Integrated Sensing and communications for future vehicuLAr systems - a Network of Doctoral Students

Management team

General Coordinator

Dr. Stefano Buzzi


He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy, engaged in academic teaching at the graduate and post-graduate level. He received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999, both from the University of Naples “Federico II”.


He has had short-term research appointments at Princeton University, Princeton (NJ), USA in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2006. He is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and of the IEEE Communications Letters, has been the lead guest editor of two IEEE JSAC special issues (June 2014 and April 2016), while is currently serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and as guest co-editor of an IEEE JSAC special issue on ultra-reliable low-latency communications. He is also a Member of the IEEE 5G Tech Focus Editorial Board. He has co-authored about 150 technical peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and among these, the highly-cited survey paper “What will 5G be?” (IEEE JSAC, June 2014) on 5G wireless networks. Dr. Buzzi was an invited speaker at the IEEE 5G Summit held in Montreal in October 2017.

Scientific Manager

Dr. Constantinos B. Papadias

The American College of Greece Research Center

Dr. Constantinos B. Papadias is the Scientific Director of The American College of Greece Research Center (ACG-RC). At ACG, he is also Professor of Information Technology and Data Science, Head of the Smart Wireless Future Technologies (SWIFT) Lab and Executive Director of the Research, Technology and Innovation Network (RTIN), since 2020.


Prior to these, he was the Dean of Athens Information Technology (AIT), in Athens, Greece, where he was also Head of the Broadband Wireless and Sensor Networks (B-WiSE) Research Group. He currently holds Adjunct Professorships at Aalborg University and at the University of Cyprus. He has been active in IT- related research, addressing areas such as signal processing and machine learning, wireless telecom systems & networks, biomedical engineering and energy efficient technologies for more than 30 years. He has published over 240 scientific papers, 12 patents and 4 books and has received over 10000 citations and several recognitions for his work, including 4 best paper awards. He has participated in and lead several EU-funded research projects, such as the doctoral network (MSCA) project ISLANDS on integrated communications & sensing, of which he is the Scientific Manager, and the recently completed projects PAINLESS on the topic of energy autonomous infrastructure-less wireless networks (2018-2022) and EU CHIST-ERA project FIREMAN on the topic of predictive maintenance via machine type wireless communication systems (2019-2023). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the European Alliance of Innovation. From 2020-2022 he was a member of Greece’s sectorial scientific council of Engineering Sciences, which supports the country’s National Council for Research and Innovation. He currently serves as Director-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Sustainability Coordinator

Dr. Stella Apostolaki

The American College of Greece Research Center

Dr. Stella Apostolaki, is Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Science and Mathematics, Deree – the American College of Greece and Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence in Sustainability at The American College of Greece (ACG). She is teaching a variety of environmentally focused courses in the respective Program and in the Honours Program at Deree – ACG.


She has prepared and delivered lectures, seminars and environmental awareness raising programs addressed to different audiences, including all educational levels and the wider public. She holds a BSc/(Hons) in Environmental Science, an MSc in Urban Water and Environmental Management and a PhD on sustainable urban drainage systems and river management options, obtained from the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland – U.K, under funding received by the Environment Agency for England & Wales, in collaboration with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and by HR Wallingford Consultants.

She has a wide research experience, she is expert evaluator of Call for Proposals for European Commission, has worked as a researcher in collaboration with Universities and Authorities in Greece and in the U.K., and has participated in numerous EU funded projects. She collaborates as external consultant with several entities such as the Green Fund of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy in the project LIFE-IP AdaptInGR – Boosting the implementation of adaptation policy across Greece. She has been collaborating with the ATHENA Research Centre, the UNSDSN Greece & Climate KIC Greece, P.S.G Environmental Geo-Exploration Ltd. Her main research interests are on integrated water management and innovation, sustainable development, sustainable stormwater management, climate change, conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, public awareness – stakeholder engagement methods and public education, green urban planning with emphasis on amenity and biodiversity and on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Recruitment and Gender Balance Manager

Dr. Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers University of Technology

Henk Wymeersch obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied Sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. He is currently a Professor of Communication Systems with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is also a Distinguished Research Associate with Eindhoven University of Technology.


Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a postdoctoral researcher from 2005 until 2009 with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Wymeersch served as Associate Editor for IEEE Communication Letters (2009-2013), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2013), and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2016-2018) and is currently Senior Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Editorial Board.  During 2019-2021, he was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer with the Vehicular Technology Society.  His current research interests include the convergence of communication and sensing, in a 5G and Beyond 5G context. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. 

