Welcome to the home page of the MANTA Research Lab

Our Mission

MANTA is the the Mobile Adaptive and pervasive NeTwork communicAtions research lab of the University of Trento. The lab is located at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, and is led by Professors Paolo Casari and Michele Segata.

Our research focus is on communication systems and technologies for future intelligent applications, which include cooperative autonomy on land (e.g., driving) and in water (e.g., for autonomous underwater vessels), intelligent transportation systems, real-time communications and interactions, as well as enabling network-based services such as localization and network function placement.

In particular, we work on future 5G/6G cellular networks, vehicle-to-vehicle communication technologies such IEEE 802.11p, mmWave networks, underwater communications, and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, to name a few. Please visit our publications page to read on our research work.

Working with us

Are you a talented student interested in working with us on our research topics? We always welcome expressions of interest from excellent PhD candidates.
Please email your CV, a short motivation letter, and a brief research proposal to the group heads
Paolo Casari and Michele Segata.
We will process all submissions and get back to you if your profile matches our upcoming openings.

Currently open positions:


30 Apr. 2024: Anish Shastri successfully defended his PhD thesis
22 Apr. 2024: Two papers accepted at IEEE VNC 2024
18 Apr. 2024: PRECODE project proposal has received funding!
18 Apr. 2024: EMBRACE project proposal funded!
18 Apr. 2024: Our article on RIS for cooperative driving accepted for publication in Elsevier Computer Networks
02 Apr. 2024: Our paper “An IEEE 802.11a/g/p OFDM Receiver for GNU Radio” is being considered for the 2024 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award.
01 Feb. 2024: 6thSense officially started - and hiring!
25 Oct. 2023: We are hiring a PostDoc researcher for our PRIN project SELF4COOP!
21 Aug. 2023: Dr. Michele Segata has been elevated to IEEE Senior Member. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.
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