Silvano Pupolin (S67, M71, SM83), received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1970. Since then he joined the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, where currently is Full Professor of Electrical Communications. He was Chairman of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering (1990-1994), Chairman of the PhD Course in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (1991-1997), (2003-2004) and Director of the PhD School in Information Engineering (2004-2007). Chairman of the board of PhD School Directors of the University of Padua (2005-2007), Member of the programming and development committee of the University of Padua (1997-2002), Member of Scientific Committee of the University of Padua (1996-2001), Member of the budget Committee of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padua (2003-2009), Member of the Board of Governor of CNIT "Italian National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications” (1996-1999), (2004-2007), Director of CNIT (2008-2010), General Chair of the 9-th, 10-th and 18-th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications devoted to "Broadband Wireless Communications”, "Multimedia Communications” and "Wireless Communications”, respectively, General Chair of the 7th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'04).
He spent the summer of 1985 at AT&T Bell Laboratories on leave from the University of Padua, doing research on Digital Radio Systems.
He was Principal investigator for national research projects entitled "Variable bit rate mobile radio communication systems for multimedia applications" (1997-1998), "OFDM Systems with Applications to WLAN Networks" (2000-2002), and "MC-CDMA: an air interface for the 4th generation of wireless systems" (2002-2003). Also, he was Task leader in the FIRB PRIMO Research Project "Reconfigurable platforms for broadband mobile communications” (2003-2006).