Marco Pratesi

Senior Researcher

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marco.pratesi@univaq.it

Marco Pratesi was born in Teramo (TE) in 1971. He received the laurea degree cum laude in Electronics Engineering from the University of L'Aquila, Italy, in 1995, with a dissertation on "A model for handover algorithms analysis in cellular mobile systems". He received the Ph. D. degree in Telecommunications from the University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy, in 1999, with a dissertation on "A general approach to the analysis of handover algorithms and outage probability in cellular mobile systems".
Since from 1999, he is a reviewer for conferences and journals of international relevance and he has been a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for international conferences.
From November 1999 to March 2003 he worked for the CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), for the Roma "Tor Vergata" unit. He has been the Project Scientist of the DAVID (DAta and Video Interactive Distribution) multi-experiment (Data Collection Experiment, Resource Sharing Experiment) satellite mission, in the context of the "Science Small Missions Programme" of the Italian Space Agency (ASI). He has been co-investigator of the national research program (W-band Analysis and VErification) of ASI, concerning a payload in the W band. He cooperated for the national research program SHINES (Satellite and Hap Integrated NEtworks and Services), co-financed by the MIUR (2002-2004), about satellite-HAP (High Altitude Platform) integrated networks.
Since from October 1, 2005, he is a researcher of the ING-INF/03 SSD at the University of L'Aquila, currently at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (DISIM). He worked for the technical-scientific coordination of the project "High resilience mobile wireless networks" (Law 297/1999) in cooperation with Thales Italia s.p.a. and DEWS. In the frame of the same cooperation, he also worked for the research and training activities of the Art. 10 project.
In the terrestrial systems context, his activity focused on performance evaluation for mobile radio systems (handover algorithms, outage probability) and on mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) operating without an existing infrastructure. He worked on study, simulation, and emulation through test-bed of ad-hoc networks and of routing protocols to seamlessly integrate them with fixed, infrastructured networks.
His current research activity is focused on heterogeneous and mobile networking, mainly mesh networks and vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). Test beds of vehicular networks have been developed, using both SDR and COTS devices, to investigate current standards and simple collision avoidance algorithms, and to assess some relevant performance parameters. Driver-Assistance algorithms have also been assessed through simulations. Acquired competences have then naturally brought to the involvement in the ECSEL SafeCOP european project.
He is teaching for the "Advanced and Software Defined Networks" course for the Master Degree of Telecommunications Engineering, and for the "Telecommunications Networks" course for the B. degree of ICT Engineering.
He is responsible for the Telecommunications and Heterogeneous Network Laboratory and for the Cisco Networking Academy of the University of L'Aquila, where he operates as a certified instructor.

The information is available at the external address http://www.ing.univaq.it/personale/scheda_personale.php?codice=284.

List of Publications

Journals

F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Santucci, “A Multicell Model of Handover Initiation in Mobile Cellular Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 48, May 1999.

F. Santucci, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Graziosi, “A General Analysis of Signal Strength Handover Algorithms with Co-Channel Interference,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, Feb. 2000.

M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, F. Graziosi, M. Ruggieri, “Outage Analysis in Mobile Radio Systems with Generically Correlated Log-Normal Interferers,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, March 2000.

F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Santucci, “Outage Performance with Handover Triggering in Cellular Mobile Networks,” Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Feb. 2001.

M. Pratesi, S. Betti, M. Santoboni, M. Ruggieri, C. Bonifazi, “A Perceptual Model for Images Transferred through the DAVID Satellite System,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Wiley, June 2002.

M. Ruggieri, S. De Fina, M. Pratesi, A. Salomè, E. Saggese, C. Bonifazi, “The W-band Data Collection Experiment of the DAVID Mission,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Oct. 2002.

M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, A. De Luise, “Error-free Transmission in a W–band Satellite Channel,” International Journal of Space Communications - IOS Press, 2004.

M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, F. Graziosi, “Generalized Moment Matching for the Linear Combination of Lognormal RVs: Application to Outage Analysis in Wireless Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2006.

A. Iovine, F. Valentini, E. De Santis, M. D. Di Benedetto, M. Pratesi, “Safe human-inspired mesoscopic hybrid automaton for autonomous vehicles”, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems (Elsevier), 2016.

Conferences

M. Ruggieri, F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, “Modeling of Handover Initiation in a Multicell System Scenario,” IEEE VTC’96.

M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Graziosi, F. Santucci, “Performance of Signal Strength Handover Algorithms with Interference and Correlated Shadowings,” IEEE VTC’97.

M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Graziosi, F. Santucci, “Computation of Interference Statistics in Mobile Radio Systems and its Application to Handover Algorithm Analysis,” IEEE PacRim’97.

