Andrea Trucco was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1970. He received the Laurea (M.Sc.) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa in June 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE) of the same university in June 1998.
In 1999, he was appointed Assistant Professor at DIBE; in 2005 he was appointed Associate Professor. He is presently in charge of some courses (Electrical Communications, Array Signal Processing) in the signal processing and telecommunications field, cooperating with special emphasis in the M.Sc. Program in Multimedia Signal Processing and Telecommunication Networks. He is also in charge of some teaching activities about Underwater Acoustics and Seafloor Mapping Systems, in the context of a few Master courses jointly organized with the Italian Navy.
He is the responsible for the research activities in the A3US (Acoustics, Antenna Arrays, and Underwater Signals) LAB of the Signal Processing and Telecommunications Group at DIBE.
Since November 2008, he is Vice-Director of the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE) of the University of Genoa.
He is also Vice-Director of the Interuniversity Centre of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME).
His main research interests include (for deeper details click here):
- array synthesis,
- coherent and non-coherent algorithms for array-based imaging,
- array signal processing,
- sonar systems and underwater signal processing,
- ultrasound medical imaging and signal processing,
- microphone arrays,
- acoustic image improvement, analysis, and 3D reconstruction
- simulation methodologies.
Prof. Trucco is the coordinator of the scientific activities related to several research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the National Research Council (CNR), other national agencies, and many important industrial companies. He has been appointed Inventor some international patents about ultrasound medical imaging.
He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, he is a referee for important international journals, he serves on the scientific committee of several international conferences, and he was a Guest Editor of a special issue of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition journal. Prof. Trucco is author and co-author of about 60 papers on international scientific journals and many other scientific publications.
From 1987 to 1990, Prof. Andrea Trucco was three times a finalist for the Philips Awards for European Young Scientists, and ranked third twice. In 1995, he won the Student Paper Competition organized by the 9th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology; in 1997, he won the Student Paper Competition organized by the MTS/IEEE Oceans’97 International Conference.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of AEIT and IAPR.