Gianluca Setti

Gianluca Setti
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Gianluca Setti received a Dr. Eng. degree (with honors) in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Bologna in 1992 and in 1997, respectively, for his contribution to the study of neural networks and chaotic systems.  From May 1994 to July 1995 he was with the Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems (LANOS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) as visiting researcher. Since 1997 is has been with the School of Engineering at the University of Ferrara, Italy, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Circuit Theory and Analog Electronics. His research interests include nonlinear circuits, recurrent neural networks, implementation and application of  chaotic circuits and systems, statistical signal processing, EMI reduction, wireless communication and sensor networks.

Dr. Setti received the 1998 Caianiello prize for the best Italian Ph.D. thesis on Neural Networks and he is co-recipient of the  2004 IEEE CAS Society Darlington Award (best paper award for the IEEE  Transactions on Circuits and Systems) for the paper "Spectral properties of chaos-based FM signals: theory and simulation results," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I, vol. 50, n. 1, pp. 3-15, Jan. 2003, co-authored by Sergio Callegari and Riccardo Rovatti. He also recieved the Best Paper Award at the 17th European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD2005), for the paper “Chaos-based High-EMC Spread-Spectrum Clock Generator,” with, L. de Michele, F. Pareschi and R. Rovatti  as well as the Best Student Paper Award  at the Zurich International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Zurich 2005), for the paper “A PLL–based Clock Generator with Improved EMC,” with F. Pareschi, L. de Michele, and R. Rovatti.

He served or is currenty serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I in the area of of Nonlinear  Circuits and Systems (1999-2002) and Chaos and Bifurcations (2002-2003),  for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits  and Systems - Part II (2004-2005),  as the Deputy-Editor-in-Chief, for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine  (since 2004),  as well as Editor-in-Chief  for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part II (since 2006).  If you wish further info on the status of TCAS-II, you may refer to the January 2007 Editorial.

In 2001 he was the Chair of the Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems of the of the IEEE CAS Society, and he is also a Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2005), a member of the Board of Governors (2005-2007) of the same society,  as well as its 2006 Chair of the Long-Term Strategy Planning Committee.  In the latter role he has been, among others, instrumental for the creation of the new IEEE CAS Society Newsletter.

Dr. Setti was also the Technical Programm Co-Chairman of NDES2000 (Catania) and the Track Chair for Nonlinear Circuits and Systems at ISCAS2004 (Vancouver), the Special Session Co-Chair at ISCAS2005 (Kobe)  and and ISCAS2006 (Kos), the Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS2007 (New Orleans) and of ISCAS2008 (Seattle), as well as the General Co-Chair of NOLTA2006 (Bologna).

He is co-editor of the book Chaotic Electronics in Telecommunications (CRC Press, Boca Raton) and one of of the guest editors of the May 2002 Special Issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on "Applications of Non-linear Dynamics to Electronic and Information Engineering'', as well as of the July 2006 Special Section of the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals on “Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks” and of the September 2007 Special Section of the
IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, on "Nonlinear Theory and its Applications”.

Dr. Setti is also coordinating the Marie Curie ESR Project European Ph.D. Program on Information Technology (EDITH), whose partners include:
  1. DIMES, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  2. EPFL-I&C, I & C School, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. IMEP, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  4. SCD-K.U.Leuven, EE Dept. (ESAT), Faculty of Engineering (FTW), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  5. CEA-LETI, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Laboratoire d'Electronique, de Technologie de l’Information, France
  6. IMEC, Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum, Belgium
In 2006 he was elected Fellow of the IEEE for "contributions to application of nonlinear dynamics to communications, signal processing, and information technology".


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