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, 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. She has been member of the academic senate and chair of the PhD program in Computer Science at La Sapienza. Professor Petrioli research interests concern the design and optimization of future wireless, embedded, IoT and cyber physical systems. Prof. Petrioli is chair of the steering committee of IEEE SECON and general chair of ACM MobiHoc 2019, was program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2016 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. She is currently an elected member of the ACM Europe Council. Prof. Petrioli has published over a hundred and fifty papers in prominent international journals and conferences (over 5900 citations; h-index 42). She has been the PI of over twenty national and international research projects, serving as coordinator of three EC projects (FP7 projects GENESI and SUNRISE, EASME ArcheoSub) 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 and is one of the Inspiring 50 2018, top women in technology.

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.

Daniele Croce Post-Doc researcher

Daniele Croce Daniele Croce is a Postdoc researcher at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 jointly from Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) and Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNSA, Nice, France). In 2006 he obtained a double MSc degree from Politecnico di Torino and EURECOM Institute (Sophia Antipolis, France) in Networking Engineering and a Research Master diploma in Networking and Distributed Systems from UNSA (France). He was a researcher at CNIT (National Inter-university Consortium for Telecommunications) and post-doc at Palermo University, Italy. He is also co-founder of the startup company In.sight s.r.l., spin-off of the Palermo University.

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 BS and MS degrees in computer engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, in March 2017. His research interests concern theoretical and experimental aspects of wireless sensor networking, with an emphasis on underwater communication and networking. He has collaborated extensively to large research EU funded projects such as SUNRISE and CLAM and has published over a dozen of papers in the most prominent venues.

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 the University of Rome "La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis, USA, and a Diploma degree (5 years program) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Chania. In 2017, she was a visiting scholar at the ECE Department at Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Her research lies in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and focuses on the design, implementation and performance evaluation of optimized learning-based and cross-layer-driven solutions for IoT networks, such as energy harvesting and wake-up radio-based wireless sensor networks (WSNs). She has participated to real test-bed experiments for wake-up radio-based WSNS where her involvement focused on the performance improvement of cross-layer approaches. She has participated in US projects funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). She was the PI of a Sapienza research grant for young researchers on green wireless networks. In 2018, she was awarded the N2 Women Young Researcher Fellowship. In the past years, she has been a member of several technical program committees and a reviewer of over two dozens of international technical conferences and journals.

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.

Marco Bernardi PhD student

Marco Bernardi Marco Bernardi 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. He 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. His research interests include Underwater Image Processing, Data Fusion, Human Activity Recognition, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction.

Christian Cardia PhD student

Christian Cardia Christian Cardia is a PhD. student at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza". He received his M.Sc, in Computer Science from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (with honors), in January 2018. He has been working with the “La Sapienza” spinoff WSENSE S.r.l. as R&D, since January 2018. His research focuses on the study and development of new protocols to improve the performance of the Underwater Acoustic networks. In addition, he is working on the development and evaluation of smart adaptive protocols to transmit multimedia information through the underwater acoustic networks. He has participated to experimental campaigns at sea where novel solutions for underwater networks have been tested. He collaborated in the international projects MUSAS and ARCHEOSUb.

Gabriele Saturni PhD student

Gabriele Saturni Gabriele Saturni is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of University of Rome "La Sapienza". He received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. (with honors) in Computer Science from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. In 2016 he collaborated with the UWSN research group of the SENSES laboratory of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He was the recipient of a scholarship for research activities in the field of energy harvesting for underwater networks. He is collaborating with the WSENSE S.r.l. for the MEDUSA project. His current research focuses on the development and evaluation of safety solutions for submarine sensor networks in the field. In the past two years he has participated to several experimental campaigns at sea where innovative underwater systems have been extensively tested.

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, India) and her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from BIT, Mesra (India) in 2011. She worked in a Marine Instrumentation Lab, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO ,Goa) for a brief time. Her broad research interests lie in the design, implementation and performance evaluation through simulation and testbed deployments of the terrestrial wireless sensor networks (WSN) for various applications. She is currently exploring visible light communication (VLC) as an alternative to the radio frequency (RF) technology and is involved in the design and implementation of prototypes and protocols for VLC.

Alumni

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

Federico Ceccarelli, PhD, Intern, MBDA, Rome, Italy
Luigi Picari, PhD, IoT Engineer, Olivetti, Rome, Italy
Valerio Di Valerio, PhD, Senior Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center, 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, Lead Architect, IOTA Foundation, 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