Paolo Baracca is a Research Engineer at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart, Germany, since 2013. He received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering in 2013, all from the University of Padova, Italy. His research interests include signal processing, multi-antenna techniques and resource allocation for wireless communications. He has co-authored more than 40 research papers, holds more than 30 issued or pending patents, and regularly serves as reviewer of IEEE journals and conferences.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Padova, Information Engineering, Thesis titled “Transmission techniques and resource allocation in coordinated multi-point systems”, 2010-2013.
Master of Science (M.Sc.), University of Padova, Telecommunications Engineering, 110 out of 110 cum laude, 2007 – 2009.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), University of Padova, Telecommunications Engineering, 110 out of 110 cum laude, 2004 – 2007.
Selected articles and publications
L. Chiarello, P. Baracca, K. Upadhya, S. Khosravirad, and T. Wild, “Jamming detection with subcarrier blanking for 5G and beyond in Industry 4.0 scenarios,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Virtual conference, Sep. 2021.
M. Arnold, P. Baracca, T. Wild, F. Schaich, and S. ten Brink, “Measured distributed vs co-located massive MIMO in Industry 4.0 environments,” in Proc. IEEE European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) & 6G Summit, Porto (Portugal), Jun. 2021.
M. Alonzo, P. Baracca, S. Khosravirad, and S. Buzzi, “URLLC for factory automation: an extensive throughput-reliability analysis of D-MIMO,” in Proc. International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Hamburg (Germany), Feb. 2020.
A. Bonfante, L. Galati Giordano, D. Lopez-Perez, A. Garcia-Rodriguez, G. Geraci, P. Baracca, M. M. Butt, and N. Marchetti, “5G massive MIMO architectures: Self-backhauled small cells versus direct access,” IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 10003-10017, Oct. 2019.
L. Galati Giordano, L. Campanalonga, D. Lopez-Perez, A. Garcia-Rodriguez, G. Geraci, P. Baracca, and M. Magarini, “Uplink sounding reference signal coordination to combat pilot contamination in 5G massive MIMO,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Barcelona (Spain), Apr. 2018.
P. Baracca, A. Weber, T. Wild, and C. Grangeat, “A statistical approach for RF exposure compliance boundary assessment in massive MIMO systems,” in Proc. International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Bochum (Germany), Mar. 2018.
A. Nedelcu, F. Steiner, M. Staudacher, G. Kramer, W. Zirwas, R. Sivasiva Ganesan, P. Baracca, and S. Wesemann, “Quantized precoding for multi-antenna downlink channels with MAGIQ,” in Proc. International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Bochum (Germany), Mar. 2018.
Q. Liao, P. Baracca, D. Lopez-Perez, and L. Galati Giordano, “Resource scheduling for mixed traffic types with scalable TTI in dynamic TDD systems,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G Wireless Cellular Networks, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2016.
S. Gimenez, S. Roger, P. Baracca, D. Martín-Sacristán, J. F. Monserrat, V. Braun, and H. Halbauer, “Performance evaluation of analog beamforming with hardware impairments for mmW massive MIMO communication in an urban scenario,” MDPI Sensors, 16(10):1555, Sep. 2016.
M. Wu, D. Wübben, A. Dekorsy, P. Baracca, V. Braun, and H. Halbauer, “Hardware impairments in millimeter wave communications using OFDM and SC-FDE,” in Proc. Int. ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Munich (Germany), Mar. 2016.
P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, and N. Benvenuto, “A dynamic clustering algorithm for downlink CoMP systems with multiple antenna UEs,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2014:125, Aug. 2014.
P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Backhaul rate allocation in uplink SC-FDMA systems with multicell processing,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 1264-1273, Mar. 2014.
P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, and V. Braun, “A dynamic joint clustering scheduling algorithm for downlink CoMP systems with limited CSI,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Paris (France), Aug. 2012.
P. Baracca, N. Laurenti, and S. Tomasin, “Physical layer authentication over MIMO fading wiretap channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 2564-2573, Jul. 2012.
P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, L. Vangelista, N. Benvenuto, and A. Morello, “Per sub-block equalization of very long OFDM blocks in mobile communications,” IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 363-368, Feb. 2011.