Mario Marchese


Prof. Mario Marchese was born in Genoa in 1967. He got his degree with honors from the University of Genoa in 1992 and passed the state examination for the profession of engineer in April of that year. He finished his PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in the branch Telecommunications in 1996 and obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy in July 1997. From 1999 to 2005 he worked at the National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), first as a researcher (January 1999 - June 2002) and then as Head of Research (July 2002 - January 2005). From February 1st, 2005 to January, 2016, he was Associate Professor at the University of Genoa, with the Department of Computer and System Sciences (DIST) up to December 2011 (where he was deputy director in 2010-2011 and member of the Managing Board) and, from 2012, with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN). Since February 1, 2016, he has been Full Professor at DITEN, University of Genoa, Italy.

He was at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, as a Visiting Professor / Guest Scientist in the following periods: September 6 to 29, 2004; October 3 to 14, 2005; July 10 to 28, 2006; July 6 to August 8, 2007; July 7 to 22, 2008. 

He is the founder and head of the Laboratory "Satellite Communications and Networking". The laboratory contains devices and instruments of great scientific and economic value and involves the management of different units of scientific-technical personnel. From 2009 to 2015 he was also co-responsible for the Laboratory of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) at DITEN-University of Genoa. He formed and trained staff in research: PhD students, research fellows, research associates and young researchers. He coordinated the technical-scientific and financial management of many research projects. He attracted and managed funds both at European and institutional level. He has got 4 patents.

He has published over 290 scientific papers including 1 international book, “Quality of Service over Heterogeneous Networks ", John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2007, 2 edited books, 81 articles in international journals and 13 book chapters.

He is/was:

  • Coordinator of the PhD in "Science and Technology for Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering" since 2013. 
  • "Chair" (2006-2008), "Vice-Chair" (2004-2006) and "Secretary" (2002-2004) of the "Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee" of "IEEE ComSoc", and is "IEEE Senior Member”. 
  • “Associate Editor” of the International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) and of the IEEE Communications Magazine; Technical Editor of the IEEE Network Magazine. Technical Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine from 2006 to 2012.
  • Winner of the IEEE ComSoc "Satellite Communications Distinguished Service Award" in 2008 for the scientific and professional contribution in the field of satellite technology and of numerous "Best Paper Awards".
  • He organized "Special Issues" in international scientific journals such as Wiley International Journal of Communications Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE JSAC, Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal, IEEE Systems Journal" on issues concerning networks and wireless and satellite telecommunications systems. He belonged to the Organizing Committee of the following international conferences: Globecom 2010, Miami, USA.  He was a Member of the Steering Committee of the following international conferences: 3rd International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2011 - PSATS'11, Malaga, Spain; 4th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2012 - PSATS'12, Bradford, UK; 5th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2013 - PSATS'13, Toulouse, France.

He was: 

  • General Chair of the following international conferences; SPECTS 2014.
  • General Co-Chair of the following international conferences: 2nd International Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2010-PSATS '2010 Rome, Italy, February 2010. 
  • Technical Program Co-Chair of the following international conferences; SPECTS 2005, Philadelphia, USA; IEEE Globecom 2006 - Satellite and Space Communications Symposium, San Francisco, USA; IEEE Globecom 2007 - Wireless Networking Symposium, Washington DC, USA; ICC'08 - General Symposium, Beijing, China Globecom; IEEE 2008 Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications, New Orleans, USA; ICC'09 - Wireless Networking Symposium, Dresden, Germany; International Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2009-PSATS '09, Rome, Italy, March 2009; SPECTS 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Member of the "Technical Program Committee" of over 70 international conferences, where he often played the role of "Session Chair" and / or "Session Organizers" frequently presenting his scientific work personally.

As evident in the list of publications, the most important scientific contribution of Mario Marchese was in the field of satellite, space and heterogeneous communications. He was one of the first to understand the problems of the TCP transport layer over satellites also providing architectural and algorithmic solutions to solve them. He conceived and implemented control strategies in telecommunications for the dynamic assignment of the channel bandwidth in satellite and heterogeneous networks obtaining scientific results that have been published in some of the most prestigious magazines in the sector. His book "Quality of Service over Heterogeneous Networks", Wiley, 2007, contains a new vision of the quality of service in telecommunication networks. Treated research topics and obtained results have had and have a significant impact both on the topics of the academic courses that Mario Marchese lectures, and on the teaching method, allowing highlighting also the practical and experimental viewpoint. The research activity has always aimed at maintaining a high scientific level, but, in the same time, a relevant practical meaning, as certified by the projects on which Mario Marchese has worked and by the obtained patents. The main reference of the research activity is the management of the Quality of Service (Quality of Service - QoS) in heterogeneous telecommunications networks, which often involve satellite and wireless network portions as well as interplanetary portions in the deep space for which appropriate schemes for the transmission of data have been studied.  



Telematica e Tecnologie Internet

Architectures and Application for TLC Networks


Publications List

Download available at Publications page.



Mario Marchese, Associate Professor
Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture
University of Genova, Italy
Via Opera Pia 13
16145, Genova, Italy
Ph. +39-010-3536571 (office)
Ph. +39-010-3532806 (lab)