Dario Petri has made our world more accurate with pioneering digital signal processing (DSP) measurement techniques and by redefining the concept of soft measurements critical today where “everything” is measured. Petri developed several widely used DSP techniques suitable for real-time implementation in low-cost embedded systems. One of his methods for analog-to-digital converter dynamic testing and performance is referenced in the IEEE Standard 1057-1994 (Standard for Digitizing Waveform Recorders). His frequency-domain-based algorithms for real-time synchrophasors are playing an important role in tackling hard measurement problems in smart power grids. Regarding soft measurements (customer satisfaction, quality of service), Petri has developed a three-stage hierarchical model to support the identification and evaluation of measurement uncertainty sources for more reliable results.
An IEEE Fellow, Petri is a full professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Trento, Trento, Italy.