I am a Senior Researcher at the Networked Embbedded Systems group, headed by Pedro José Marrón, at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

Formerly, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems, headed by Klaus Wehrle, at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), where my position was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. I was at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in Trento (Italy), as a Ph.D student and a postdoctoral researcher, under the supervision of Amy Murphy. At that time, I was also a member of the D3S research group, led by Amy Murphy and Gian Pietro Picco.

Research Interests

My research has involved so far Cyber Physical Systems in real world deployments. I like to design and implement distributed solutions working in real settings, as well as the tools required to move the technology into the field, at the benefit of the final user.


In 2012, I was granted a post-doctoral research fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

In 2012, my thesis Guaranteeing Communication Quality in Real World WSN Deployments received the EWSN/CONET best Ph.D. thesis award.

In 2009 and 2011, our works "Monitoring Heritage Buildings with Wireless Sensor Networks: The Torre Aquila Deployment" and "Is There Light at the Ends of the Tunnel? Wireless Sensor Networks for Adaptive Lighting in Road Tunnels" received the best paper award at IPSN (SPOTS track).

Curriculum Vitæ