F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Santucci, “Modeling of Handover Initiation Algorithms with Correlated Co-Channel Interferers,” IEEE ICUPC’97.

F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Santucci, “A Model of Channel Holding Time in Mobile Radio Systems,” IEEE Globecom’97.

F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Santucci, “Joint Characterization of Outage Probability and Handover Performance in Cellular Mobile Networks,” IEEE VTC’98.

F. Graziosi, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, F. Santucci, “An Improved Analysis of Outage Probability with Correlated Co-Channel Interferers,” IEEE Globecom’98.

F. Santucci, M. Pratesi, “Outage Analysis in Slow Frequency-Hopping Mobile Radio Networks,” IEEE VTC’99.

E. Cianca, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, M. Chianura, “Performance Analysis of Multimedia CDMA Satellite Systems with an Improved Power Control Strategy,” IEEE VTC’99 Fall.

M. Ruggieri, M. Pratesi, M. Donati, “A Protocol Architecture for the Data Collection Experiment of the DAVID Satellite,” ECSC 5 (Fifth European Conference on Satellite Communications), Nov. 1999.

M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, S. D’Elia, E. Saggese, C. Bonifazi, “A Telecommunication Satellite for High Volume Data Collection from Remote Sites,” Geomark 2000.

A. Paraboni, C. Capsoni, S. De Fina, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, C. Bonifazi, “Experimental Assessment of a Wide-Band Earth-Satellite Channel in the Ka and W Bands: the DAVID Project,” 6th Ka-band Utilisation Conference, Cleveland, May 2000.

M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, F. Graziosi, M. Ruggieri, “Outage Analysis in Mobile Radio Systems with Generically Correlated Log-Normal Shadowings and Fast Fading,” IEEE ICCS 2000.

M. Ruggieri, C. Bonifazi, A. Paraboni, C. Capsoni, S. De Fina, M. Pratesi, “The Italian Pioneering of New Frequency Ranges: from the SIRIO to the DAVID Satellite Missions,” AIAA ICSSC 2001.

A. Paraboni, M. Ruggieri, C. Bonifazi, C. Capsoni, M. Pratesi, “Assessment of Joint Scientific Experiments in the DAVID Mission,” 7th Ka Band Utilization Conference, Sept. 2001.

C. Bonifazi, M. Ruggieri, M. Pratesi, A. De Luise, P. Corsetti, “Scientific Operations of the W-Band Experiment during the DAVID Satellite Mission,” IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2002.

C. Bonifazi, M. Ruggieri, M. Pratesi, A. Salomè, G. Varacalli, A. Paraboni, E. Saggese, “The DAVID Satellite Mission of the Italian Space Agency: High Rate Data Transmission to Internet at W and Ka Bands,” ICC-2002.

M. Pratesi, A. De Luise, M. Ruggieri, C. Bonifazi, “Assessment of the W-Band Experiment of the DAVID Mission through Simulations,” 20th AIAA International Communication Satellite System Conference and Exhibit, May 2002.

M. Antonini, E. Cianca, A. De Luise, M. Pratesi, M. Ruggieri, “Stratospheric Relay: Feasibility of New Satellite-High Altitude Platforms Integrated Scenarios,” IEEE Aerospace Conference 2003.

M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, F. Graziosi, “Generalized Moment Matching for the Linear Combination of Lognormal RVs - Application to Outage Analysis in Wireless Systems,” IEEE PIMRC 2006.

M. Pratesi, A. Colarieti, F. Santucci, A. Di Cola, S. Schillaci, “A testbed for emulation of MANETs in hostile scenarios”, IEEE ISWCS 2009.

M. Colizza, M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, S. Pollio, G. Rigazzi, “Performance of OLSR in MANETs with Cross-Layer Metrics and TCP/UDP Flows”, IEEE WiCOM 2012.

F. Valentini, M. Pratesi, F. Santucci, T. Ionta, “IPv4 and IPv6 Troubleshooting Enhancement through Reverse Path Discovery”, IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2014, Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI 2014).

M. Pratesi, F. Valentini, F. Santucci, “An Android-based testbed for Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks in the IoT perspective”, IEEE RTSI 2015.

A. Iovine, F. Valentini, E. De Santis, M. D. Di Benedetto, M. Pratesi, “Safe Human-Inspired Mesoscopic Hybrid Automaton for Longitudinal Vehicle Control” in 5th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, Oct. 2015.

F. Valentini, E. Cinque, M. Pratesi, “An Efficient Routing Strategy for Performance Improvement in WMNs”, IEEE PIMRC 2016.