I am an electronic engineer and I got a PhD in electronic and computer engineering,
my major skills concern digital signal processing systems for radio astronomy, specifically the ones based on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array).
I am the INAF project manager for the design of the digital correlators for the SKA-mid precursor MeerKAT+ as well as for the CHORD (Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio-transient Detector) array.
I am the INAF chair of the SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) project at the three INAF telescopes (SRT, Medicina, Noto) with particular emphasis on the participation of SRT in the Breakthrough Listen Program.
I am professor of "Laboratory of Radio Astronomy" at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Cagliari (Italy).