Marco Papaleo was born in Soverato, Italy, in 1981. He received his B.S. and M.Sc. degrees (summa cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Bologna, Italy, in 2003 and in 2006, respectively. From January 2006, he joined the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies "Ercole De Castro" (ARCES) at the University of Bologna, where he started his Ph.D. studies in 2007.
In 2006 he was a visiting affiliate student at the University College of London (UCL), London. In summer 2008 he was a visiting PhD student at the Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), in Munich, Germany, where he was involved in the design and analysis of LDPC convolutional codes. In 2009 he was a visting graduate student at Center for Magnetic Recording Research of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), under the supervision of Prof. Jack K. Wolf and Prof. Paul H. Siegel.
His research activities are mainly focused on the next generation wireless telecommunication systems, both the terrestrial and the satellite networks. In particular, his interests include design and performance evaluation of error control coding with emphasis on packet level coding.