Amina Piemontese is a postdoctoral researcher in the Communication systems research group. She received the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from the University of Parma, Italy, and from TELECOM Bretagne, France, in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 she held a postdoctorate position at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma. Her research activity has been focused on various topics in digital communications, with particular emphasis on iterative joint detection and decoding algorithms and multiuser communications theory. In may 2015 she joined Chalmers University thanks to a mobility research grant funded by the European Commission within the Marie Curie Fellowship Programme. The research project is entitled "Distributed storage based on sparse-graph codes", and the main goal is the application of modern coding to large distributed storage networks.