Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    Laurea (master-level) degree in Electronic Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy. Major in Electronics, minor in Telecommunications.

  • 1999
    Research fellowship from FUB (Rome, Italy) on simulation of active optical components based on semiconductor optical amplifiers for all-optical signal processing.

  • 1999 – 2000
    Research fellowship from the Electronic Engineering Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata," on "Research on new generation mobile communication systems (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) employing time division multiple access (TDMA)."

  • 1999 – 2002
    Ph.D. research fellowship from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata."

  • 2000
    Summer Manager with a short-term scholarship with AT&T RESEARCH, NEWMAN SPRING LABS, Dr. Schultz , Red Bank, NJ, USA.

  • 2001 – 2002
    Part-time researcher with OPTOSPEED ITALIA S.R.L.

  • 2002
    Registered Engineer qualification (grade : 119/120).

  • 2003
    PhD Degree in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy.

  • 2002 – 2005
    Senior Researcher with "Consorzio Università Industria – Laboratori di Radiocomunicazioni", RADIOLABS (Roma, Italy; www.radiolabs.it) – Project Manager of research activities on ultra-wideband systems and technology;

  • 2005 – 2012
    Director of the Associated Laboratory of RADIOLABS at the University of L'Aquila, established in Nov. 2005;

  • since 2011
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics of the University of L'Aquila, Italy, SSD INF/01 – Informatica; since 2010 she is the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant VISION – Video-oriented UWB-based Intelligent Ubiquitous Sensing, funded by the European Research Council

Selected publications

  • Berardinelli, L., Cassioli, D., Di Marco, A., Esposito, A., Riviello, M. T., & Trubiani, C. (2012). VISION as a support to cognitive behavioural systems

  • Cassioli, D. (2012). 60 GHz UWB channel measurement and model. Paper presented at the Proceedings – IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, 145-149.

  • Cassioli, D. (2011). UWB moves up to mmWaves: A channel modeling perspective. Paper presented at the Proceedings – IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, 521-525.

  • Cassioli, D., & Durantini, A. (2004). A time-domain propagation model of the UWB indoor channel in the FCC-compliant band 3.6 – 6 GHz based on PN-sequence channel measurements. Paper presented at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 59(1), 213-217.

  • Cassioli, D., & Durantini, A. (2005). Measurements, modeling and simulations of the UWB propagation channel based on direct-sequence channel sounding. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 5(5), 513-523.

  • Cassioli, D., Durantini, A., & Ciccognani, W. (2004). The role of path loss on the selection of the operating bands of UWB systems. Paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC, 4, 2787-2791.

  • Cassioli, D., & Mecozzi, A. (2009). Minimum-phase impulse response channels. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 57(12), 3529-3532.

  • Cassioli, D., Persia, S., Bernasconi, V., & Valent, A. (2005). Measurements of the performance degradation of UMTS receivers due to UWB emissions. IEEE Communications Letters, 9(5), 441-443.

  • Cassioli, D., Scotti, S., & Mecozzi, A. (2000). Time-domain computer simulator of the nonlinear response of semiconductor optical amplifiers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 36(9), 1072-1080.

  • Cassioli, D., Win, M. Z., & Molisch, A. F. (2002). The ultra-wide bandwidth indoor channel: From statistical model to simulations. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 20(6), 1247-1257.

  • Cassioli, D., Win, M. Z., Vatalaro, F., & Molisch, A. F. (2007). Low complexity rake receivers in ultra-wideband channels. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 6(4), 1265-1274.

  • Ciccognani, W., Durantini, A., & Cassioli, D. (2005). Time domain propagation measurements of the UWB indoor channel using PN-sequence in the FCC-compliant band 3.6-6 GHz. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 53(4), 1542-1549.

  • Mazzenga, F., Cassioli, D., Detti, A., Habib, I., Loreti, P., & Vatalaro, F. (2004). Performance evaluation in bluetooth dense piconet areas. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 3(6), 2362-2373.

  • Molisch, A. F., Cassioli, D. et al. A comprehensive standardized model for ultrawideband propagation channels. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 54(11), 3151-3166.

  • Persia, S., & Cassioli, D. (2012). Energy/latency trade-offs in geographic routing for ultrawideband wireless sensor networks. Paper presented at the SENSORNETS 2012 – Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks, 115-118.

  • Persia, S., & Cassioli, D. (2012). IPv4 wireless multimedia sensor networks. Paper presented at the 2012 3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Sensor Network Applications, SESENA 2012 – Proceedings, 58-63.

  • Piersanti, S., Annoni, L. A., & Cassioli, D. (2012). Millimeter waves channel measurements and path loss models. Paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications, 4552-4556.


Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant VISION – Video-oriented UWB-based Intelligent Ubiquitous Sensing, of the European Research Council. (Host Institution: Università degli Studi dell'Aquila (Principal Beneficiary), Beneficiaries: Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.), 2010 – 2014

  • Scientific Responsible for RadioLabs of the European Project WiNNOVATE – Mediterranean Wireless Innovation (1G-MED08-525) of the STC Programme MED. (8 partners: 4 public institutions and 4 research centers), 2009 – 2010

  • Involved in the proposal writing and in the technical work (with the role of responsible of RadioLabs' work in WP3b "UWB Sensor Networks for Industrial and Logistics Applications") of the of the Integrated Project PULSERS Phase II – Pervasive Ultra-wideband Low Spectral Energy Radio Systems of the VI Framework of the European Community (Contract no. FP6-027142). (38 partners (academia and industry), successfully completed), 2006 – 2008

  • Involved in the proposal writing and in the technical work (with the role of responsible of RadioLabs' work in WP3a) of the Integrated Project PULSERS – Pervasive Ultra-wideband Low Spectral Energy Radio Systems of the VI Framework of the European Community (Contract no. 506897). (30 partners (accademia and industry), Evaluated successfully completed at the end date of February 20-21, 2006), 2004 – 2005

  • Scientific responsible for RadioLabs of the European project ULTRAWAVES – ULTRA Wideband Audio Video Entertainment System (Contract no. IST-2001-35189) of the V Framework (6 partners (accademia and industry), evaluated successfully completed at the end date of October 20, 2004), 2002 – 2004

  • Awarded by the Young Researchers Project 2001 University of Rome "Tor Vergata", 2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair of the IEEE Joint Italy Chapter VT06/COM16 (Vehicular Technology and Communication Society)

  • Senior Member of IEEE

  • Member of IEEE Communication Society and the IEEE Computer Society

  • Member of the ACM

  • She was selected as an Expert for Evaluations of Grant proposals at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) – Div. Mathematics, Physical and Engineering Sciences, in 2012.

  • She was selected as an Expert for the Evaluation and Review of IST Fp7 European Projects for the Objective 1.1 "The network of the future" since 2009.

  • She has been an External Evaluator for Greek National Projects for the following programs:

    - Greek Research Program "Archimedes III"

    - Greek Research Program "Thalis"

    - Greek National Action "Cooperation 2011"

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