Ramjee Prasad is the CGC founder president. He is the founder Director of the Center for Teleinfrastruktur (CTIF) at Aalborg University, Denmark that was established in 2004 and Professor, Wireless Information Multimedia Communication Chair.
Ramjee Prasad is the Founder Chairman of the Global Ict Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI: www.gisfi.org) established in 2009. GISFI has the purpose of increasing of the collaboration between European, Indian, Japanese, North-american and other worldwide standardization activities in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related application areas.
He was the Founder Chairman of the HERMES Partnership – a network of leading independent European research centres established in 1997, of which he is now the Honorary Chair.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA, the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE), India, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) and a member of the Netherlands Electronics and Radio Society (NERG), and the Danish Engineering Society (IDA).
He is recipient of Ridderkorset af Dannebrogordenen (Knight of the Dannebrog) in 2010 from the Danish Queen for the internationalization of top-class telecommunication research and education.
He has received several international awards such as: IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2003 for making contribution in the field of “Personal, Wireless and Mobile Systems and Networks”, Telenor’s Research Award in 2005 for impressive merits, both academic and organizational within the field of wireless and personal communication, 2014 IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award for: “Organizational Leadership in developing and globalizing the CTIF(Center for TeleInFrastruktur) Research Network”, and so on.
He is the Founder Editor-in-Chief of the Springer International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications. He is a member of the editorial board of other renowned international journals including those of River Publishers.
Ramjee Prasad is Founder Co-Chair of the Steering committees of many renowned annual international conferences, e.g., Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symposium (WPMC); Wireless VITAE And Global Wireless Summit (GWS).
He has been honored by the University Of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy as a Distinguished Professor of the Department Of Clinical Sciences And Translational Medicine on March 15, 2016.
He has published more than 30 books, 1000 plus journals and conferences publications, more than 15 patents, over 100 PhD Graduates and larger number of Masters (over 250). Several of his students are today worldwide telecommunication leaders themselves.
Peter Lindgren is a CGC founder member. He holds a full professorship in multi business model and technology innovation at Aarhus University – Business development and technology innovation and has researched and worked with network based high speed innovation since 2000. He is author to several articles and books about business model innovation in networks and Emerging Business Models. He has been researcher at Politechnico di Milano in Italy (2002/03) and Stanford University, usa (2010/11) and has in the time period 2007 – 2010 been the founder and Center Manager of International Center for Innovation at Aalborg University. He works today as researcher in many different multi business model and technology innovations projects and knowledge networks among others e100, Stanford University project Peace Innovation Lab, the Nordic Women in business project, the Center for Teleinfrastruktur (CTIF) at Aalborg University, EU FP7 Project about “multi business model innovation in the clouds”. He is coauthor to several books. He has an entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to research and has initiated several Danish and International research programmes. His research interests are multi business model and technology innovation in networks, multi business model typologies and new global business models.
Ernestina Cianca is a CGC founder member. She is assistant Professor in Telecommunications at the URTV (Dpt. of Electronics Engineering), teaching Digital Communications and Advanced ICT infrastructures and Applications. She is also coordinator of a II Level Master on Advanced Satellite Communication and Navigation systems where she also teaches Principles of Satellite Communications. She has been coordinator and participated to several European and National projects. Her background is on: wireless communications, in particular, DFDM-based and in general FDE-based air interfaces, CDMA (power control, resource allocations and cross-layer design); signal processing techniques for multiple-antennas (beamforming, MIMO, Space-time coding): transmission at EHF frequencies, both for terrestrial and satellite communications. Recently, her research interests has moved towards microwave radar medical imaging or detection techniques and passive RF sensing for activity recognition. She is Editor in Chiefs of the Journal of CONASENSE (Com/Nav/Sensing and Services), River Publishers. For more information about the CONASENSE iniziative and the motivations of the journal, please visit www.conasense.org. She is author of about 90 papers, on International Journals/Transactions and proceedings of international conferences.
Professor Giuseppe Novelli (PhD) is a CGC founder member. He is the Rector Of University Of Rome “Tor Vergata” (November 2013). He is Head of the Human Genetics Research Unit at the Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy) And Dean of the Medical School in the same University. He is Adjunct Prof. at the Div. of Cardiology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, (USA). Prof. Novelli spent both his undergraduate and postgraduate years studying biochemistry and genetics at Urbino University, Italy. He then spent 3 years as Associate Professor in Human Genetics at the Catholic University of Rome, before taking up his current position as Full Professor at the Tor Vergata University of Rome and as Dean of the School of Medicine from 2008. Prof. Novelli has over 350 original scientific publications including invited reviews for leader journals in the field. The citation index is currently 16,21. The H-index is 39. He has long standing experience in project management, being PI for numerous projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research, Italian Ministry of Health, Italian Telethon, and EU-FP6 (NACB0), EU-FP6 (Euro-Laminopathies), EU-FP7 (910-NMD, Identifying and validating pre-clinical biomarkers for diagnostics and therapeutics of Neuromuscular Disorders).
Marina Ruggieri is a CGC founder member. She is full professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University Of Roma “Tor Vergata” and therein member of the Board of Directors. She is IEEE 2016 Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities. She is Past Director of IEEE Division IX (2014-2015). She is member of the IEEE Public Visibility and Fellow Committees. She has been member of the IEEE Governance Committee. She is Sr. past President of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. She is proboviro of the Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defense and Security (AIAD); member of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the Center for Aeronautical Military Studies. She has been Vice President of the Roma Chapter of AFCEA (2006-201 5). She is co-founder and Chair of the Steering Board of the interdisciplinary Center for Teleinfrastructures (CTIF) at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. The Center, that belongs to the CTIF global network, with nodes in USA, Europe and Asia, focuses on the use of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for vertical applications (health, energy, cultural heritage, economics, law) by integrating terrestrial, air and space communications, computing, positioning and sensing. She is Principal Investigator of the 40/50 GHz TPD#5 Communications Experiment on board Alphasat (launched on july 2013). She received: 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; 2009 Pisa Donna Award as women in engineering; 2013 Excellent Women in Roma Award; Excellent and Best Paper Awards at international conferences. She is IEEE Fellow. She is author/ co-author of 330 papers, 1 patent and 12 books.
