Senses Lab

SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security

SENSESLab Members

Chiara Petrioli Lab Director

Chiara Petrioli

Chiara Petrioli is professor of Computer Science, coordinator of the Ph.D. program, and director of the Sensor Networks and Embedded Systems laboratory (SENSES lab) in the department of Computer Science of the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” She also leads the Cyber Physical System lab of “La Sapienza” center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security, and is a founding partner of “La Sapienza” spinoff WSENSE S.r.l. Professor Petrioli research interests concern the design and optimization of future wireless, embedded, IoT and cyber physical systems. Prof. Petrioli is member of the steering committee of IEEE SECON, was program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2016, workshop co-chair of ACM MobiCom 2014, and general chair of ACM SenSys 2013. She has been member of the steering committee and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, member of the steering committee of ACM SenSys, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, member of the executive committee of ACM SIGMOBILE, associate editor of Elsevier Computer Communications, guest editor of special issues for IEEE Access, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Physical Communications, and has been program co-chair of leading conferences in the field, such as ACM MobiCom and IEEE SECON. Prof. Petrioli has published over a hundred and fifty papers in prominent international journals and conferences (over 4700 citations; h-index 36). She has been the PI of over twenty national and international research projects, serving as coordinator of two EC projects (FP7 projects GENESI and SUNRISE) highlighted as success stories on the Digital Agenda of Europe and featured by international mass media including RAI SuperQuark and Presa Diretta, Wired USA, the Guardian, Bild magazine, and National Geographics. Her research has resulted in international patents and in award-winning innovative technologies. She is a pioneer of the Internet of Underwater Things, an area on which she has led the development of breakthrough technologies listed in the NT100 Top “Social Global Techs changing our lives 2016.” Prof. Petrioli was a Fulbright scholar.

Gaia Maselli Assistant professor

Gaia Maselli

Gaia Maselli is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Sapienza University of Rome - Italy. She received the Laurea Degree in Computer Science and the Ph.D. in Computer Science both from University of Pisa, Italy. She was Postdoc researcher at Sapienza University of Rome. Prior to Rome University, she was junior researcher at Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa. Her research interests focus on architectural and networking aspects of wireless networks. In particular, her current work focuses on the design and evaluation of networking protocols for RFID systems, sensor ad hoc networks, and cognitive radio networks. Dr. Maselli has significant experience in working on European projects. In particular, she is task leader in the European ARTEMIS CHIRON project. She worked in the FP7 EU projects SENSEI and SENDORA, the ARTEMIS projects eDiana, the FP6 IST projects E-Sense, WiSeNts, the FP5 IST project MobileMAN.

Petrika Gjanci Post-Doc researcher

Petrika Gjanci

Petrika Gjanci is a Postdoc researcher at the Computer Science Department of the Rome University "La Sapienza," Italy. He received the master degree in Computer Engineering in 2012 from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". His research interests focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of cross-layer solutions for underwater sensors networks.

Georgia Koutsandria Post-Doc researcher

Georgia Koutsandria

Georgia Koutsandria is a Postdoc researcher at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rome "La Sapienza" (2018). She received her M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2014 from the University of California, Davis, USA, and her Diploma degree (5 years program) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece in 2012. In 2017, she was a visiting scholar at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Her research interests concern cross-layer approaches that are energy-harvesting and wake-up radio enabled for green wireless networks. She is the PI of a Sapienza research grant for young researchers on green wireless networks.

Luigi Picari Post-Doc researcher

Luigi Picari

Luigi Picari is a contract researcher at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza," Italy. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rome "La Sapienza," Italy, in 2017. His research interests focus on the design, performance evaluation and implementation of MAC and routing adaptive protocols for underwater sensors networks.

Daniele Spaccini Post-Doc researcher

Daniele Spaccini

Daniele Spaccini is a Postdoc researcher at the Computer Science Department of the Rome University "La Sapienza," Italy. He is currently coordinating the UWSN Group experimental activities of the University of Rome team. His research interests include underwater communications and networking, to which he has contributed with over a dozen papers published in leading venues. He has contributed to the design of the SUNSET framework, of which he is currently the main designer, developer and maintainer. He participated in several EC projects including the EC IP projects FP7 STREP CLAM and the FP7 SUNRISE project. In SUNRISE, he is in charge of coordinating all underwater experimental activities. In the last four years he has participated to over fifteen experimental campaigns at sea where innovative underwater systems have been extensively tested. Daniele Spaccini is also the technical leader of underwater technologies within the WSENSE spinoff.

Negin Amirshirzad PhD student

Negin Amirshirzad Negin Amirshirzad is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". She received her Master's degree in 2017 in Computer Science from Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey; and her Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2014 from National University of Iran, Tehran, Iran. Her research interests include machine learning and human-robot interaction.

Marco Bernardi PhD student

Marco Bernardi Marco Bernardi received the B.Sc and the M.Sc. (cum laude) in Computer Science from Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Since 2016 he is a Ph.D. Student in Computer Science and he is a member of the Computer Vision Laboratory and SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at the same University. His research interests include Underwater Image Processing, Data Fusion, Human Activity Recognition, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction.

Federico Ceccarelli PhD student

Federico Ceccarelli Federico Ceccarelli is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He received his Master degree in Computer Science in 2015 from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". His current research interests focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of protocol stacks for sensor networks.

Gabriele Saturni PhD student

Gabriele Saturni Gabriele Saturni is a PhD student at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza". His research focuses on the development and evaluation of safety solutions for submarine sensor networks in the field. In 2017 he obtained a degree in Computer Science with honors. In 2016 he collaborated within the UWSN research group of the SENSES laboratory of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In particular, he was awarded a scholarship for research activities in the field of energy harvesting for underwater networks. In 2015 he received a bachelor degree in Computer Science at the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Nupur Thakker PhD student

Nupur Thakker Nupur Thakker is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". She received her Master's degree in RF and Microwave Engineering in 2013 from Indian Institute of Technology( IIT Roorkee) and then worked in National Institute of Oceanography(NIO ,Goa) for a brief time. Her current research interests focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of energy harvesting circuits for Wireless Sensor Networks.

Alumni

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

Valerio Di Valerio, PhD, ALES (United Technologies Research Center), Rome, Italy
Angelo Capossele, PhD, Digital Catapult, London, UK
Dora Spenza, PhD, 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, Lead Technologist in Personal Data and Trust, Digital Catapult, London, UK
Alessandro Cammarano, PhD, Software Architect, Magneti Marelli, Italy
Alessandro Camillò, PhD, Software Architect, Ericsson, Sweden
Alessio Carosi, PhD, Software Developer, Amazon Lab126, UK
Michele Mastrogiovanni, PhD, Senior Software Engineer, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy
Claudio Vicari, PhD, J2EE Architect, Atos Worldgrid, Italy
Donatella Ermini, PhD, Developer, Vetrya, Italy
David Benedetti, PhD, Engineer, Altran Italia, Italy
Ariona Shashaj, PhD, ERCIM fellow, SICS, Sweden