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Luca Anchora

Currently, I work as a computer engineer at the Bank of Italy in Rome. I was hired in July 2012. I care of computer networks and system administration.

Before joing the Bank of Italy, I spent 3 months as a PostDoc at the University of Padova (Italy) working in the SIGNET Lab under the supervision of Dr. Leonardo Badia and prof. Michele Zorzi. The focus of my work was on techniques for spectrum sharing in wireless networks. I also carried on some research on Wireless Sensor Networks together with Dr. Luigi Patrono of the University of Salento, Lecce (Italy).

I got my Ph.D. at IMT Alti Studi Lucca in CSE (Computer Science and Engineering) in March 2012 discussing the thesis with title "Spectrum sharing in mobile cellular networks: an alternative approach for efficient resource utilization". The supervisor was Dr. Leonardo Badia.

I am a computer engineer with specialization in computer networks, both research and design. I have worked on

  • FEC (Forward Error Correction) schemes,
  • MANETs (Mobile Ad Hoc Networks),
  • VANETs (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks),
  • WSNs (Wireless Sensor Networks),
  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems,
  • LTE networks.
  • simulation tools (ns-2, ns-3, OMNET++).

In particular, I worked on:

  • game theory applied to communication networks;
  • spectrum sharing in wireless communication networks;
  • resource allocation in OFDMA networks;
  • energy-efficient wireless sensor networks;
  • simulation support for the validation of spectrum sharing algorithms.

From September 2010 to February 2011, I spent a 6 month visiting period in Linköping (Sweden) at the Linköping University (LiU), Communication System Division (CommSys), http://www.commsys.isy.liu.se. There, I worked on game theory for resource allocation in wireless networks and on resource sharing among cellular network operators.

 

Research Interest

I am a computer engineer with specialization in computer networks, both research and design. I have worked on

  • FEC (Forward Error Correction) schemes,
  • MANETs (Mobile Ad Hoc Networks),
  • VANETs (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks),
  • WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks),
  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems,
  • LTE networks.

In particular, I worked on:

  • game theory applied to communication networks;
  • spectrum sharing in wireless communication networks;
  • resource allocation in OFDMA networks;
  • energy-efficient wireless sensor networks;
  • ns-3.

I have served as a reviewer for several conferences (e.g., ICC, ISABEL, GLOBECOM, SoftCom) and journals (WCMC). I was in the Program Committee of the Workshop SNIGM 2011. I was in the TPC of the 7th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop (BWA2011), co-located with IEEE GLOBECOM 2011.


PUBLICATIONS

Journals

  1. Luca Anchora, Marco Mezzavilla, Leonardo Badia, Michele Zorzi, "A Performance Evaluation Tool for Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Operator LTE Networks", in Elsevier's Computer Communications, 2012.
  2. Luca Anchora, Antonio Capone, Vincenzo Mighali, Luigi Patrono, Francesco Simone, "A novel MAC scheduler to minimize the energy consumption in a Wireless Sensor Network", in Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier, vol. 16, pagg. 88-104, May 2014.

Conferences

  1. Luca Anchora, Leonardo Badia, Haibin Zhang, Torsten Fahldieck, Jianshu Zang, Michal Szydelko, Martin Schubert, Eleftherios Karipidis, Martin Haardt, "Resource allocation and management in multi-operator cellular networks with shared physical resources," International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS), 2012, Paris.
  2. Luca Anchora, Leonardo Badia, Eleftherios Karipidis, Michele Zorzi, "Capacity Gains due to Orthogonal Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Operator LTE Cellular Networks," International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS), 2012, Paris.
  3. L. Anchora, M. Mezzavilla, L. Badia, M. Zorzi, "Simulation Models for the Performance Evaluation of Spectrum Sharing Techniques in OFDMA Networks," in Proceedings of 14th ACM Int. Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), 2011, Miami Beach.
  4. L. Anchora, A. Capone, and L. Patrono, "An Asynchronous Scheduler to Minimize Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks," in Proceedings of 11th Interational Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking 2011 (NEW2AN), St. Petersburg.
  5. L. Anchora, "From Intra-Cell Resource Allocation to Inter-Cell Multi-Operator Spectrum Sharing," Ph.D. Forum Discussion of IEEE WoWMoM 2011, Lucca, 2011.
  6. L. Anchora, L. Badia, and M.Zorzi, "Joint Scheduling and Resource Allocation for LTE Downlink Using Nash Bargaining Theory," ICC Workshop on Game Theory for Resource Allocation, 2011.
  7. L. Anchora, L. Canzian, L. Badia, M. Zorzi, "A Characterization of Resource Allocation in LTE Systems Aimed at Game Theoretical Approaches," in Proceedings of 15th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2010.
  8. L. Anchora, L. Casone, G. Ciccarese, M. De Blasi, P. Marra, C. Palazzo, "An Optimal Setting for the Parameters of an Intelligent Flooding Scheme in VANETs," in Proceedings of European Wireless (EW), 2010.
  9. G. Convertino, S. Oliva, F. Sigona, L. Anchora, "An Adaptive FEC Scheme to Reduce Bursty Losses in a 802.11 Network," IEEE GLOBECOM \'06, San Francisco, 2006.

Others
  1. I presented a poster, together with Luca Canzian and Leondardo Badia, during the poster session of the "NEWCOM++ Spring School on Cognitive Wireless Communication Networks", held in Lucca on May 4-7, 2010. The title of the poster was "Spectrum Sharing Games in Wireless Networks".
  2. Luca Anchora, Seminar at Linköping University (LiU), Communication System Division (CommSys), title "Joint Scheduling and Resource Allocation in the Downlink of an LTE Network using Nash Bargaining Theory", October 22nd, 2010.
  3. Luca Anchora, Seminar at Linköping University (LiU), Communication System Division (CommSys), title "Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Operator Cellular Networks", February 11th, 2011.
  4. Luca Anchora, "From Intra-Cell Resource Allocation to Inter-Cell Multi-Operator Spectrum Sharing", Poster Session within the Ph.D. Forum Discussion in IEEE WoWMoM 2011, Lucca.
  5. Luca Anchora, seminar at the SIGNET laboratory of the University of Padova, title "Orthogonal spectrum sharing in multi-operator cellular networks", December 16, 2011.
  6. Implementation of a modification to the ns-3 simulator for the support to spectrum sharing. The code is publicly available at http://code.nsnam.org/lanchora/ns-3-lte-SpectrumSharing/