Italo Atzeni


Senior Research Fellow, Adjunct Professor


Italo Atzeni received the MSc degree (Hons.) in telecommunications engineering from the University of Cagliari in 2010 and the PhD degree (Hons.) in signal theory and communications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia–BarcelonaTech in 2014. Since 2019, he is with the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, where he is a Senior Researcher and an Adjunct Professor. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Researcher with the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Laboratory, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies. From 2017 to 2018, he was a Research Associate with the Communication Systems Department, EURECOM. He has previously held a research appointment at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013. His primary research interests are in communication and information theory, statistical signal processing, convex and distributed optimization theory, and their applications to decentralized decision making in heterogeneous wireless communication networks. He received the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2019. He was granted the MSCA-IF grant for the project “Device-Centric Low-Complexity High-Frequency Networks” (DELIGHT) in 2020.

Research interests

  • Communication and information theory
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Convex and distributed optimization theory
  • Decentralized decision making in heterogeneous wireless networks


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