Anna Scaglione

Anna Scaglione


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  • Postdoctoral Research Affiliate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1999-2000
  • Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, 1999
  • Laurea in Electrical Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, 1995

Professional Experience

  • Professor, UC Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2010 to Present
  • Associate Professor, UC Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2008 to 2010
  • Associate Professor, Cornell University, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2001-2006
  • Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2000-2001


Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Group

Research Interests

Communication networks and information systems, with specific emphasis on wireless networks and sensor networks. Statistical signal processing methods and theory, with focus on synchronization data aggregation and scalable distributed processing and networking.

Research Activities

Anna Scaglione interest lies in the design and analysis of communication methods for wireless networking. Driving her current focus is the question on how to coordinate unthedered devices in self-organizing systems capable of leveraging opportunistically on the decentralized resources available to transfer and process information. This focus includes the study of bioinspired designs for network synchronization and on cooperative transmission methods that recruit network devices to support the information flow in networks, with or without an infrastructure. This line of work includes her interest in large scale sensor systems aimed at monitoring the environment and critical infrastructure. In this area she works on decentralized signal processing methods for data aggregation, decentralized control and for reaching to consensus among network devices. She also works at the level of single communication devices, innovating and optimizing signaling methods and synchronization techniques for the future generation of wireless transceivers and for unusual media and bands (e.g. HF, Power-line communications). Her work is rooted in statistical, array and digital signal processing theories, where she borrows her tools for modeling and mapping the analog world captured by circuits and sensors, into digital signatures that are amenable to be digitally processed, finding ways for extracting their intrinsic information content.


Anna Scaglione is the first author of the paper that received the 2000 IEEE Signal Processing Transactions Best Paper Award. She received the NSF Career Award in 2002. She is co-recipient of the Ellersick Best Paper Award (MILCOM 2005) and of 2005 Best paper for Young Authors of the Taiwan IEEE Comsoc/Information theory section with her students.

Selected Publications

Scaglione D. Goeckel and J. N. Laneman, Cooperative Communications in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Rethinking the Link Abstraction,'' IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Signal Processing for Wireless Ad hoc Communication Networks, Volume 23, Issue 5, Sept. 2006 Page(s):18 - 29.

Sirkeci-Mergen, B.; Scaglione, A.; Mergen, G.; Asymptotic analysis of multistage cooperative broadcast in wireless networks, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Volume 52, Issue 6, June 2006 Page(s):2531 2550

(Best Young Author Taiwan IEEE Comm./IT section) Hong Y.W.; Scaglione A. A Scalable Synchronization Protocol For Large Scale Sensor Networks And Its Applications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special issue on Advances in Military Wireless Communications, vol. 23, No 5, pp 10851099, May 2005.

(2005 Ellersick Best Paper Award) Hong Y.W.; Scaglione A.; Manohar R.; Sirkeci Mergen, B. Dense Sensor Networks are also Energy Efficient: When more is less , Milcom 2005, Atlantic City, NJ, October 17-20, 2005.

(2000 Best Paper Award Signal Processing Society) Scaglione A.; Giannakis G.B.; Barbarossa S. Redundant Filterbank Precoders and Equalizers Part I and II Volume 47, No. 7, Page(s): 1988-2022, July 1999.