Dr Francesco Renna

Francesco Renna

I am a Research Associate in the Applied Functional and Harmonic Analysis group at DAMTP.

Email: fr330@cam.ac.uk
Office: F2.07

Biography

Francesco Renna received his Laurea Specialistica Degree in telecommunication engineering and Ph.D. degree in information engineering, both from University of Padova, Italy, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Between 2007 and 2015 he held visiting researcher and postdoctoral appointments at Infineon Technology AG, Austria, Princeton University, USA, Georgia Institute of Technology (Lorraine Campus), France, Supélec, France, University of Porto, Portugal, Duke University, USA, and University College London, UK. Since 2016 he is a Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow at University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on high-dimensional information processing but also include physical layer security for multicarrier and multiantenna systems.

Publications

Journal Papers

  • F. Renna, L. Wang, X. Yuan, J. Yang, G. Reeves, R. Calderbank, L. Carin, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Classification and reconstruction of high-dimensional signals from low-dimensional features in the presence of side information, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 1-34, Nov. 2016
  • H. Reboredo, F. Renna, R. Calderbank, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Bounds on the Number of Measurements for Reliable Compressive Classification, IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 64, no. 22, pp. 5778-5793, Nov. 2016
  • J. Sokolić, F. Renna, R. Calderbank, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Mismatch in the classification of linear subspaces: Sufficient conditions for reliable classification, IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 3035-3050, Jun. 2016
  • M. Baldi, F. Chiaraluce, N. Laurenti, S. Tomasin, F. Renna, Secrecy transmission on parallel channels: Theoretical limits and performance of practical codes, IEEE Trans. Inf. Forensics Security, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1765-1769, Nov. 2014
  • F. Renna, R. Calderbank, L. Carin, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Reconstruction of signals drawn from a Gaussian mixture via noisy compressive measurements, IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 2265-2277, May 2014
  • F. Renna, M. Bloch, N. Laurenti, Semi-blind key agreement over MIMO fading channels, IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 620-627, Feb. 2013
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, H. V. Poor, Physical layer secrecy for OFDM transmissions over fading channels, IEEE Trans. Inf. Forensics Security, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1354-1367, Aug. 2012
  • F. Renna, S. Marsili, A Gaussian approximation of high-order distortion spectrum in broadband amplifiers, IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II, Exp. Briefs, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 700-704, Jul. 2008 

