Who am I?

michele I am an Assistant Professor (RTDb) at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento, Italy. Previously I was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Bolzano, Italy. I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Trento in 2009 and 2011, respectively. In 2016 I received a double PhD in Computer Science from the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Trento. I joined a double degree program spending (roughly) half of my PhD in Innsbruck with the CCS group of Prof. Falko Dressler (now at TU Berlin, Germany) and half of my PhD in Trento with the ANS group of Prof. Renato Lo Cigno (now at University of Brescia, Italy).

My main research focus is on automated car following (or platooning), i.e., a vehicular networking-based application where a group of vehicles autonomously follow a common leader at close gap. In my work I am trying to understand the impact of the wireless network on the dynamics of the vehicles. i.e., how network’s behavior impact the performance of the control system, and viceversa. To this aim, I developed Plexe an open-source platooning simulation tool that models both network and vehicles dynamics with high realism, taking into account state-of-the-art IEEE 802.11p models, as well as detailed engine models and real world control systems for vehicles. I have also been working on the evaluation of the benefits of vehicular-network based safety application, as well as on a Software Defined Radio implementation of an IEEE 802.11 a/g/p transceiver. Check out my publications for more details.

For additional (institutional) information you can visit the following pages:

Resume a brief online CV.
Publications a list of published papers in journals and conferences.
Teaching academic courses I am teaching (and old ones as well).
Projects current and finished research projects.
Theses available, ongoing, and finished bachelor and master.
Contact how to get in touch with me.


Feb 10, 2023 New thesis available on measuring the impact of interference by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces! Check it here!
Jan 10, 2023 New thesis available on bike communications for mountain bike trail riding! Check it here!

What is this website about?


This website briefly summarizes my work in academia.

Private Life

A little blog with pictures and descriptions of the places I've visited and the activities I do in my spare time.


A list of things I learned (e.g., useful tools or commands) that I don't want to forget (and might be useful to others as well).

This website is still under construction. The part concerning my academic information is pretty much complete and, most importantly, up to date. The sections about things I do in my spare time and the notebook are almost empty, but you might not even be interested in that.