chair for EUSIPCO 2011-2013-2015-2018, and Session Chair for CDC 2018, EUSIPCO 2019. He was in the Organizing Committee of the Ninth International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2006), and the 2008 IEEE Radar Conference (RADARCON 2008). Stefano Marano is Member (and subcommittee chair) of the EURASIP Special Area Team in Theoretical and Methodological Trends in Signal Processing (TMTSP SAT) and Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Distributed and Centralized Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks" of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He served as Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING (2010-2014) and as Associate Editor and Technical Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (2009-2016). He is Senior Member of the IEEE.