Mauro De Sanctis is Associate Professor on Telecommunications at the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy), teaching “Information Theory and Data Science”. He received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering in 2006 from the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy). From the end of 2008 he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy). He is founder member of the university spin-off RadioPoints s.r.l. (www.radiopoints.it).
In autumn of 2004, he joined the CTIF (Center for TeleInFrastruktur), a research center focusing on modern telecommunications technologies located at the University of Aalborg (Denmark). He was with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) as holder of a two-years research fellowship on the study of Q/V band satellite communication links for a technology demonstration payload, concluded in 2008; during this period he participated to the opening and to the first trials of the ASI Concurrent Engineering Facility (ASI-CEF). From January 2004 to December 2005 he has been involved in the MAGNET (My personal Adaptive Global NET) European FP6 integrated project and in the SatNEx European network of excellence. From January 2006 to June 2008 he has been involved in the MAGNET Beyond European FP6 integrated project as scientific responsible of the WP on “Coexistence of Radio Interfaces”. In 2006 he was a post-doctoral research fellow for the European Space Agency (ESA) ARIADNA extended study named “The Flower Constellation Set and its Possible Applications”. In 2009 he was involved in the ESA project on Multipurpose Constellation. From 2010 to 2011 he has been involved in the ESA project TESHEALTH (Telemedicine Services for Health).
He has been involved in research activities for several projects funded by the Italian Space Agency (ASI): DAVID satellite mission (DAta and Video Interactive Distribution) during the year 2003; WAVE satellite mission (W-band Analysis and VErification) during the year 2004; FLORAD (Micro-satellite FLOwer Constellation of millimeter-wave RADiometers for the Earth and space Observation at regional scale) during the year 2008; CRUSOE (CRUising in Space with Out-of- body Experiences) during the years 2011/2012.
He has been involved in several Italian Research Programs of Relevant National Interest (PRIN): SALICE (Satellite-Assisted LocalIzation and Communication systems for Emergency services), from October 2008 to September 2010; ICONA (Integration of Communication and Navigation services) from January 2006 to December 2007, SHINES (Satellite and HAP Integrated NEtworks and Services) from January 2003 to December 2004, CABIS (CDMA for Broadband mobile terrestrial-satellite Integrated Systems) from January 2001 to December 2002. In 2007 he has been involved in the Internationalization Program funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), concerning the academic research collaboration of the Texas A&M University (USA) and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy). From 2011 to 2014 he has been the scientific responsible of the activities of the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” for the TETRis project (Innovative Open Source Services over TETRA), funded by the MIUR, grant “P.O.N. Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013”. He is involved in the coordination of the Alphasat “Aldo Paraboni” Payload (Technology Demonstration Payload – TDP 5) scientific experiments for broadband satellite communications in Q/V band, funded jointly by ASI and ESA. He is the coordinator of the project “ROMA – Network for the Monitoring of the Visitors of Museums” and also coordinator of the project “WIFISUITE - WiFi-based Sensing of hUman actIviTiEs”, funded by the Italian Innovation Agency LazioInnova.
He is serving as Associate Editor for the Command, Control and Communications Systems area of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and as Associate Editor for the Signal Processing and Communication area of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine. His main areas of interest are: wireless terrestrial and satellite communication networks, wireless localization and sensing, data science and information theory. He published more than 130 papers on journals and conference proceedings, 7 book chapters, one book and one patent. He was co-recipient of the best paper awards from the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications (SPACOMM 2009) and the 2022 International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2022).