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Structure Department of Information Engineering
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Building: DEI/A

Room: 215 (second floor of building DEI/A)

Phone: +39 049 827 7915

Fax: +39 049 827 7699

Email: rossi at dei dot unipd dot it

Office hours
Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 DEI, via G. Gradenigo 6/b, II floor, corridor on the right, room 215 I do welcome students to drop me an email to arrange an appointment.
(updated on 22/06/2018 19:03)

Proposals for thesis
A few hot research areas are provided below:

- Application of machine learning techniques to telecommunication networks

- Learning the structure underpinning vehicular mobility data and their use within IoT and 5G telecommunication networks

- Statistical learning for the optimal allocation of network functions: offloading and moving computation tasks across network elements (mobile assisted edge computing)

- Automated classification of motion patterns through accelerometer, gyroscope signals and videos: semi-supervised learning techniques

- Future sustainable mobile mobile networks, based on energy harvesting capabilities: model predictive control combined with statistical learning techniques

For more information on any of the above research areas, feel free to contact Prof. Michele Rossi (rossi at dei dot unipd dot it)

Curriculum Vitae
Since May 2017, I am Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy. My research interests are centered around a) stochastic modeling, optimization and protocol design for distributed sensing systems (also known as Internet of Things, IoT), b) optimization of mobile networks in the presence of renewable energy sources and c) human data analytics, with focus on wearable IoT devices and smart health. So far, I have authored more than 100 scientific papers published in International conferences, book chapters and Journals, mainly of the IEEE, two patents (with DOCOMO) and I have been the recipient of four best paper awards from the IEEE. Since 2005, I have actively co-supervised the research activity on Internet of Things (IoT) within the Signet group @ DEI. In 2005-2009, I have collaborated with the Ubiquitous Networking Research group @ DOCOMO Euro-Labs (Munich, Germany) in the design of distributed processing, storage and data dissemination for ad hoc networks (Network Coding and Compressive Sensing). Since 2010, I have been working with WorldSensing (Barcelona, Spain) on optimized sensing solutions for Smart Cities and environmental monitoring, this collaboration led to joint publications and continues nowadays through the involvement in the H2020 MSCA SCAVENGE ITN and in other joint collaborations involving stages and Master theses. Since 2002, I have been involved in numerous EU projects on WSN/IoT such as EYES (protocols for energy efficient WSN, 2002-2005), e-SENSE (protocols and architectures for WSN, 2004-2007), SENSEI (WSN as enablers of the future Internet, 2007-2010) and SWAP (Marie Curie, Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered systems, 2010-2014). In 2010-2013, I have been the technical coordinator of the protocol design activity (WP3) carried out in the EU IOT-A project (the flagship FP7 EU project on Internet of Things Architectures, 2010-2013) and a senior Marie Curie researcher within SWAP. Since 2010, I have been the Principal Investigator of six research projects, including MOSAIC ("MOnitoring Sensor and Actuator networks through Integrated Compressive Sensing and data gathering", 2010-2012), a SAMSUNG GRO award on biometric signal processing for wearable IoT devices (2014-2015), the H2020 MSCA ITN SCAVENGE on mobile networks exploiting ambient energy (2016-2019) and the IoT-SURF project on software libraries and processing tools for connected and unconnected IoT objects (2016-2017). From 2011 to 2016 I have been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Since January 2016, I am Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. I have been on the TPC of more than 100 international workshops & conferences and I serve as reviewer for scientific Journals of the IEEE, ACM, Springer and Elsevier. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE.

For additional information about my current work, visit:
For my research publications, see:
For my publications on human data analysis, see:

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): E3170752C5F75C59A657C4DE4CCD3A55.pdf

Research areas
- Internet of things
- Application of machine learning to real world problems: communication, sensing, control, human data
- Communication and computation in renewable mobile networks
- Human data analysis

For my research results, see:

An updated list of publications is available at the following Website:

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN2371 001PD INP7080694 6 1st Year Second
IN2371 004PD INP7080694 6 1st Year Second
IN2371 005PD INP7080694 6 1st Year Second
SC2377 COMMON SCP7079397 6 1st Year Second
IN0521 COMMON INP6075439 9 2nd Year First
IN2371 COMMON INP6075439 9 1st Year First
IN0520 COMMON INO2043955 9 2nd Year First