Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab


Paolo Testolina received the B.Sc. in Information Engineering in 2016 and the M.Sc. with Honors in Telecommunication Engineering in 2018 from the University of Padova. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Information Engineering at the same university. His research focuses mainly on mmWave networks, from channel modeling to link layer simulation, traffic modeling, and vehicular networks.

Research Interests

  • 5G/6G wireless networks

  • Spectrum sharing and active/passive user coexistence

  • mmWave and terahertz mobile networks

  • Vehicular networks for autonomous driving


Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • M. Lecci, P. Testolina, M. Giordani, M. Polese, T. Ropitault, C. Gentile, N. Varshney, A. Bodi, M. Zorzi, "Simplified Ray Tracing for the Millimeter Wave Channel: A Performance Evaluation", in Proceedings of the Workshop on Information Theory and Applications (ITA), San Diego, CA, USA, February 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Testolina, M. Lecci, M. Polese, M Giordani, M Zorzi, "Scalable and Accurate Modeling of the Millimeter Wave Channel", in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Big Island, HI, February 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • A. Varischio, F. Mandruzzato, M. Bullo, M. Giordani, P. Testolina and M. Zorzi, "Hybrid Point Cloud Semantic Compression for Automotive Sensors: A Performance Evaluation", in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2021), 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • V. Rossi, P. Testolina, M. Giordani and M. Zorzi, "On the Role of Sensor Fusion for Object Detection in Future Vehicular Networks", in Proc. of the Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit), 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • M. Lecci, P. Testolina, M. Rebato, A. Testolin and M. Zorzi, "Machine Learning-Aided Design Of Thinned Antenna Arrays For Optimized Network Level Performance", in Proc. of the 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Testolina, M. Lecci, M. Rebato, A. Testolin, J. Gambini, C. Mazzucco and M. Zorzi, "Enabling Simulation-Based Optimization through Machine Learning: A Case Study on Antenna Design", in Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • F. Nardo, D. Peressoni, P. Testolina, M. Giordani, and A. Zanella, "Point cloud compression for efficient data broadcasting: A performance comparison", in Proc. of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2022. [pdf] [bibtex]

Articles in Journals

  • M. Lecci, P. Testolina, M. Polese, M. Giordani, and M. Zorzi, "Accuracy vs. Complexity for mmWave Ray-Tracing: A Full Stack Perspective", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2021 (Early Access). [pdf] [bibtex]