Scuola superiore sant'anna

Professori Ordinari

Giancarlo Prati

  • PROFILO
  • PUBBLICAZIONI

Prof. Prati was born in Rome in 1946. He graduated in 1972 at Pisa University in electronic engineering cum laude, alumnus of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. In 1978-79 he was Visiting Scientist at USC (University of Southern California), working in optical communications with Robert M. Gagliardi, renowned scientist. His activity has developed since then: in 1982 he was Visiting Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, until 1986 he was Researcher with the CNR Center for Radio Transmission in Pisa, since 1986 he was professor of telecommunications at Genoa University in Italy, then since 1988 at Parma University in Italy. In 1992-98 he was Dean of Engineering at Parma University. In 1993-95 he was member of the CNR Feasibility Committee for Photonics project. In 1997-99 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Space Agency. From 1995 to 2004 he was Director of CNIT, a Consortium of 34 Universities for Telecommunications he promoted. In 2000 moved to Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa to create a new research center on Photonic Networks, which counts now (2005) 40 researchers. From 2002 to 2004 he was Director of the Research Division and Vice Director of the same School.

Since 1999 he is a member of the TPC of ECOC.

In 2004 he was elected to the IEEE Fellow grade.

Professor Prati pioneered the area of free space optical communications for deep space applications in the late Seventies and early Eighties at the University of Southern California. Since then prof Prati has promoted and managed several national/international projects on optical communications and co/authored more than 70 papers and 5 patents. He has also worked in the Seventies on Digital Radio Links, becoming co-recipient of the W. Bennett Prize Paper Award for his work on blind equalization of fading radio channels.

Contributo su Rivista

INFO:

Istituto di Tecnologie della Comunicazione, dell'Informazione e della Percezione

Incarichi:
  • Consiglio Istituto TeCIP