Paolo Casari is an active researcher in the field of networked communications, including such aspects as channel modeling, network protocol design, localization, simulation, and experimental evaluations.
He was on leave at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, working on underwater communications and networks. He collaborated to several EU, EDA, as well as US ARO, ONR and NSF funded projects. He is currently the principal investigator of the NATO SPS project ThreatDetect, and the scientific coordinator of the EU H2020 RECAP and SYMBIOSIS projects. In 2015, he joined the IMDEA Networks Institute (Madrid, Spain) where he led the Ubiquitous Wireless Networks group. As of October 2019, he joined the faculty of the University of Trento, Italy. He regularly serves in the organizing committee of several international conferences, and is currently on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He received two best paper awards.