Marco Ajmone Marsan, new member of the Academy of Europe
19 October 2015
IMDEA Networks is proud to announce that Marco Ajmone Marsan, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, and Full Professor at the Department of Electronics (Dipartimento di Elettronica) of the Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin), Italy, has been appointed member of the prestigious Academy of Europe.
With 40 years of experience in research, Marco Ajmone Marsan is an obvious choice for a membership in the honorable Academy of Europe, a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members. He has been appointed member of the Informatics Section of the Academy.
Membership invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field, and election is confirmed by the Council of the Academy.
Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, and also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 2,800. Amongst them are fifty-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academy before they received the prize.
About Marco Ajmone Marsan
Marco Ajmone Marsan holds a double appointment as Research Professor at IMDEA Networks (Spain) and Full Professor at the Department of Electronics (Dipartimento di Elettronica) of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is the founder of the Telecommunication Networks Group, one of the top research groups in networking in Europe, based at the Politecnico di Torino.
From 2003 to 2009 he was Director of the IEIIT-CNR (Institute for Electronics, Information and Telecommunication Engineering) of the National Research Council of Italy. From 2005 to 2009 he was Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer at Politecnico di Torino.
He earned his graduate degree in Electrical Engineering (Laurea (110/110)), from the Politecnico di Torino in 1974. This was the highest degree in the field obtainable in Italy at the time. He went on to complete his M.Sc. Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles (USA) in 1978 and, in 2002, he was awarded an “Honoris Causa” Ph.D. in Telecommunication Networks from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Marco Ajmone Marsan has published over 300 papers in the most important journals and conferences, and is involved in several national and international scientific groups: He was Chair of the Italian Group of Telecommunication Professors (GTTI); and the Italian Delegate in the ICT and ERC Committees of the EC’s 7th Framework Programme. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has also been principle investigator for a large number of research contracts with industries, and coordinator of several national and international research projects.
His outstanding contributions to his field were recognized in 2006, when the President of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, awarded him the “Commendatore” of the “Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Commander of the Republic of Italy’s Order of Merit). In 2003, he was also listed by Thomson-ISI amongst the most highly-cited researchers in Computer Science.
Marco Ajmone Marsan’s current research interests focus on high-speed telecommunication networks, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency and performance evaluation.