Michele Polese is a Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, Northeastern University, Boston, since March 2020. He received his Ph.D. at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova in 2020. He also was an adjunct professor and postdoctoral researcher in 2019/2020 at the University of Padova, and a part-time lecturer in Fall 2020 and 2021 at Northeastern University. During his Ph.D., he visited New York University (NYU), AT&T Labs in Bedminster, NJ, and Northeastern University.
His research interests are in the analysis and development of protocols and architectures for future generations of cellular networks (5G and beyond), in particular for millimeter-wave and terahertz networks, spectrum sharing and passive/active user coexistence, open RAN development, and the performance evaluation of end-to-end, complex networks. He has contributed to O-RAN technical specifications and submitted responses to multiple FCC and NTIA notice of inquiry and requests for comments, and is a member of the Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations of the American Meteorological Society (2022-2024). He collaborates and has collaborated with several academic and industrial research partners, including AT&T, Mavenir, NVIDIA, InterDigital, NYU, University of Aalborg, King’s College, and NIST. He was awarded with several best paper awards, and is serving as TPC co-chair for WNS3 2021-2022, as an Associate Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, and organized the Open 5G Forum in Fall 2021.