Personal Info

Roberto Petroccia, born in Benevento (Italy), Italian citizen

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (June 2010), "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy.
    Thesis: From Land to Water: Design and Implementation of Optimized Protocol Stacks for Terrestrial and Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks.
    Supervisor: Prof. Chiara Petrioli

  • Laurea degree in Computer Science with honors (May 2006), "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy.
    Thesis title: Performance evaluation of new protocols for Scatternet formation in Bluetooth 802.15.3 PANs.
    Thesis supervisor: Prof. Chiara Petrioli

Research Experiences

  • Research contract at the Computer Science Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" for developing new protocol solutions for terrestrail and underwater sensor networks. Coordinator of the University of Rome group within the EU-funded project CLAM "Collaborative embedded networks for submarine surveillance." (July 2011 - June 2012)

  • Member of the "Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica" (CINI) group within the EU-funded project CLAM "Collaborative embedded networks for submarine surveillance." (July 2010 - June 2011)

  • Member of the "Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche" group within the EU-funded project SENSEI "Integrating the Physical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future IP 7PQ." (January 2010 - June 2010)

  • Research contract at the Information Engineering Department, University of Padova for studying, analyzing and evaluating protocols for wireless sensor networks and ad hoc wireless networks. (July 2008 - July 2009.)

  • Research contract at the Computer Science Department, "Sapienza" University of Rome for developing and evaluating protocols for underwater wireless sensor networks. (January 2008 - December 2008.)

  • Research contract at the Telecommunication Engineering Department, Politecnico di Milano for telemetry and telecontrol in wireless sensor network. (September 2006 - March 2007.)

  • Member of the Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche group within the EU-funded project E- Sense Capturing Ambient Intelligence for Mobile Communications through Wireless Sensor Networks. (2006.)

Service

Reviewer for international conference and journal papers, including
  • IEEE Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON).
  • IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom).
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom).
  • IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS).
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC).
  • Wireless Networks (WiNet).
  • Ad Hoc Networks.
  • ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM).
  • IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC).
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN).

International Collaborations

  • Visiting researcher at the:
    • NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia, Italy (Summer-Fall 2011, Summer 2010).
    • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA, U.S.A. (July 2010).
    • Northeastern University, Boston (Summer 2006, Summer 2007, February-May 2009).
    • Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico (December 2006 and April 2007).
    • AUV Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (July and August 2006, July-October 2007).
    • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (April and May 2008).

Teaching Experience

Fall 2007 and 2008: Lecturer for the CS undergraduate course on Programming Fundamentals. (CS dept. of "Sapienza" University of Rome)

Fall 2011: Lecturer for the CS undergraduate course on Networking Fundamentals. (CS dept. of "Sapienza" University of Rome)

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