Senses Lab

SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security

SENSESLab Members

Chiara Petrioli Lab Director

Chiara Petrioli

Prof. Chiara Petrioli has received the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Rome University "La Sapienza," Italy, in 1998. She is currently a full professor at University of Rome La Sapienza Computer Science Department, where she is Director of the PhD program and leads the Sensor Networks and Embedded Systems laboratory (SENSES lab). 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. Her research interests focus on the design and optimization of future wireless, internet of things and cyber physical systems. Prof. Petrioli is member of the steering committee of ACM SenSys, IEEE SECON and Mobiquitous, program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2016. workshop co-chair of ACM MobiCom 2014, general chair of ACM SenSys 2013. She has been member of the steering committee and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, member of the executive committee of ACM SIGMOBILE, 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 papers in prominent international journals and conferences (h-index 33, i-10 index: 89, 4200+ citations). She has also been PI of over twenty national and international research projects, serving as coordinator of two EC projects (FP7 projects GENESI and SUNRISE). She regularly serves as reviewer for the European Commission. 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.

Angelo Capossele Post-Doc researcher

Angelo Capossele Angelo Capossele received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rome University "La Sapienza," Italy, in 2014. He is currently a post-doc researcher in the Computer Science Department of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.His research interests include security, Internet of Things, underwater communications and networking, to which he has contributed with several papers published in leading venues. He participated in several EC projects including the FP7 ARTEMIS CHIRON project, the FP7 GENESI project  and the FP7 SUNRISE project.  He is also an active member of the PRIN project TENACE, where he is designing and developing security solutions focused on the protection of national critical infrastructures from cyber threats. Capossele is currently collaborating with Sapienza startup companies and research centers to design novel technologies supporting secure, cooperative and heterogeneous underwater acoustic networks.

Valerio Di Valerio Post-Doc researcher

Valerio Di Valerio
Valerio Di Valerio is a contract researcher at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He received the master degree in Computer Engineering summa cum laude from University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in 2010. His research interests concern Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud computing and underwater sensors networks, with special emphasis on modeling and performance evaluation. He works on some of these topics within the EU-funded project TROPIC.
 
 

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.

Dora Spenza Post-Doc researcher

Dora Spenza

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.

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.

Petrika Gjanci PhD student

Petrika Gjanci

Petrika Gjanci is a PhD student 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 PhD student

Georgia Koutsandria Georgia Koutsandria is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of the Rome University "La Sapienza", Italy. 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. Her research interests are in the areas of computer networks, and cyber-physical security for the smart grid.

Luigi Picari PhD student

Luigi Picari

Luigi Picari is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza," Italy. He received the master degree in Computer Science summa cum laude from University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2012. His research interests focus on the design, performance evaluation and implementation of MAC and routing adaptive protocols for underwater sensors networks.

Alumni

Alessandro Camillò, PhD, Software Architect, KEYMILE, Switzerland
Michele Nati, PhD, Research Assistant, University of Surrey, UK
Alessio Carosi, PhD, Embedded Software Engineer, U-Blox, UK
Michele Mastrogiovanni, PhD, Senior Software Engineer, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy
Claudio Vicari, PhD, J2EE Architect, Atos Worldgrid, Italy