Palermo, 28 November
Assistant Professor, Università di Palermo
Ingegneria Elettrica, Università di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze,
Parco D’Orleans, 90128 Palermo, ITALY
Since January 2005:
Assistant Professor at
the University of Palermo.
From March 2004 to November 2004:
Visiting researcher at the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Ph.D. dissertation about
Resource Management in Wireless Packet Networks, advisor Prof. Giuseppe Bianchi
January 2001: state
examination for engineering professional qualification.
November 2000: PhD Student on Communications, Università di
Palermo. About the PhD formation program, she attended the International
School for PhD Students on Information Engineering at Napoli Univeristy
Federico II, on February 2001, 2002 and 2003 and, at Padova Univeristy on
July 2001 e 2002. Moreover, she attended a course on sensor networks at
Università la Sapienza di Roma, by prof. Mani Srivastava.
2000: Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering, Università di
Palermo, summa cum laude. Final thesis about Handover and Admission
Control in wireless packet networks, assisted by Prof. Giuseppe Bianchi.
the field of Communication and Information Theory. In particular:
Numerical Signal Processing
Object Oriented Programming and distributed
applications (C++, JAVA).
Lessons at Università di Palermo:
Numerical Signal Processing
Giuseppe Bianchi’s course), 15 hours, 2001/2002 and 2002/2003, about
MATLAB software use for filter design, analysis of quantization effects,
spectral estimation, kalman filters.
Giuseppe Bianchi’s course), 15 hours, 2002/2003, about object-oriented
programming style, JAVA, architecture for distributes applications,
implementation of client/server examples with TCP/UDP sockets.
(seminar, compact course of 10-30 hours) for the Center of Research
Electronic in Sicily (CRES) and other specialist schools (I.P.S.I.A E.Medi,
Palermo) about: numerical signal processing, distributed applications,
object-oriented programming (C++ e JAVA), wireless local are networks
Master Thesis Supervisor:
since November 2000 at Università of Palermo, about: handover algorithms
and mobility management, scheduling policies in wireless personal area
networks (Bluetooth), quality of service in IEEE 802.11 networks, load
balancing algorithms in wireless packet networks.
about wireless networks. Specifically: handover and load balancing
algorithms, occupancy estimation techniques, resource management algorithms,
multiple access algorithms with different access priorities. Performance
evaluations have been carried out by means of analytical and simulative
approaches (several simulation programs have been developed in C/C++).
in collaboration with Università la Sapienza di Roma, of a network
simulator based on IEEE 802.11 standard and supporting HCF/EDCF access
and implementation of an abstract module for reconfigurable networks, in
collaboration with Università La Sapienza di Roma and Università di
Perugia, on NS2 framework, in C++/TCL.
development of several simulation/calculus tools in C and C++.