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Massimiliano Laddomada, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino


Massimiliano Laddomada, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma, received a Ph.D. in Communications and Electronics Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2003. Prior to joining UW in 2017, he was an associate professor and department chair of electrical engineering at Texas A&M University-Texarkana (assistant professor from 2008 to 2010); he worked as a visiting assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino in 2003-2008, as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles, as a senior engineer at Technoconcepts, Inc., Los Angeles in 2000-2001, and as an consultant for Euroconcepts from 2001 to 2008.

His main areas of research are analog and digital signal processing and wireless communications, especially modulation and coding, including turbo codes and, more recently, Biochemical signal processing for molecular communications.

He has co-authored the textbook “Elaborazione Numerica dei Segnali” (Digital Signal Processing) published by Pearson-Prentice Hall in 2007, and published more than 70 articles, including 44 peer-reviewed journal papers. He serves regularly as a member of the technical program committee of international conferences in the fields of wireless communications and signal processing. He has served as a member of many technical program committees, and as lead guest editor of the special issues "Spectrum Sharing and Sensing for Future Broadband Networks: The Cognitive Radio Technology" and “Iterative Decoding and Cross-Layering Techniques for Multimedia Broadcasting and Communications” for the International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, and "Advanced Techniques on Multirate Signal Processing for Digital Information Processing" for IET Signal Processing. He was a contributor of the book Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting Standards: Technology and Practice edited by Springer.

He has supervised more than 30 students, including undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students. Two of his undergraduate students were awarded second place for undergraduate research at the 12th Texas A&M Pathways Student Research Symposium with the work “A Crosstalk-Based Linear Filter Design in Biochemical Signal Transduction Pathways.” 

His research contributions on joint decoding of correlated sources were awarded the “Zucca Award for Innovation in Information Technology” from the Chamber of Commerce of Turin in 2003, and the best paper award at the international conference SPACOMM in 2009. During his tenure at Texas A&M-T, he received the Scholar of the year award in 2014 and 2015 for his research contributions on Biochemical Signal Processing for Molecular Communications.

A former associate editor of IEEE Transactions on circuits and systems I: regular papers and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Dr. Laddomada is currently an editor for the International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an ABET IDEAL Scholar.