Training Activities Manager

Dr. Mikko Valkama

Tampere University

Mikko Valkama received his M.Sc. (Tech.) and D.Sc. (Tech.) degrees (both with honors) from the former Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in 2000 and 2001, respectively. In 2003, he was with the Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute at SDSU, San Diego, CA, as a visiting postdoctoral research fellow.


Currently, he is a Full Professor and the Head of the Unit of Electrical Engineering at the newly formed Tampere University, Finland. His general research interests include radio communications, radio localization, and radio-based sensing, with particular emphasis on 5G and 6G mobile radio networks. He has coauthored more than 600 peer-reviewed articles, supervised 28 PhD students, and is an IEEE Fellow.

Photo Dr. Christos Masouros
Chief Scientist

Dr. Christos Masouros

University College London (UCL)

Christos Masouros (FIEEE, MIET) received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2004, and MSc by research and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 2006 and 2009 respectively. In 2008 he was a research intern at Philips Research Labs, UK, working on the LTE standards. Between 2009-2010 he was a Research Associate in the University of Manchester and between 2010-2012 a Research Fellow in Queen’s University Belfast.


In 2012 he joined University College London as a Lecturer. He has held a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship between 2011-2016. Since 2019 he is a Full Professor of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications in the Information and Communication Engineering research group, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and affiliated with the Institute for Communications and Connected Systems, University College London. His research interests lie in the field of wireless communications and signal processing with particular focus on Green Communications, Large Scale Antenna Systems, Integrated Sensing and Communications, interference mitigation techniques for MIMO and multicarrier communications. Between 2018-22 he was the Project Coordinator of the €4.2m  EU H2020 ITN project PAINLESS, involving 12 EU partner universities and industries, towards energy-autonomous networks. Between 2024-28 he will be the Scientific Coordinator of the €2.7m EU H2020 DN project ISLANDS, involving 19 EU partner universities and industries, towards next generation vehicular networks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), and was the recipient of the 2023 IEEE ComSoc Stephen O. Rice Prize, co-recipient of the 2021 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award and the recipient of the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE GlobeCom 2015 and IEEE WCNC 2019 conferences. He has been recognised as an Exemplary Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, and as an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, and Editor-at-Large for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. He has been an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, and a Guest Editor for a number of IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications issues. He is a founding member and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Emerging Technology Initiative on Integrated Sensing and Communications (SAC), Vice Chair of the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee  Special Interest Group on ISAC, and Chair of the IEEE Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee, Special Interest Group on Green ISAC.  He is a member of the IEEE Standards Association Working Group on ISAC performance metrics, and a founding member of the ETSI ISG on ISAC. He is the TPC chair for the IEEE ICC 2024 Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) Track on ISAC, and Chair of the “Integrated Imaging and Communications” stream in IEEE CISA 2024 .

Assistant to the General Coordinator

Dr. Carmen D’Andrea

Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (UNICLAM)

Dr. D’Andrea is currently non-tenured Assistant Professor at the University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees (summa cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy, in 2013, 2015, and 2019 respectively.


In 2017, she was a Visiting Ph.D. student with the Wireless Communications (WiCom) Research Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. In the spring of 2020, she spent three months as a visiting researcher with the Communication System Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linkoping University in Sweden. Since 2020, she has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters (Exemplary Editor in 2022) and for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. In 2023, she received the Italian Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as Associate Professor and she is in the World’s Top 2% Scientists 2023 in the topic “Information & Communication Technologies – Networking & Telecommunications” listed by Elsevier, Scopus, and Standford University. Her research interests are focused on wireless communication and signal processing, with emphasis on mmWave communications, massive MIMO systems, and the study of waveforms for beyond-5G communication systems.

Project Manager

Dr. Loredana Stendardo

Coop En Kai Pan

PhD in Modern and Contemporary Theatre History at University “L’Orientale” of Naples. Co-founding partner of the En Kai Pan cooperative in Naples, she handles communication, graphic design and content creation for the organization.


She has focused on the theatre of historical avant-gardes, particularly on expressionist theatre, through the translation and critical commentary of the works of German director Leopold Jessner. Winner of a DAAD scholarship, she conducted a year of research at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Fluent in German, she trained at the SETL (European School of Literary Translation) under Magda Olivetti. She has collaborated with the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia in the promotion sector and with the International Festival of Contemporary Creation for the project Vedute. She has also worked with indipendent publishing houses (Instar Libri, IntraMoenia, La Nuova Frontiera, Edizioni Socrates, Mangrovie, MdS), where she has been involved in translation, editorial work, and layout design.