Projects

iSENSE (EU STREP project)
Years: 2011-2013 – Role within the project: Coordination of the research activity

The aim of the project was to develop an intelligent data processing framework for analyzing and interpreting data collected from systems of systems comprising sensor and actuator networks such that faults are promptly detected, isolated, identified and accommodated for in future decisions or actions. In particular, the research activity I coordinated focused on the design and development of cognitive fault diagnosis systems able to exploit temporal and spatial functional dependencies among acquired datastreams to improve fault detection, fault isolation and identification in complex sensor/actuator networks.

Project web site:  http://www.i-sense.org/

MIARIA (INTERREG EU project Italy-Switzerland)
Years: 2009-2012 – Role within the project: Co-coordinator of the research activity for PoliMi

The project focused on the design of innovative distributed systems for the collection and the transmission of environmental data –and commands back- to a second-generation monitoring control room, the subsequent data aggregation and analysis for designing dynamic risk maps in alpine environments subject to hydrogeological risks. In particular, the research activity I co-coordinated focused on the design and development of novel hybrid architectures and hardware platforms, adaptive and intelligent mechanisms, robust communication protocols, and efficient energy management solutions.

The technological outcomes of this project are the design and development of a rock collapse forecasting system that has been deployed in several critical areas of the Italian-Swiss Alps (Torrioni di Rialba, July 2010; Ticino, Switzerland, August 2011; Gallivaggio, July 2012) and the design and development of an intelligent landslide monitoring system that has been deployed in critical slopes of the Italian Alps (Torrioni di Rialba, July 2011; Premana, August 2012).

Project web site:  http://www.miaria.regione.lombardia.it

Checkpoint integrato (Settore strategico ICT – Founded by the Region of Lombardy)
Years: 2012-2014 – Role within the project: Coordinator of the research activity

The aim of the project is the design and development of a new generation of security checkpoints, called “Integrated Checkpoint”, where different technological solutions for the detection of hazardous materials (e.g., explosives) both in luggage and on people coexist and cooperate. The main characteristic of the integrated checkpoint is the capability to exploit all these technological solutions to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of the monitoring action. Within this project, the research activity I coordinate focuses on the design, the development and the testing of advanced algorithms for the detection of explosives based on computational intelligence techniques and novel filtering solutions to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. 

SEMAT (Italian-Australian Project)
Years: 2007-2009 – Role within the project: Researcher

The project aimed at developing an environmental monitoring framework for the monitoring of the underwater luminosity and temperature, information necessary to derive the health status of the coralline barrier as well as providing quantitative indications related to cyclone formations in tropical areas. In particular, my involvement in the research activity focused on the design and development of a WSN–based solution characterized by energy harvesting, robustness with respect to a large class of perturbations and real-time adaptation to the network topology abilities.
The technological outcome of this project was the design and development of a wireless sensor network-based system for the monitoring of aquatic environments that has been deployed in Queensland, AUS (Nov. 2007).

PROMETEO (Politecnico di Milano strategic research project)
Years: 2007-2009 – Role within the project: Researcher

Prometeo was a strategic research project of Politecnico di Milano focusing on civil protection and homeland security (public protection) topics. The project, which involved a relevant number of partners from 8 departments, aimed on our side at studying and developing ICT-based methodologies and technologies for risk prevention and emergency management. Within this project, my research activity focused on the design of ad-hoc innovative devices and sensors, advanced algorithms for image and signal processing and emergency and monitoring rooms of second generation
The technological outcome of this project is the design and development of a rock collapse forecasting system that has been deployed on the S. Martino Mountain, April 2010.