Giulio Colavolpe was born in Cosenza, Italy, in 1969. He received the Dr. Ing. degree in Telecommunications Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Pisa, in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, Italy, in 1998. Since 1997, he has been at the University of Parma, Italy, where he is now an Associate Professor of Telecommunications at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione (DII). In 2000, he was Visiting Scientist at the Institut Eurécom, Valbonne, France.
His research interests include the design of digital communication systems, adaptive signal processing (with particular emphasis on iterative detection techniques for channels with memory), channel coding and information theory. In particular, he is the principal investigator of several research projects funded by the European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC), by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), and by several international telecommunications companies.
He is currently serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and as an Executive Editor for European Transactions on Telecommunications. He served also as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for several international conferences. He served also as an Area Editor for "Signal processing for communications" for the "14th European Signal Processing Conference" (EUSIPCO 2006), Florence, Italy.
Giulio Colavolpe is a CNIT member and an IEEE Senior member.