Modern Scientists: Funding Hunters

27 April 2023
Start time 
1:30 pm
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
Room A110
Doctoral Programme in Information Engineering and Computer Science (IECS)
Target audience: 
University community
Free – Registration required
Registration deadline: 
26 April 2023, 13:00
Riccardo Bassoli, Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden)


How has the role of science/scientists changed by now? What is required to be a successful scientist today? The talk will try to highlight the main role and the implications that funding plays in a scientific career. This will also include the different possibilities of funding and the importance of collaborations between the scientific and the industrial community (different considerations will be done according to the size of the companies). Since interdisciplinarity is pivotal in contemporary science, the talk will not only be limited to engineers/computer scientists but can also be of interest for students of natural sciences and humanities.

About the speaker

Riccardo Bassoli is a Juniorprofessur (US Assistant Professor, UK Lecturer) at the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks and head of the Quantum Communication Networks research group, at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Technische Universität Dresden. He is member of the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-loop (CeTI)", in Dresden. He is also member of the EU Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) and of the EU flagships for 6G Hexa-X and Hexa-X II. He is principal investigator in the 6G-life research hub of Germany.
He got his Ph.D. from 5G Innovation Centre at University of Surrey (UK), in 2016. He was also a Marie Curie ESR at the Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal) and visiting researcher at Airbus Defence and Space (France). Between 2016 and 2019, he was postdoctoral researcher at Università di Trento (Italy). He is IEEE and ComSoc member, and part of the Glue Technologies for Space Systems Technical Panel of IEEE AESS. He is co-founder and member of the association "SIGN - Scienziati Italiani in Germania Network