Michele Albano received his BSc degree in Physics in 2003, and his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science in 2004, 2006 and 2010 respectively, all of them from the University of Pisa, Italy.
He was visiting researcher at Universidad de Malaga (Spain) in 2007, at Stony Brook University (New York, USA) in 2009, and before being a researcher he worked as software engineer and wireless technology specialist in private companies in the period 2001-2006, and he founded an SME. In 2006 and 2007 he was involved in EU funded projects SMEPP and XtreemOs, and in the period 2010-2012 he held a post-doctoral researcher position at the Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal), where he worked on PEACE, C2POWER, GREEN-T, and ROMEO, acting as Technical Manager for GREEN-T and as Work Package Leader for ROMEO.
He is currently a Research Scientist in the CISTER Research group, involved in the ENCOURAGE EU project, Joint Undertaking of European Commission and National Funding Agencies.
He has co-authored more than 40 papers published on international journals and conference proceedings, and has published the book "Data Centric Storage in Wireless Sensor Networks: Advanced Techniques". His main research interests are in the areas of wireless sensor networks, energy saving in wireless communication, and peer-to-peer networks.