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Dott. Mag. Lorenzo Zaniboni

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Communications Engineering (Prof. Kramer)

Postal address

Theresienstr. 90
80333 München


I received my B.Sc in Computer Science, Electronic And Communication Engineering, and M.Sc. in Communication Engineering at the University of Parma in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Under the supervision of Prof. Alessandro Ugolini and Prof. Giulio Colavolpe, I presented my Master Thesis titled "Constellation Design for Non-linear Channels", focusing on the performances of some constellation design for modulation, in particular the spiral constellation.

From Febraury 2021 to August 2021, I received a Research Fellow Scholarship from National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) for the topic "Design of Multicarrier Modulation Formats for 5G Systems".

Under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Kramer, I am currently conducting research on 6G Wireless Communication models, in particular using Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS), and Information Theory.



Available Theses

Theses in Progress

Analysis and Integration of Measurement Data for Radio Direction Finding


The Student is working on direction measurements for Radar communications. The scenario considered is a bi-static scenario in which a signal from a static vehicle is collected from a fixed antenna. From this radar communication, the student has to analyze the DoA estimation and try to find techniques in order to improve it.


Lorenzo Zaniboni - (Rohde & Schwarz)

Hierarchical Posterior Matching: An Overall Study

Posterior Matching, Feedback, RadCom


The student has to read and understand the paper [1] and present a report in which he/she explains the main elements of the approach. The student has also to go into details about possible applications of the proposed approach.

If it is possible, try to find out alternative approaches with the respect of the proposed one and try to make a theoretical comparison.


[1] S. Chiu, N. Ronquillo and T. Javidi, "Active Learning and CSI Acquisition for mmWave Initial Alignment," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 2474-2489, Nov. 2019, doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2019.2933967.


Channel Estimation in TDD Cell-free Scenario using OTFS Modulation


The main aim of the thesis is to make a comparison between different multicarrier modulations, in particular OFDM and OTFS, inside a wireless system.

The considered wireless system consists in a Delay-Doppler channel, which is typical in vehicular communications. A Hybrid IRS is considered in order to be able to achieve Integrated Sensing and Communications.



Lorenzo Zaniboni, Mohammad Mahdi Mahvari Habibabadi

Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces: An Useful Technology or Hype?

Wireless Communication, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, Integrated Sensing and Communication


Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS) are becoming a hot topic for Communications [1]. Many people are working on them to apply them in different fields, such as V2X scenarios or secure wireless communications [2].

IRSs are being proven as a promising technology for the so-called Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC) proposed for 6G [3]. Some authors have already studied the use of those devices for indoor and outdoor scenarios [4].

The student has to do a critical review of the literature and find the advantages and the back draws of the topic, trying to give an answer to the question given in the title. The student is also encouraged to find other useful literature by himself/herself.


[1] Ö. Özdogan, E. Björnson and E. G. Larsson, "Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces: Physics, Propagation, and Pathloss Modeling," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 581-585, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/LWC.2019.2960779.

[2] M. Cui, G. Zhang and R. Zhang, "Secure Wireless Communication via Intelligent Reflecting Surface," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 1410-1414, Oct. 2019, doi: 10.1109/LWC.2019.2919685. 

[3] A. Liu et al., "A Survey on Fundamental Limits of Integrated Sensing and Communication," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 994-1034, Secondquarter 2022, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2022.3149272.  

[4] J. He, H. Wymeersch, T. Sanguanpuak, O. Silven and M. Juntti, "Adaptive Beamforming Design for mmWave RIS-Aided Joint Localization and Communication," 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW), 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WCNCW48565.2020.9124848.




  • Muhr, Florian; Zaniboni, Lorenzo; Dehkordi, Saeid K.; Pedraza, Fernando; Caire, Giuseppe: Beam Alignment with an Intelligent Reflecting Surface for Integrated Sensing and Communication. 2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops), IEEE, 2023 more…