Short Bio

Chiara Buratti received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2003. On May 2009 she received the Ph.D. degree in Electronics, Computer Science and Systems at the University of Bologna.

Since 2011 she is Research Associate at the University of Bologna where she joined the Dipartimento dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione - Gugliemo Marcon (DEI).

She won the 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award, provided by Intel, Oregon, USA.

She won the award for the 2010 National GTTI Best Ph.D Thesis.

She was a co-recipient of a Best paper award (with Dr. Alberto Zanella) at the IEEE ICUMT Conference (S. Petersburg, Oct. 2009).

Invited Professor at CNRS Limos Laboratory, in Clermont-Ferrand, Sept. 2012.

Responsible of the EuWIn@UniBO Laboratory on the Internet of Things.

Co-Chair of the Experimental Working Group (EWG) on Internet of Things of COST Action CA15104.

Her research activity is performed within Radio Networks, at DEI.


She is instructor for the course on Wireless Sensor Networks M at M. Sc. Telecommunications Engineering (CN2S), at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna. From 2005 to 2008 she was teacher assistant of  a basic course on Telecommunications at the Laurea in Management Engineering in Bologna. She was tutorial speaker for the COST2100 / CONET / NEWCOM++ Training School on "Cooperating Objects and WSNs", and at the WiserBAN Summer School in Bologna, 2012.


Her research activity is mainly related to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Main topics investigated are Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols, topology design and connectivity issues. Particular attention was devoted to the study of the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC protocol, through simulation and analytically. For this standard a new mathematical model for the performance evaluation of the MAC protocol was developed. Other fields of interest are: Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Virtual MIMO systems and Wireless Body Area Networks.

She published more than 70 research papers, mostly on IEEE journals or conferences.


Since 2004, she has collaborated to some European Projects, such as NEWCOM, the Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications funded by the EC within the FP6, CRUISE, another Network of Excellence, funded by the EC within FP6, related to Wireless Sensor Networks, and NEWCOM++, the follow up of NEWCOM, funded within the FP7. Since 2009 she is involved in the Artemis project eDIANA, being Leader of the Task devoted to the definition of topology and communication protocols. Since September 2010 she is involved in a FP7 IP Project, WiserBAN, being the Dissemination Manager, the Leader of the WP dealing with dissemination, exploitation and training and of two Tasks dealing with the design, evaluation and implemenattion of MAC/PHY protocols. In this framework she is organizing a WiserBAN Workshop and a WiserBAN Summer School.


She is member of IEEE. She acts as TPC member of  different IEEE conferences.