Leonardo Maccari

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University of Trento



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Leonardo Maccari is an assistant professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento (Italy). He received a Master and a Ph.D in Computer Science Engineering, he is an IEEE member, an ACM member and a member of the Association for Progressive Communication (APC).

His research focuses on the protocols, the privacy, the applications and the social aspects related to distributed wireless networks, with particular interest to large mesh networks, such as Community Networks. Leonardo has more than 50 publications and patents on the subject and is the WP technical coordinator of the H2020 project netcommons.eu.

Technical research is not his only focus, he co-authored a chapter of the report from the 2016 United Nation Internet Governance Forum on Community Connectivity, he was invited to give a talk to the European Parliament and to UNESCO on the importance of Community Networks.
He is also a practitioner, as the founder of the ninux CN in the city of Florence.