Funded Projects

Below a list of recent projects I've been PI or co-PI for

  • 2013-2016: Coordinator at the European level of the FP7 SUNRISE PROJECT: Sensing, monitoring and actuating on the Underwater world through a federated Research InfraStructure Extending the Future Internet.

  • 2012-2015: ICT TROPIC PROJECT: Distributed computing, storage and radio resource allocation over cooperative femtocells. The project aims at exploiting the convergence of pervasive femto-network infrastructure and cloud computing paradigms for virtualisation/distribution of applications and services.

  • 2010-2013: Coordinator at the European level of the STREP FP7 GENESI (GENESI: Green sEnsor NEtworks for Structural monItoring). The project is devoted to the design, im Embedded Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings, plementation and test in field of a new generation of wireless sensor network systems, where nodes exploit multi source energy harvesting capabilities, are equipped with wake up radios and where learning and cooperative sensing techniques are exploited for better context awareness.
  • 2010-2013: PI of the STREP FP7 CLAM (CoLlAborative eMbedded networks for submarine surveillance). The project is devoted to building and testing solutions for underwater monitoring, based on underwater sensor networks technology. Partners: Kongsberg, Sintef, University of Twente, University of Roma, CINI, Microflown, University of Padova.
  • 2010-2013: PI of the ARTEMIS CHIRON project (Cyclic and Person-centric Health Management: Integrated Approach for Home,Mobile and Clinical Environments). The project gathers together many key partners european wide in the healthcare market segment inclusing key industrial partners such as Barco, Philips, Elsag Datamat, research centres and many high tech SMEs. The objective is to develop a platform able to support patient remote monitoring over the whole health cycle and in different domains (home, hospital).
  • 2012: PI of one "La Sapienza" equipment grant to build an underwater wireless sensor network test-bed.
  • 2009-2012: PI of the ARTEMIS eDiana project (Embedded Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings). The project gathers together many key industrial partners including Acciona, ST Microelectronics, Finmeccanica, Philips, SMEs and universities/research centers.
  • 2008-2011: co-PI of a Major Research Instrumentation project (Integration of outdoor and indoor testbeds, mobile robots and video surveillance systems), funded by the local government.
  • 2008-2010: PI of the STREP IST SENDORA (Sensor Network for Dynamic and Opportunistic Radio Access). The project is devoted to designing solutions for improved sensing of the available bandwdith in cognitive radio systems. Partners: Thales, Telenor, KTH, Eurecom, HUT, NTNU, University of Roma, University of Valencia,Linkoping University.
  • 2008-2010: co-PI of the IP project SENSEI (integrating the PhySical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future, Grant Agreement 215923, The project is devoted to the implementation and test of energy-efficient, robust, secure protocol stacks for wireless sensor networks.
  • 2010: PI of one "La Sapienza" equipment grant to build in field testbed facilities for terrestrial wireless sensor networks applications (targeting precision agriculture and structural health monitoring).
  • 2009: PI of a FARI (Seed funding for research on underwater wireless sensor networks.
  • 2007-2008: PI of the FILAS PITT project nr. 270 "STONE-NET Structural Monitoring Via Sensor Networks".
  • 2006-2007:IST IP project E-Sense (Capturing Ambient Intelligence For Mobile Communicationsthrough Wireless Sensor Networks). Partners: Un. of Surrey, CEA-LETI, IBM, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi,Thales, Telefonica I&D, CSEM, ETHZ, University of Twente, University of Oulu, Kings College London, Aalborg University,... 'Ambient Intelligence is a key component for future beyond 3G mobile and wireless communication systems. However, the enabling technology that provides systems with information to allow for Ambient Intelligence has been neglected and currently consists of many independent modes of input, mainly relying on active user interactions or specialised sensor systems gathering information. e-SENSE proposes a context capturing framework that enables the convergence of many input modalities, mainly focusing on energy efficient wireless sensor networks that are multi-sensory in their composition, heterogeneous in their networking, either mobile or integrated in the environment e.g. from single sensors to thousands or millions of sensors collecting information about the environment, a person or an object. This framework will be able to supply ambient intelligent systems with information in a transparent way hiding underlying technologies thus enabling simple integration.' Rome University and Padova University groups, under CFR, and Siemens Italy are the italian partners in this IP.
  • 2004-2006: IST Cooperative Action Embedded WiSeNts (Cooperating Embedded Systems for Exploration and Control featuring Wireless Sensor Networks). 'The project aims at creating an european community on cooperating objects'. Involves CINI Labs Rome, Un. of Padova, Cambridge University, Un. of Copenaghen, Un. of Stuttgard, Technical Un. of Berlin, SICS, Yeditepe Un., INRIA, AICIA, Un. of Twente, ETH Zurig.
  • 2003-2006:ITEA (Information Technology for European Advancement) MAGELLAN (Multimedia Application Gateways for Enterprise Level Lans) project. Partners: Thales, Thomson, Philips, Siemens, Alcatel, EADS, Un. of Rome, Un. of Paderborn,,.. 'The Magellan project aims at developing an overall solution for leisure centers such as resorts. It addresses a wide range of issues ranging from broadband and wireless access, security, video encoding, quality of service, network management'. Rome University activity mostly focuses on providing an overall interlayer solution exploiting the Bluetooth technology.
  • 2003-2005: COFIN Project Pattern. Partners: Un. of Ferrara, Un. of Roma, Un. of Catania, Un. of Bari, Politecnico di Torino. 'This project addresses the design of energy efficient interlayer protocols for wireless ad hoc networks.'
  • 2002-2005: FIRB Project Virtual Immersive Communications (VICOM). Partners: CNIT, CNR, Politecnico di Milano, ISCTI, Telecom Italia. 'The aim of the Virtual Immersive Communications (VICOM) project is to study and develop techniques, protocols and applications for the Virtual Immersive Telepresence (VIT)'. Rome University activities focus mostly on personal area networks and sensor networks.
  • 2002-2005: IST project 34734 EnergY Efficient Sensor Networks (EYES). Partners: Infineon, Nedap, Un. of Rome, Un. of Ferrara, Un. of Twente, Un. of Berlin. 'The vision of ubiquitous computing requires the development of devices and technologies, which can be pervasive without being intrusive. The basic components of such a smart environment will be small nodes with sensing and wireless communications capabilities, able to organize flexibly into a network for data collection and delivery. Sensor nodes need to be cheap, small and deployed in high volumes, resulting in simple, severely resource constrained devices with very limited energy supplly. The whole protocol stack has therefore to be re-thought to come out with effective siolutions for such systems. Purpose of this project is the design of a sensor network protocol stack, the identification of the protocols to be adopted at each layer, as well as the proposed solution testing in a 100+ EYES nodes test-bed'.
  • 2001-2003: EEC ITEA POLLENS (Platform for Open, Light, Legible, & Efficient Network Services) project.

Scientific collaborations

In the Wireless Networking Group we try to work in a truly international environment. Below a list of people who visited us since 2006 (for medium-long term visits):

  • Prof. Tom la Porta, Penn State University.
  • Prof. Milica Stojanovic, Northeastern University and MIT AUV Labs.
  • Prof. Robin Kravets, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
  • Prof. Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University.
  • Dr. Cindy Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Prof. Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida.
  • Prof. Lotzli Boloni, University of Central Florida.
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