Stefano Fortunati

Dr. Stefano Fortunati

Stefano Fortunati

Merckstr. 25
64283 Darmstadt

Office: S3|06 257

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Stefano graduated in Telecommunication Engineering and received the PhD at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2008 and 2012 respectively. In 2012, he joined the Department of “Ingegneria dell’Informazione” of the University of Pisa, where he is currently working as PostDoc researcher. From Sept. 2012 to Nov. 2012 and from Sept. 2013 to Nov. 2013, he was a visiting researcher at the CMRE NATO Research Center in La Spezia, Italy. He was in the organizing committee of the 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP2010), of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP2014) and of the 3rd International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa 2015).


Stefano’s professional interests encompasses different areas of the statistical signal processing: estimation and detection theory, non Gaussian signal detection and estimation, robust signal estimation and robust signal detection and performance bounds.

The current focus of Stefano’s research is on the generalization of the estimation and of the hypotheses testing theories in the presence of possible model misspecification. In particular, he is investigating the possibility to derive performance bounds, efficient estimators and detection algorithms when the statistical model used to characterize the data behavior may be misspecified.

During his period as visiting researcher at the Signal Processing Group at TU Darmstadt, he will work (in collaboration with Michael Fauß and Dominik Reinhard) on min-max robust hypothesis testing algorithms for parametric models.

Stefano is staying with the Signal Processing Group from April 5, 2017 until March 30, 2018.