Alessio Zappone received his Master degree in Telecommunication Engineering and his and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. In 2009 he spent a semester at the Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany, as a visiting Ph.D. student. In 2011/2012 he worked with Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), in the framework of the EU FP7 project TREND. From 2012 to 2016 he has been the principal investigator of the project CEMRIN, carried out at the Chair of Communication Theory of the Technische Universitaet Dresden, and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2014 he was the recipient of a Newcom# mobility grant. In 2017 he has been the recipient of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship grant BESMART, to be carried out at the Large Networks and Systems Group, CentraleSupeléc, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
His research interests lie in the area of communication theory and signal processing, with main focus on optimization techniques for resource allocation and energy efficiency. Alessio serves as associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and has served as associate editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (Special Issue on Energy-Efficient Techniques for 5G Wireless Communication Systems). He is the first author of the monograph “Energy efficiency in wireless networks via fractional programming theory”, appeared in the 2015 issue of Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory. He is an IEEE Senior Member and a 2017 exemplary reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Communications.