Conference Papers

  • M.-Y. Chen, F. Renna, M. R. D. Rodrigues, On the design of linear projections for compressive sensing with side information, in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Barcelona, Spain, Jul. 2016
  • F. Renna, J. Doyle, V. Giotsas, Y. Andreopulos, Query Processing for the internet-of-things: Coupling of device energy consumption and cloud infrastructure billing, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), Berlin, Germany, Apr. 2016
  • M.-Y. Chen, F. Renna, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Signal reconstruction in the presence of side information: THe impact of projection kernel design, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Shanghai, China, Mar. 2016
  • L. Wang, F. Renna, X. Yuan, M. R. D. Rodrigues, R. Calderbank, L. Carin, A general framework for reconstruction and classification from compressive measurements with side information, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Shanghai, China, Mar. 2016
  • J. Sokolić, F. Renna, R. Calderbank, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Mismatch in the classification of linear subspaces: Upper bound to the probability of error, in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Hong Kong, Jun. 2015
  • F. Renna, L. Wang, X. Yuan, J. Yang, G. Reeves, R. Calderbank, L. Carin, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Classification and reconstruction of compressed GMM signals with side information, in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Hong Kong, Jun. 2015
  • N. Laurenti, S. Tomasi, F. Renna, Resource allocation for secret transmissions on parallel Rayleigh channels, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Sidney, Australia, Jun. 2014
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, S. Tomasin, Achievable secrecy rates over MIMOME Gaussian channels with GMM signals in low-noise regime, in Proc. IEEE Global Wireless Summit (GSW), special session on Cutting Edge topics in physical layer Security and distributed Storage (aCcESS), Aalborg, Denmark, May 2014
  • F. Renna, R. Calderbank, L. Carin, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Reconstruction of Gaussian mixture models from compressive measurements: A phase transition view, in Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Austin, TX, p. 628, Dec. 2013
  • H. Reboredo, F. Renna, R. Calderbank, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Projections designs for compressive classification, in Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Austin, TX, pp. 1029-1032, Dec. 2013
  • H. Reboredo, F. Renna, R. Calderbank, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Compressive classification, in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 674-678, Jul. 2013
  • F. Renna, M. R. D. Rodrigues, M. Chen, R. Calderbank, L.~Carin, Compressive sensing for incoherent imaging systems with optical constraints, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 5484-5488, May 2013
  • M. Ara, H. Reboredo, F. Renna, M. R. D. Rodrigues, Power allocation strategies for OFDM Gaussian wiretap channels with a friendly jammer, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, pp. 3413-3417, Jun. 2013
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, S. Tomasin, M. Baldi, N. Maturo, M. Bianchi, F. Chiaraluce, M. Bloch, Low-power secret-key agreement over OFDM, in Proc. 2nd ACM Workshop on Hot Topics on Wireless Network Security and Privacy (HotWiSec), Budapest, Hungary, pp. 43-48, Apr. 2013
  • M. Canale, D. Bacco, S. Calimani, F. Renna, N. Laurenti, G. Vallone, P. Villoresi, A prototype of a free-space QKD scheme based on the B92 protocol, in Proc. 4th International Symposium on Applied Science in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1-5, Oct. 2011 (Invited paper)
  • M. Canale, D. Bacco, S. Calimani, F. Renna, N. Laurenti, G. Vallone, P. Villoresi, Performance analysis of a low-cost, low-complexity, free-space QKD scheme based on the B92 protocol, poster presentation at First Annual Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCRYPT), Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 2011
  • M. Canale, F. Renna, N. Laurenti, QKD secrecy for privacy amplification matrices with selective individual attacks, poster presentation at First Annual Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCRYPT), Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 2011
  • F. Renna, M. Bloch, N. Laurenti, Semi-blind key agreement over MIMO fading channels, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1-6, Jun. 2011
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, Y.-C. Hu, The jamming game in an OFDM setting, in  Proc. 4th International ICST Workshop on Game Theory in Communication Networks (Gamecomm), Cachan, France, pp. 496-505, May 2011
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, H. V. Poor, Achievable secrecy rates for wiretap OFDM with QAM constellations, in Proc. 1st International ICST Workshop on Secure Wireless Networks (Securenets), Cachan, France, pp. 679-686, May 2011 (Invited paper)
  • F. Renna, M. Bloch, N. Laurenti, Semi-blind key agreement over MIMO quasi-static channels, in Proc. Joint Newcom++/COST 2100 Workshop on Wireless Communications (JNCW), Paris, France, pp. 1-6, Mar. 2011
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, H. V. Poor, High-SNR secrecy rates with OFDM signaling over fading channels, in Proc. 21st IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 2692-2697, Sep. 2010 (Invited paper)
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, H. V. Poor, Physical layer secrecy for OFDM systems, in Proc. IEEE European Wireless Conference, Lucca, Italy, pp. 782-789, Apr. 2010
  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, T. Erseghe, Time synchronization for OFDM systems in very dispersive channels, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 545-550, Sep. 2009
  • T. Erseghe, F.~Renna, On Schmidl-Cox-like frequency estimation applied to UWB Impulse Radio systems, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 693-697, Sep. 2009
  • N. Laurenti, F. Renna, Estimation of carrier and sampling frequency offset for Ultra Wide Band multiband OFDM systems, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB), Hannover, Germany, pp. 49-54, Sep. 2008
  • F. Renna, S. Marsili, A tool for the fast distortion evaluation of non linear amplifiers in broadband transmission systems, in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seattle, WA, pp. 1516-1519, May 2008

Book chapters

  • F. Renna, N. Laurenti, S. Tomasin, MIMOME Gaussian Channels with GMM Signals in High-SNR Regime: Fundamental Limits and Tradeoffs, chapter in book Physical and Data-Link Security Techniques for Future Communication Systems, Springer; Marco Baldi and Stefano Tomasin Editors. Springer 2016
  • M. R. D. Rodrigues, M. Nokleby, F. Renna, R. Calderbank, Compressive Classification: Where Wireless Communications Meets Machine Learning, chapter in book Compressed Sensing and Its Applications, Springer; Holger Boche, Robert Calderbank, Gitta Kutyniok and Jan Vybiral  Editors. Springer 2015