Carlo Tripodi

  • Carlo Tripodi
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    email: carlo.tripodi[at]unipr.it
    tel: 0521 – 90 5378
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    Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione
    Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A
    43124 – Parma, Italy

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    Carlo Tripodi received “Laurea” degree (3-year program, equivalent to Bachelor) in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Parma, Italy in 2008, discussing a thesis with title “Wideband light sources for optical communications and their implementation in the simulator optilux” (in Italian), under the supervision of Prof. Armando Vannucci. He received “Laurea Magistrale” degree (3+2 program, equivalent to Master) in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Parma, Italy in 2012, discussing a thesis with title “Information rate analysis of phase-noise limited communications“, under the supervision of Prof. Riccardo Raheli.
    In 2013 he joined the Multimedia Laboratory (MultimediaLab) group as a PhD Student in Information Technologies.
    Since January 2013, he is a teaching assistant for both bachelor degree and master degree courses about digital and wireless communications and probability theory at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma.
    In 2013, he started working on the project “Reliable Power Line Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid”, in collaboration with Selta S.p.A., Cadeo (PC), Italy.
    From January 2016, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, working on the project “Analysis of Image Processing Algorithms for Automated Optical Positioning Systems”, in collaboration with Salvagnini S.p.A., Sarego (VI), Italy.
    From February 2016 he is an exam committee member at E-Campus University, Novedrate (CO), Italy.
    In March 2016 he received the title of PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, Italy, discussing a thesis with title “Adaptive signal processing for power line communications“, under the supervision of Prof. Riccardo Raheli and Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari.

    His primary research fields are digital communications and information theory, with particular interest for innovative coding and modulation formats in the field of wireless and power line communications and adaptive signal processing.

    He is an IEEE member and a GTTI member.

  • The research activity focuses on the design of efficient digital communication systems and accurate artificial vision algorithms.
    Application fields include:

    • Point-to-point modem design for power line communications;
    • Adaptive algorithms design for digital signal processing;
    • Channel codes design (LDPC codes and Polar Codes);
    • Communications over phase noise-impaired channels: information rate computations and receiver design;
    • Image matching algorithms for industrial automation.

  • 2016

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Pighi, R. Raheli

    Performance of LDPC Coded Modulations in Power Line Communications (Inproceeding)

    Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC), 2014 18th IEEE International Symposium on, IEEE, Bottrop, Germany, 2016.

    (Abstract | BibTeX)

    M. Martalò, C. Tripodi, R. Raheli

    A Simple Upper Bound on the Information Rate of the Phase Noise Channel (Article)

    Electronic Letters, 2016.

    (Abstract | BibTeX)

    2015

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Raheli

    Reliable Power Line Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid - Weight Reset Strategy: Analysis and Application to Variable Step size LMS (Techreport)

    University of Parma - Department of Information Engineering (Tech. Rep. for Selta - Conf. Doc. #5), 2015.

    (BibTeX)

    M. Martalò, A. Gervasi, C. Tripodi, R. Raheli

    Information Rate Analysis of the Oversampled Phase-Noise Channel (Inproceeding)

    Wireless Communication System (ISWCS), 2015 12th IEEE International Symposium on, IEEE, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2015.

    (Abstract | BibTeX)

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Raheli

    Reliable Power Line Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid - Multilevel LDPC Codes Performance and a Novel Weight Reset Strategy for the LMS Algorithm for Echo Cancellation (Techreport)

    University of Parma - Department of Information Engineering (Tech. Rep. for Selta - Conf. Doc. #4), 2015.

    (BibTeX)

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Pighi, R. Raheli

    A Novel Weight Reset Strategy for the LMS Algorithm Subject to Abrupt Channel Variations (Inproceeding)

    Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC), 2015 19th IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 131-136, IEEE, Austin, TX, USA, 2015.

    (Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

    2014

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Raheli

    Reliable Power Line Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid - Fixed-point Implementation and Uniform Weight Resetting LMS Algorithm for Echo Cancellation (Techreport)

    University of Parma - Department of Information Engineering (Tech. Rep. for Selta - Conf. Doc. #3), 2014.

