Andrea Trucco received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Since 1999, he has been with the University of Genoa where he is, since 2005, an Associate Professor with the Dept. of Naval, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (DITEN). His interests are in the areas of signal processing and acoustics with applications to acoustical imaging, acoustic image processing, sonar systems, underwater communications, medical ultrasound, microphone arrays, hearing aids.
He has been Vice-Director of the Dept. of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE), at the University of Genoa, from 2008 to 2011, and he is currently Vice-Director of the Italian Interuniversity Centre of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME). In 2011, he started a collaboration with the Dept. of Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS) at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) where he is currently Senior Researcher.
He has been principal investigator in many research projects, funded by the European Union, several national agencies and many industrial companies. 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 author of more than 170 scientific papers (65 of which published in international journals) and is appointed inventor in 7 international patents.
He won, in 1995, the Student Paper Competition organized by the 9th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology, and in 1997, the Student Paper Competition organized by the MTS/IEEE Oceans’97 International Conference. He is a senior member of IEEE (S’93–A’99–SM’03) and a member of IAPR.