Luca Canzian homepage

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Birmingham, UK

Short Bio

Luca Canzian received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2005, 2007, and 2013, respectively. From 2007 to 2009 he worked in Venice, Italy, as an R&D Engineer at Tecnomare, a company providing design and engineering services for the oil industry. From September 2011 to March 2012 he was on leave at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). From January 2013 to April 2014 he was Postdoc at the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, under the supervision of Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar. Since April 2014, he has been a PostDoc at the Computer Science Department at University of Birmingham, under the supervision of Prof. Mirco Musolesi. He is currently a co-investigator of the EPSRC funded project Trajectories of Depression: Investigating the Correlation between Human Mobility Patterns and Mental Health Problems by means of Smartphones.

Research Interests

  • Mobile sensing systems.
  • Data mining and stream mining techniques for Big Data.
  • Online learning in distributed environments.
  • Strategic network formation to model bacterial social behavior.
  • Game theory and mechanism design in distributed multi-agent systems.
  • Education

  • 04/2014 - Present
  • 01/2013 - 04/2014
  • 01/2010 - 12/2012
  • 09/2005 - 07/2007
    • M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
    • Graduated with Honor
    • Thesis: "Single acknowledgement system for Bluetooth multicast" [link]
    • Advisor: Prof. Tomaso Erseghe
  • 09/2002 - 09/2005
    • B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
    • Graduated with Honor
  • Publications

    Journals Published:

  • L. Canzian and M. van der Schaar, "Real-time stream mining: online knowledge extraction using classifier networks," to appear in IEEE Network Magazine - Special Issue on Networking for Big Data. [link]
  • G. Quer, F. Librino, L. Canzian, L. Badia, and M. Zorzi, "Inter-Network Cooperation exploiting Game Theory and Bayesian Networks," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 61, no. 10, 2013. [link]
  • L. Canzian, Y. Xiao, W. Zame, M. Zorzi, and M. van der Schaar, "Intervention with Private Information, Imperfect Monitoring and Costly Communication," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 61, no. 8, 2013. [link]
  • L. Canzian, Y. Xiao, W. Zame, M. Zorzi, and M. van der Schaar, "Intervention with Complete and Incomplete Information: Application to Flow Control," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 61, no. 8, 2013. [link]
  • L. Canzian, L. Badia, and M. Zorzi, "Promoting Cooperation in Wireless Relay Networks through Stackelberg Dynamic Scheduling," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 61, no. 2, 2013. [link]
  • Conferences Published:

  • C. Tekin, L. Canzian, and M. van der Schaar, "Context-Adaptive Big Data Stream Mining," in Proc. of Allerton, Monticello, USA, Oct. 1-3, 2014. [link]
  • L. Canzian and M. van der Schaar, "A Network of Cooperative Learners for Data-Driven Stream Mining," in Proc. of ICASSP 2014, Florence, Italy, May. 4-9, 2014. [link]
  • L. Canzian, Y. Xiao, M. Zorzi, and M. van der Schaar, "Game Theoretic Design of MAC Protocols: Pricing and Intervention in Slotted-Aloha," in Proc. of Allerton, Monticello, USA, Oct. 2-4, 2013. [link]
  • G. Quer, F. Librino, L. Canzian, L. Badia, and M. Zorzi, "Using Game Theory and Bayesian Networks to Optimize Cooperation in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks," in Proc IEEE ICC, Ottawa, Canada, Jun. 10-15, 2012. [link]
  • L. Canzian, L. Badia, and M. Zorzi, "Relaying in Wireless Networks Modeled through Cooperative Game Theory," in Proc. IEEE CAMAD, Kyoto, Japan, June 10-11, 2011. [link]
  • O. Pozzobon, L. Canzian, A. Dalla Chiara, and M. Danieletto, "Anti-Spoofing and open GNSS Signal Authentication with Signal Authentication Sequences," in Proc. NAVITEC, Noordwijk, Dec. 8-10, 2010. [link]
  • L. Canzian, A. Zanella, and M. Zorzi, "Overlapped NACKs: Improving Multicast Performance in Multi-access Wireless Networks," in Proc. IEEE PerGroup, Miami, USA, Dec. 6, 2010. [link]
  • L. Anchora, L. Badia, L. Canzian, and M. Zorzi, "A Characterization of Resource Allocation in LTE Systems Aimed at Game Theoretical Approaches," in Proc. IEEE CAMAD, Miami, USA, Dec. 3-4, 2010. [link]
  • Submitted Manuscripts:

  • L. Canzian and M. van der Schaar, "Timely Event Detection by Networked Learners," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
  • L. Canzian, Y. Zhang, and M. van der Schaar, "Ensemble of Distributed Learners for Online Classification of Dynamic Data Streams," submitted to EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.
  • L. Canzian, U. Demiryurek, and M. van der Schaar, "Collision Detection by Networked Sensors," submitted to IEEE Trans. Mobile Comput.
  • L. Canzian, M. Zorzi, and M. van der Schaar, "Game Theoretic Design of MAC Protocols: Pricing versus Intervention," submitted to IEEE Trans. Commun.
  • L. Canzian, K. Zhao, G. C. L. Wong, and M. van der Schaar, "A Dynamic Network Formation Model for Understanding Bacterial Self-Organization Into Micro-Colonies," submitted to IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. - Special issue on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Series.
  • L. Canzian, K. Zhao, G. C. L. Wong, and M. van der Schaar, "How Bacteria Form Micro-Colonies: A Network Formation Game Model," submitted to IEEE ICC.
  • Awards

  • Isabella Sassi Bonadonna Research Scholarship, 2013
  • GTTI PhD Awards in ICT, Best Italian PhD Thesis in Electrical Engineering, 2013
  • GINI Research Scholarship, 2011
  • Isabella Sassi Bonadonna Research Scholarship Finalist, 2011
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Student Travel Grant, 2010
  • San Giorgio and Valle Agno Best Students Scholarship, 2007
  • San Giorgio and Valle Agno Best Students Scholarship, 2005
  • San Giorgio and Valle Agno Best Students Scholarship, 2004
  • Student Scholarship, University of Padova, 2003