Massimo Coletta is a CGC founder member. He was born… in Panicale (PG) on April 26, 1951. Graduated in Medicine on March 15,1977 at the University of Roma “La Sapienza”. Spent the period 1979-1981 as a Fogarty International Fellow at the Lab. of Chem. Phys. of the Nat. Inst. of Health, Bethesda, USA. Research Scientist of the National Research Council of Italy over 1982-1988. Associate Professor of Biochemistry over 1988-1990 at the University of Roma “La Sapienza”. Full Professor of Molecular Biology over 1 990-1 996 at the University of Camerino. Presently, Full Professor of Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry at the Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Roma Tor Vergata. Scientific topics:
- Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Protein-Ligand Interactions In Hemoproteins involved in Electron Transfer and Gas Transport.
- Steady- and Presteady State Kinetics of Proteolytic Enzymes, with special reference to MetalloProteinases involved in Inflammatory Responses and Tumoral Progression.
- Effect of physical shocks on human cells and mechanisms of molecular response
Renè Garello is a CGC founder member. He is professor at Telecom Bretagne, Fellow IEEE, head of the program ICTO (ICT and OCEANS) within the CNRS research unit labSTICC. He received the Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in 1991. From 1982 to 1984 he worked as a Research Associate at Aeronomy Lab, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at Boulder, Colorado (USA). He joined the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne (Telecom Bretagne), Brest, France in 1985. In 1988 he became Professor in this engineering school in the field of signal processing and image processing and in 1995, Prof. Garello obtained his Habilitation (HDR; Habilitation to Supervise Research). His main research interests lie in Remote Sensing, 2D signal processing, statistical and spectral analysis applied to ocean surface features detection and characterization. For the last two decades, he has worked in the development of signal and image processing tools for the interpretation of radar signals and the extraction of sea surface features, either natural (wind, waves, currents) or manmade (ships, pollution). These application fields were supported by several European projects and industrial contracts. Prof. Garello has authored or coauthored more than 40 papers, a hundred and thirty conference communications and three books. He had supervised more than 30 PhD students. For all his works, prof. Garello was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE, class of 2006, “for contributions to signal processing applied to remote sensing of the ocean”. At Telecom Bretagne, Prof. Garello was the head of the research team TOMS (Traitement, Observation et Methodes Statistiques – Processing, Observations and Statistical Methods) within the CNRS unit Lab- STICC before creating the ICTO (ICT for OCEAN) program. He is the director of the Scientific Interest Group Bretagne Teledetection (Brittany Remote Sensing) and leader of the project VIGISAT, a satellite radar receiving ground station for which he obtained twice a multimillion € grant (2009-2014 ; 2015- 2020). Prof. Garello was an elected IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society AdCom member from 1999 to 2001, from 2003 to 2005 and in 2005 for a new three year term. In 2005, he was elected Vice-President Conference Operations and then re-elected in 2006 and 2008. In the beginning of 2001, he headed the Committee for defining a new set of Conference Policies and Procedures in order to insure continuity between successive OCEANS conferences. This committee (so called JOAB – Joint OCEANS Administrative Board) defined several new approaches and came up with the concept of two Oceans-ayear (every year in Northern America, every other odd year in Europe and every other even year in Asia-Pacific). Prof. Garello was the General Chairman of the first OCEANS of the new Two-Oceans-ayear concept: OCEANS’05 held in Brest, France in June 2005. He received the OES Service Awards in 2006 for developing and implementing the two OCEANS conference policy. In 2012, Prof. Rene Garello was elected President of the IEEE DES for a two year term and re-elected by acclamation in 2014.
Gianpaolo Sannino is a CGC founder member. He graduated in dentistry from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (URTV, Rome, Italy). He obtained a first PhD in Odontostomatological Sciences and a second PhD in Materials for Health Environments and Energy, both at the URTV. He has been Adjunct Professor at the URTV teaching General Dentistry and Oral Implantology. He has further been Adjunct Professor at UZKM (Tirana, Albania) teaching General Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Gnathology. He is now Adjunct Professor at the Postgraduate School in Hospital pharmacy (Pharmacy School) teaching Pain Management at University of Salerno (Salerno, Italy). He is also clinical and didactic tutor at Vita-Salute University, San Raffele Hospital (Milan, Italy). He participated to several European and National projects. His background is on: Prosthodontics, Periodontology and Oral Implantology (bone and tissue regeneration procedures), endodontics, radiology, oral surgery, material sciences, biomechanics of dental system, numerical methods. His recent research interest has moved towards Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related to Health services. He is the vice-chair Chair of the Steering Board of the interdisciplinary Center For Teleinfrastructures (CTIF) at the URTV. He is author of several papers, on international journals/transactions and proceedings of international conferences.
Paolo Paolini is a cgc founder member. He graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations. During his professional formation course he has gained experience on the administrative and management techniques of the universities, the new accounting rules in the universities, the changes made to the code regarding to Public Contracts for works, services and supplies, Stability Law and economic-patrimonial accounting. Paolo Paolini as Administrative Secretary is the responsible for the general departmental management of the interdisciplinary Center for Teleinfrastructures (CTIF) at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (URTV, Rome, Italy).