Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things
I am a Senior Researcher at the Networked Embbedded Systems group, headed by Pedro José Marrón, at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). My research and teaching focus is on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things.
Formerly, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems, headed by Klaus Wehrle, at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). My position in Aachen was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Before that, I was at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in Trento (Italy). As a Ph.D student and a postdoctoral researcher, I worked 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.
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. Similarly, my focus spans also 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).