Francesco Lisi received his Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Florence in 2019 and his Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2021. In April-September 2021 he was a student intern at the Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Laboratoire des Signaux et systèmes (L2S), where he worked on his master thesis project on the development of a reinforcement learning based algorithm for massive MIMO radar systems. From November 2021 to December 2022, he joined the Microwave and Radiation Laboratory in Pisa to work on near-field arrays and wireless power transfer systems. From January 2023, he is enrolled as a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University working on novel resource allocation techniques for array-fed reflector satellites. He was the recipient of the “Renato Mariani” prize awarded by the Italian Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Automation, Informatics and Telecommunications (AEIT) in 2022.

His research interests include antenna arrays, beamforming, near-field focusing, wireless power transfer systems, MIMO radars, and reinforcement learning algorithms.