Why? Urban environments as an application scenario for IoT are dense and highly dynamic, whereas IoT devices are resource-constrained. Thus, in order to achieve reliable data collection and scalable coordination, we leverage the fog network paradigm to devise a multi-tier data offloading scheme suitable for diverse data-centric applications in urban IoT scenarios.
Why? The increasing number and variety of IoT devices produce a huge amount of diverse data upon which applications are built. Depending on the specific use case, the sampling rate of IoT sensors may be high, thus leading the devices to fast energy and storage depletion. We propose a multi-tier data reduction mechanism that filters and fuses the data coming from multiple IoT sources.
Why? Deploying IoT devices is challenging, as they need to be correctly configured with appropriate network and security credentials. We alleviate the burden put on the, already constrained, IoT device's memory and computation resources and propose a secure and low-power authentication for such devices.
Why? During disaster scenarios, the communication infrastructure is often damaged or even missing. Designing robust and novel routing protocols that leverage the power of communication resources that can be allocated dynamically in the disaster area, e.g., ad-hoc femto cells, provides the survivors and the first-aid teams with communication means.
During my research visit at the University of York, I contributed to design and built a system able to detect IEMI (Intentional Electromagnetic Interference) attacks. In fact, the possible use of IEMI to disrupt critical infrastructure is a significant concern.
For my MSc thesis project, I designed and built a wearable patch antenna as part of an electro-magnetic system that supports visually-impaired athletes to define a virtual path and follow it. Such a system supports the athletes during the training/races by warning them via vibration sensors, which receive the signal from the antenna.
I am currently pursuing my doctoral studies with the department of Computer Science, Aalto University, under the supervision of Mario Di Francesco. My research focuses on all the aspects of the life-time management of IoT devices.
I visited the FUN team under the supervision of Nathalie Mitton. During such a research collaboration we investigated and devised a novel communication architecture, particularly suitable during natural disaster phenomena.
I visited the EDGE Lab under the supervision of Mung Chiang . The research collaboration focused on investigating various aspects of IoT and devising a data offloading scheme for diverse data-centric applications based on the novel fog architecture.
I visited the department of electronic engineering, under the supervision of John Dawson. I contributed to design and build a system able to detect intentional electro-magnetic interference attacks.