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Dr. Stefano Tennina

Dr. Stefano Tennina

Dr. Stefano Tennina


Dr. Stefano Tennina (b. June 26th, 1978) received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003, the qualification to the profession of Engineer from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2007. Since August 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and the Centre of Excellence in Research DEWS (Design Methodologies for Embedded Controllers, Wireless Interconnections and System-on-Chip), where he also was a post-doctoral researcher. For 3 years since September 2009 he has been with the CISTER Research Unit, Portugal, where he currently holds a position of a Research Associate, and was involved in two projects: the EMMON project of the ARTEMISIA 7th European Framework (Artemis 100036), aiming at designing large-scale and dense wireless sensor networks for real-time monitoring and SENODS (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-012988, CMU-PT/SIA/0045/2009), a project of PT-CMU program, targeting energy efficiency in large Data Centres.
Since December 2004, he is co-founder of WEST Aquila S.r.l. (Wireless Embedded Systems Technologies L’Aquila), a R&D Spin-Off of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and the Centre of Excellence in Research DEWS, where he currently holds the position of Senior Research Engineer and is involved in several EU Marie Curie projects (WSN4QoL, FP7 IAPP Contract Number 286047, Smart-NRG, FP7 IAPP Contract Number 612294, CASPER, H2020 RISE Contract Number 645393, and AQUASENSE, H2020 ITN Contract Number 813680) and several National projects.
His main research interests are in the area of wireless networked embedded systems, with particular emphasis on applied analysis and experimentation on physical networks testbeds. His current research activity is mainly focused on fully distributed positioning algorithms and energy efficient wireless communications through network coding and distributed source coding algorithms. As a professional member of IEEE and ACM since 2011, he (co-)authored 30+ among journal, book chapter and conference papers in the area of wireless communication systems, positioning techniques and experimental activities. He also published 1 book in 2013 in Electrical and Computer Engineering SpringerBriefs.
He serves as reviewer for several journals and international conferences.


RP10: Wireless Communication system (ESR10, WEST)
This project will design a communication system which will be driven by the following key requirements: (i) energy efficiency to allow continuous operation for up to several months, (ii) real-time availability and action for prompt notification of remote user in caser of false alarm, (iii) Multi-hop/cooperative networking for continuous monitoring of the water parameters without range limit, (iv) security to protect the data against external interference and attacks, (v) error resilient and data reliability of data transfer, (v) context awareness to understand the conditions of the water to be constantly monitored, as well as the possibility to track the evolution of pollutant and react accordingly (e.g., by promptly activate water sampling actions). The communication system will be evaluated through both computer simulations and real testbeds.


Wireless Embedded Systems Technologies L’Aquila (WEST)