Expertise: Error correcting codes for reliable and secure transmissions
Prof. Chiaraluce is working, since a long time, on error correcting codes for improving the reliability of digital transmissions. He has provided original contributions on the design and performance evaluation of classic block codes, parallel concatenated convolutional codes and product turbo codes. On these topics, he has co-operated with the European Space Agency (ESA), in regard to the applicability of such schemes for space missions and their inclusion in international standards. At present, his focus is on Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC ) codes that are also used for encryption and authentication purposes, within solutions that are potentially able to resist the advent of quantum computers, and are therefore prone for future secure implementations. In particular, his group has proposed a variant of the so called McEliece cryptosystem, based on LDPC codes, that has been proven to overcome some drawbacks of the original proposal. A minor, though not less important, activity regards error detecting codes. On the security topics, he also provided several contributions regarding theory and practical solutions for physical layer security.
Franco Chiaraluce received his Laurea Degree in Electronics Engineering (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Ancona in 1985. Since 1987 he was with the University of Ancona (now Polytechnical University of Marche) and at present he is a Full Professor within the scientific sector ING-INF/03 (Telecommunications). At the Polytechnical University of Marche, he is the teacher for the courses of “Signals Theory”, (Laurea in Electronics Engineering), “Telecommunications”, (Laurea in Electronics Engineering), and “Digital Communications” (Laurea Magistrale in Electronics Engineering). His scientific activity has concerned several aspects of the telecommunication area, with special emphasis on: microwave and optical systems, sensor networks, digital transmission techniques, channel coding, source coding and cryptography. At present, his research interests are focused on the study of Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC), cryptography, and physical layer security. He is co-author of more than 300 technical papers, two books and three patents.