Biography

Dr. Pierobon is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received the BWN Lab Researcher of the Year Award at the Georgia Institute of Technology for his outstanding research achievements in 2011. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and ACS. His current research interests are in molecular communication theory for nanonetworks, communication engineering applied to intelligent drug delivery systems, and biological circuit network engineering.

Massimiliano Pierobon received the Master of Science (B.S.+M.S.) degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2005. During 2006, Massimiliano Pierobon worked as a researcher in the R & D department of Siemens Carrier Networks, Milan, where he coauthored two filed patents on jitter buffer management. From January 2007 to July 2009 he was a graduate research assistant at the Politecnico di Milano in the fields of signal processing and pattern recognition. In November 2008 Massimiliano Pierobon joined the BWN lab, first as a visiting researcher and, from August 2009, as a Ph.D. student. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in August 2013, under the guidance of Professor Ian F. Akyildiz.


Selected Honors and Awards

  • BWN Lab 2011 Researcher of the Year Award, for his outstanding research achievements throughout the year.
     
  • Azcom Technology Grant, awarded to outstanding graduate students to conduct research at the Politecnico di Milano, December 2006.
     
  • Siemens Carrier Network Patent Inventor Award, awarded to employees and consultant who obtained significant research results and listed as authors on approved and published patents, June 2008.
     
  • "Cum laude" Politecnico di Milano honors, awarded to outstanding M.S. students graduating with more than the maximum score (100/100) at the Politecnico di Milano, October 2005.
     
  • "A. Banfi" High School award, awarded to outstanding students with the maximum score (60/60) in their high school diploma, December 1999.
     

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