Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of wireless sensor networks and cyber-physical systems.

Currently, I am involved in an initiative to define a benchmark for low-power wireless networks, check out the IoT Bench website.

During my PhD, I worked on solutions to support the principled design and deployment of WSNs by improving the understanding of how the natural outdoor environment affects the network stack, and providing tools (TRIDENT, HARPOON) and modeling techniques to assess this impact.

Projects

Nimbus Research Centre, Cork, Ireland
  • September 2018-January 2019: AMIPlatform
    Investigating new technologies and communication tools to power the next generation of services in smart ageing communities.
  • June 2016-till now: Cognitive Radio Communication for WSNs
    Investigating solutions for white space prediction for WSNs in the presence of WiFi traffic.
  • June 2015-January 2019: Service-centric network for Urban-scale Feedback system (SURF)
    Investigating solutions for network-wide control and real-time communication in multi-hop low-power wireless networks.
DISI, University of Trento, Italy
  • 2010-2012: Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence (CONET), member of deployment strategies cluster
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2008-2010: Integrated system for continuous surveillance on the smart e-health network for patients suffering of cardio diseases
  • 2007-2008: Intelligent space of heterogeneous and context aware agents
  • 2005-2008: National management system for digital resources in science and technologies based on GRID infrastructure
  • 2004-2006: Implementing communications in industrial control systems using the QoS facilities of the IPv6 protocol
  • 2003: Designing and implementing a software communication infrastructure for environments with dynamic topologies

Talks

AROBS Transilvania Software, "Of animals, buildings, cities, factories, ships and wireless sensor networks", Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 2019.

INSA, Lyon, "On Building a Stairway to Centralized Wireless Sensor Networks Control", Lyon, France, November 2017.

Lakeside Labs, "Wireless Sensor Networks in Harsh Environments - From the Wild to the City", Klagenfurt, Austria, December 2016.

University College Cork, "Measuring, Understanding, and Estimating the Influence of the Environment on Low-Power Wireless Networks", Cork, Ireland, January 2016.

Misc

My team, SenseP (Tamil Selvan, Mohit Sethi, Adam Ticz), won the innovation competition during the CPS Summer School 2014, by developing an integrated solution to detect wet diapers and notify the nurses.

July-September 2004: DAAD Scholarship at University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof.Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz.