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PhD national award 2023 to Luca Lusvarghi

Luca Lusvarghi, a fresh Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from the Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", has received the GTTI Ph.D. award 2023 for the best national Ph.D. thesis in the Communication Technologies field.

In his thesis, entitled "Vehicular Connectivity in 5G and Beyond" and supervised by Professor Maria Luisa Merani, Luca presented a complete and exhaustive analysis of the 5G Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication technology from the simulative, experimental, and analytical perspectives. In his work, Luca also developed the first AI-based scheduling algorithm for the resource allocation in V2V networks.

The GTTI PhD award is a prestigious annual award established by the GTTI (Gruppo Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell'Informazione) in recognition of the best PhD thesis defended at an Italian University in the areas of Communication Technologies (Signal Processing, Digital Communications, Networking). The award aims to highlight the importance of the research activity carried out by young researchers for the scientific community and to motivate the pursuit of high-quality standards. Luca's thesis was selected by a committee whose members are distinguished professors and non-academic experts in the field and it was chosen among the many submitted from several national universities.

The award ceremony took place on September 11, 2023, at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome during the annual GTTI meeting, attended by professors, researchers, and industrial partners working in the field of telecommunication engineering.