ELEDIA@UniTN - DICAM, University of Trento

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Call: +39 0461 283998

Email: paolo.rocca[at], paolo.rocca[at]

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Research Interests

  • Antenna arrays
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Inverse problems
  • Machine learning
  • Optimization techniques
  • Radar systems
  • Signal processing
  • Smart EM Environment
  • System-by-Design
  • Wireless networks


Director ELEDIA@UniTN

Associate Professor @ University of Trento (Trento, Italy)
Associate Professor @ Xidian University (Xi’an, China)

ROCCA Paolo (IEEE Senior Member) received the MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2005 (summa cum laude) and the PhD Degree in Information and Communication Technologies in 2008 from the University of Trento, Italy. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (University of Trento), Visiting Professor at the Xidian University, Xi’an, China, and a Board Member of the ELEDIA Research Center. In April 2017, Prof. Rocca received the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Full Professor.

Prof. Rocca is author/co-author of 1 book chapter and of more than 125 journals and 270 conference papers. He has been a visiting Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University (U.S.A.), at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy), and a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S@ Supèlec, France) in 2012 and 2013. Moreover, he has been an Invited Professor at the University of Paris Sud (France) in 2015 and at the University of Rennes 1 (France) in 2017. Prof. Rocca has been awarded from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the Italy Section with the best PhD thesis award IEEE-GRS Central Italy Chapter. His main interests are in the framework of artificial intelligence techniques as applied to electromagnetics, antenna array synthesis and design, and electromagnetic inverse scattering. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters in the period 2011-2016 and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and of the Microwave and Optical Technology Letters.



  • >150
    Journals published
  • >270
    Conference papers published