Maurizio Dècina

Professor of Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)

Maurizio Dècina is Professor of Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), Department of Electronics and Information.

He began his career 45 years ago at the SIP/Telecom Italia Headquarters in Rome, while in 1976 he joined the University of Rome. From 1983 to 1987 he was the executive Director of R&D of Italtel in Milan. In 1988 he joined the Politecnico di Milano, where he was the founder and Director of the CEFRIEL research and education consortium until 2003. In the early 80s and 90s he worked also as a scientific consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois, USA. Prof. Dècina was President of the Ugo Bordoni research Foundation in Rome for the years 2007-2008.

Prof. Dècina was the President of the IEEE Communications Society for the years 1994-1995.

In 1986 he was appointed Fellow of IEEE for technical contributions to voice/data packet switching, in 1997 he received the IEEE Award in International Communications, in 2000 the IEEE Third Millennium Medal Award, and in year 2008 he received the IEEE ComSoc/KICS Exemplary Global Service Award.

Prof. Dècina was a non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of several information and communication technology companies; such as: Telecom Italia, Italtel, and Tiscali. He was also he founder of some start-ups, such as: ICT Consulting and Securmatics.

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