Prof. Gian Pietro Picco, member from the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, has made significant contributions to his research discipline; for which he and his research group were awarded on more than one occasion this year.
In collaboration with the PhD student Pablo Corbalan Pelegrin, they won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) with the article "Concurrent Ranging in Ultra-wideband Radios: Experimental Evidence, Challenges and Opportunities". The event was held from February 14-16, 2018 at Madrid (Spain), a highly selective single-track international conference focusing in premier research results at the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networking. Detailed information about the conference can be found at EWSN 2018 website.
Another achievement, the 2nd place with their system Crystal, at the EWSN'18 Dependability Competition. Crystal is an interference-resilient ultra-low power data collection protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSN) especially efficient in applications generating sparse aperiodic traffic, lead by prof. Picco in collaboration with Matteo Trobinger (PhD student UNITrento), Timofei Istomin (PostDoc UNITrento & FBK) and Amy Lynn Murphy (senior researcher at FBK). Further details about the winners can be found at "EWSN'18 Dependability Competition: Final Results" page.
The EWSN'18 Dependability Competition is organized every year and it attracts more than 15 teams from all over the world. The main focus of the competition is to compare the performance of WSN and IoT communication protocols in harsh RF environments.
Finally, Prof. Picco was nominated as (co) Editor-in-Chief of the new journal ACM Transactions on the Internet of Things (TIoT).