    (BibTeX)

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Pighi, R. Raheli

    Echo Cancellation in a Power Line Modem in the Presence of Abrupt Channel Variations (Inproceeding)

    Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC), 2014 18th IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 208 - 213, IEEE, Glasgow, Scotland, 2014.

    (Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Raheli

    Reliable Power Line Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid - A Novel LMS-Based Algorithm and Echo Cancellation in Multicarrier Powerline Modem (Techreport)

    University of Parma - Department of Information Engineering (Tech. Rep. for Selta - Conf. Doc. #2), 2014.

    (BibTeX)

    2013

    C. Tripodi, G. Ferrari, R. Raheli

    Reliable Power Line Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid - Echo Cancellation in a Single Carrier Powerline Modem (Techreport)

    University of Parma - Department of Information Engineering (Tech. Rep. for Selta - Conf. Doc. #1), 2013.

    (BibTeX)

    M. Martalò, C. Tripodi, R. Raheli

    On the Information Rate of Phase Noise-Limited Communications (Inproceeding)

    Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), pp. 1 - 7, IEEE, San Diego, CA, USA, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4673-4648-1.

    (Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

  • Teaching Activity:

    • 2016
      - Teaching Assistant: Wireless Communications (Master Degree)
      - Teaching Assistant: Laboratorio di Segnali Digitali (Bachelor Degree)
      - Tutor: Teoria dei Segnali (Bachelor Degree)
    • 2015
      - Teaching Assistant: Wireless Communications (Master Degree)
      - Teaching Assistant: Sistemi e Comunicazioni Digitali + Laboratorio (Bachelor Degree)
      - Tutor: Teoria dei Segnali (Bachelor Degree)
    • 2014
      - Teaching Assistant: Wireless Communications (Master Degree)
      - Teaching Assistant: Trasmissione Numerica (Bachelor Degree)
      - Tutor: Teoria dei Segnali (Bachelor Degree)
    • 2013
      - Teaching Assistant: Wireless Communications (Master Degree)
      - Teaching Assistant: Trasmissione Numerica (Bachelor Degree)
      - Tutor: Teoria dei Segnali (Bachelor Degree)

     

    Educational Project:

    Design of Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems in Matlab, for digital transmission of multimedia contents, based on the use of RTL-SDR dongle receivers and Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA transmitters.

     

    Thesis Topics:

    • Bachelor Degree:
      - Design of digital communication systems by SDR: BER analysis, coded transmission implementation, different modulation formats performance analysis, audio and video transmission;
      - Image processing: classical algorithms performance analysis, modern algorithm experimentation.
    • Master Degree:
      - Communication over phase noise-impaired channel: information rate analysis, receiver design;
      - Analysis of wireless channel by SDR: channel estimation, advanced digital communication system design;
      - MIMO system design by SDR;
      - Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio receiver design by SDR.

     

     

    Supervised Students:

    • L. Tanzi, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica, Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Topic: “Image features extraction,” in Italian. Expected October 2016.
    • A. Tacca Dughetti, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica, Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Topic: “Design of Radio Data System (RDS) receiver by SDR,” in Italian. Expected October 2016.
    • G. Tagliaferri, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis title: “Smart Grid: tecnologie e sicurezza,” in Italian. March 2016.
    • M. Buffa, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica, Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis title: “Trasmissione di immagini digitali mediante radio definita via software (SDR),” in Italian. March 2016.
    • G. Piselli, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica, Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis title: “Analisi degli algoritmi di sincronizzazione nei sistemi di comunicazione radio digitali,” in Italian. December 2015.
    • C. Lasagni, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica, Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis title: “Analisi e simulazione di sistemi di comunicazione radio definiti da software ‘Software Defined Radio’, ” in Italian. July 2015.
    • G. Moro, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis title: “Tecniche di cancellazione dell’eco in sistemi di comunicazione multiportante,” in Italian. March 2015.
    • S. Remelli, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis title: “Analisi di prestazione di algoritmi adattativi a minima media quadratica a passo variabile,” in Italian. March 2015.