Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Giovanni Geraci is an Associate Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and the Head of the Telecommunications Engineering program. He was previously a Research Scientist with Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland (2016–2018) and holds a Ph.D. from UNSW Sydney, Australia (2014). He also held research appointments at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (2014–2015), The University of Texas at Austin, USA (2013), CentraleSupelec, France (2012), and Alcatel-Lucent, Italy (2009).
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has been serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, as the IEEE ICC'22 and IEEE Globecom'23 Wireless Communications Symposium co-Chair, and as a frequent organizer of IEEE international workshops. He has delivered over twenty between tutorials, industry seminars, and workshop keynotes at top-tier IEEE conferences, and co-edited the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” released by Wiley – IEEE Press in 2020. He is also co-inventor of a dozen patents, has written for the IEEE ComSoc Technology News, and received international press coverage.
Giovanni was awarded two of the most competitive early-career fellowships in Spain: a “la Caixa” Junior Leader (2018–2021) and a “Ramon y Cajal” Fellowship (2021–2023). He was named an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in 2017 and 2018. He received the Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in 2017, the IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2018, and Best Paper Awards at IEEE PIMRC 2019 and IEEE Globecom 2022.