Senses Lab

SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security

Dora Spenza

Former member

Personal Information:

Position: Post-Doc researcher Spenza, Dora
Research Area: Design, evaluation and test of complete solutions for Green Wireless Sensor Networks, Design, implementation and evaluation of protocol stacks for sensor networks, Security for Terrestrial and Underwater Sensing Systems
Phone or fax: +390649918430
Location: Room 336
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Short Bio:

Dora Spenza is a Postdoc researcher at the Department of Computer Science of Sapienza University and member of the SENSES (Sensor network and embedded systems) laboratory. She holds a B.S. (2006, cum laude), a M.S. (2009, cum laude) and a PhD (2013) in Computer Science from Sapienza University of Rome. In 2011, she was a visiting scholar at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Penn State University, USA. Her research interests concern green and energy-efficient sensing systems, with an emphasis on energy-harvesting and radio-triggering techniques for wireless sensor networks and on resource allocation and tasking for environmental and structural monitoring. Dora Spenza has been part of the organizing and technical program committee of over a dozen international conferences in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks. She is the PI of two Sapienza research grants for young researchers on green sensing systems. Dora Spenza is the recipient of the 2010 Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Wireless Networking.

Recent Publications

  • "Wake-up Radio-based Data Forwarding for Green Wireless Networks", Computer Communications. Special Issue on Machine Learning Approaches in IoT Scenarios , Maselli, G., Galluccio, L., Grida Ben Yahia, I. and Limam, N., eds., 160: 172-185,June 3. 2020. BibTeX Read more
  • "WHARP: A Wake-up Radio and Harvesting-based Forwarding Strategy for Green Wireless Networks". Proceedings of IEEE MASS 2017. Orlando, FL, USA. October, 22--25. 2017. pp. 1 - 9. Full textBibTeX Read more
  • "Online Energy Harvesting Prediction in Environmentally-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Sensors Journal. 2016. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Low-cost Standard Signatures for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks", ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. 2016. Full textBibTeX Read more
  • "Counteracting Denial-of-Sleep Attacks in Wake-up-based Sensing Systems". Proceedings of IEEE SECON 2016. London, UK. Jun. 2016. Full textBibTeX Read more
  • "MagoNode++: A Wake-Up-Radio-Enabled Wireless Sensor Mote for Energy-Neutral Applications". Proceedings of ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016 (Poster Session). Vienna, Austria. Apr. 2016. Full textBibTeX Read more
  • "CTP-WUR: The Collection Tree Protocol in Wake-up Radio WSNs for Critical Applications". Proceedings of IEEE ICNC 2016. Kauai, Hawaii. Feb. 2016. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Beyond Duty Cycling: Wake-up Radio with Selective Awakenings for Long-lived Wireless Sensing Systems". IEEE INFOCOM 2015. Hong Kong. April. 2015. pp. 522-530. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Adaptive Rectifier Driven by Power Intake Predictors for Wind Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks", IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Vol. 3. 2014, pp. 471-482. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Sensor-mission assignment in rechargeable wireless sensor networks", ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), Vol. 10, June, 2014. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "A Novel wake-up Receiver with Addressing Capability for Wireless Sensor Nodes". Proceedings of IEEE DCoSS 2014. Marina Del Rey, USA. May 26-28. 2014. pp. 18-25. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "AGREE: exploiting energy harvesting to support data-centric access control in WSNs", Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 11. 2013, pp. 2625 - 2636. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Towards Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks". University of Rome "La Sapienza". 2013. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "GreenCastalia: An Energy-Harvesting-Enabled Framework for the Castalia Simulator". Proceedings of ACM ENSSys 2013. Rome, Italy : ACM. Nov 14. 2013. pp. 7:1-7:6. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Improving energy predictions in EH-WSNs with Pro-Energy-VLT". Proceedings of ACM SenSys 2013, Poster Session. Rome, Italy : ACM. November 11-13. 2013. pp. 41:1-41:2. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Energy-harvesting WSNs for structural health monitoring of underground train tunnels". Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM WKSHPS 2013. Torino, Italy. April, 14-19. 2013. pp. 75-76. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Wireless Sensor Networks with Energy Harvesting". Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. 2013. pp. 701-736. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "Pro-Energy: a novel energy prediction model for solar and wind energy harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks". Proceedings of IEEE MASS 2012. Las Vegas, Nevada. October, 8-11. 2012. pp. 75 - 83. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more
  • "POSTER: Pro-Energy: a novel energy prediction model for solar and wind energy harvesting WSNs". Presented at the N2Women Workshop, IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, FL. 2012. BibTeX Read more
  • "Sensor-mission Assignment in Wireless Sensor Networks with Energy Harvesting". Proceedings of IEEE SECON 2011. Salt Lake City, UT. June. 2011. pp. 413-421. Full textBibTeXOnline version Read more


SENSES alumni have leading roles in top national and international research centers and in R&D of companies.

Marco Bernardi, PhD, R&D Developer, WSense, Rome, Italy
Daniele Croce, PhD, Assistant Professor, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Federico Ceccarelli, PhD, Software Engineer, MBDA, Rome, Italy
Luigi Picari, PhD, IoT Engineer, Olivetti, Rome, Italy
Valerio Di Valerio, PhD, Senior Engineer, Collins Aerospace, Rome, Italy
Angelo Capossele, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, IOTA Foundation, London, UK
Dora Spenza, PhD, Software Engineer, Google, London, UK
Loreto Pescosolido, PhD, Tenured researcher, CNR, Pisa, Italy
Roberto Petroccia, PhD, Researcher, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy
Michele Nati, PhD, Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development, IOTA Foundation, London, UK
Alessandro Cammarano, PhD, Cybersecurity Project Manager, TTTech Auto Iberia, Barcellona, Spain
Alessandro Camillò, PhD, Senior Software Engineer, Zendesk, Dublin, Ireland
Alessio Carosi, PhD, Senior Camera Platform Engineer, Amazon Lab126, UK
Michele Mastrogiovanni, PhD, CTO, Stonize, Italy
Claudio Vicari, PhD, PTV Sistema, Italy
Donatella Ermini, PhD, Ricercatrice e Developer, Vetrya, Italy
David Benedetti, PhD, Advanced Engineer, Altran Italia, Italy
Ariona Shashaj, PhD, Senior Software Engineer, Network Contacts, Italy