Luigi Fratta graduated in 1966 in EE from Politecnico di Milano where he has been Professor until 2012. While Professor at Politecnico di Milano he held several positions as Visiting Professor and Scientist in several Universities: UCLA, University of Hawaii, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Imperial College, UK, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, IBM San Josè Research Laboratory, Bell Communication Research, Morristown, NEC Network Research Lab, Japan. He has been consulting with major Telecom Companies: SIEMENS, ITALTEL, ALCATEL, and VODAFONE.
He served as Technical program Chair at INFOCOM ’92 and a number of other conferences including IEEE LAN MAN Workshop, PIRMC’96, MMT’99, and NETWORKING 2009. He is member of the Steering Committee of: MEDHOCNET, ITC, and IEEE INFOCOM. Fratta served on the editorial board of several journals including Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Photonic Network Communications and he was Co-Guest Editor for special issues on IEEE JSAC 1991 and Journal of Communications and Networking 2000. He is author of 150+ refereed papers and holds 5 patents. From 1982 to 2012 he led several national and European funded research projects. Fratta is IEEE Fellow (1998) and IEEE Life Fellow (2009).