massimo franceschetti

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massimo franceschetti

Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of California at San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407 

La Jolla, CA, 92093-0407 


Phone: (858) 822-2284

Fax: (858)  534-2486


Research Interests

  • Communication Networks


Massimo Franceschetti is associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of California at San Diego. He received the Laurea degree, magna cum laude, in Computer Engineering from the University of Naples in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1999, and 2003. Before joining UCSD, he was a post-doctoral scholar at University of California at Berkeley for two years. 

Prof. Franceschetti was awarded the C. H. Wilts Prize in 2003 for best doctoral thesis in Electrical Engineering at Caltech; the S. A. Schelkunoff award in 2005 for best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation; an NSF CAREER award in 2006, an ONR Young Investigator award in 2007; and the IEEE Communications society best tutorial paper award in 2010. 


His research interests are in communication systems theory and include random networks, wave propagation in random media, wireless communication, and control over networks.


Participation & Positions:

Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/21 until 12/31/23)
Fellows Evaluation Committee (Member, 01/01/19 until 12/31/21)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communication Networks, 05/15/09 until 05/14/12)