University of Palermo

Expertise: The research unit in Palermo has gathered key skills regarding radio technologies for the definition of new protocols for accessing the shared medium and for large-scale experimentation through European testbeds. The research unit in Palermo has know-how, projects, prototypes and datasets as follows, spreading over scientific, technologic and applicative features.

  • Software-defined networks with specific abstractions for wireless networks using the Wireless MAC Processor (one US patent, one H2020 ongoing project – WiSHFUL);
  • Platform for testing new MAC solutions using programmable device (USRP/WARP) and commercial ones (Broadcom B43). This is available to experimenters that want to work remotely using UPIs (Unified Program Interfaces);
  • 5G networks (on H2020 project – FLEX5GWARE);
  • Computer vision-based technologies for disabilities and for blind and visually impaired (1 patent, one academic spinoff, one prototype of navigation system);
  • IoT applications for smart grids (1 national project – i-Next);
  • Indoor location and tracking using Wi-Fi signals and inertial sensors. Security and data access control (secure multiparty computation, handling health data, information-centric security);
  • Data analysis and models for e-commerce and logistics;
  • Image registering for nuclear magnetic resonance;
  • Channel coding, fountain coding and software-defined receivers.

Address: Department of Engineering, Viale delle Scienze, building 9 – 90128 PALERMO

Phone:  +39 (0)91 238 60269 [root+ext]

Fax: N/A

Research Unit Responsible: Prof. Stefano MANGIONE

University Representative in the Shareholders’ Assembly: Prof.ssa Ilenia TINNIRELLO


Members of the Research Unit

Busacca Alessandro 60271
Croce Daniele 60273
Gallo Pierluigi 60274
Garbo Giovanni 60247
Garlisi Domenico 91115
Giaconia Giuseppe Costantino 60257
Giuliano Fabrizio 60273
Mangione Stefano 60269
Mazzotta Gloria 60273
Pagano Antonino 60273
Restuccia Gabriele 60273
Tinnirello Ilenia 60251