Luca Mottola

Luca Mottola

"The purpose of abstraction is not to be vague,
but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise"

E. W. Dijkstra - from the Humble Programmer, 1972.
(Read also another interesting article about abstraction).

I am an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and a Senior Researcher at
SICS Swedish ICT. My research is about designing, building, and validating
networked embedded software to power the operation of cyberphysical systems, the "Internet of Things", wireless sensor networks, and drone sensor networks! I try not just to talk and to write about these systems, but also to build and deploy them!

Awards and Recognition

See also press coverage during the Universal Exposition in Milan, held in 2015: @Expo News: "Internet of Things and Smart Agriculture", @Expo Magazine: "Ten Innovators Talk About Visions of 2050", and @Expo Magazine: "More Team-play for Drones!"

What's New?

New EWSN papers!
Our papers "Efficient State Retention for Transiently-powered Embedded Sensing", co-authored with Naveed Bhatti, and "Predictable MAC-level Performance in Low-power Wireless under Interference" co-authored with Mathieu Michel, Nicolas Tsiftes, and Thiemo Voigt
have been accepted at ACM EWSN 2016!

IPSN PhD Forum!
Together with Octav Chipara, I am co-organizing the IPSN Ph.D. Forum this year.
If you are a Ph.D. student early in your career, consider attending!

Scientific events I'm currently involved in:
ACM SENSYS 2016 (PC member):
14th ACM International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems.
ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016 (PC member, Ph.D. Forum chair):
15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing
in Sensor Networks - part of CPSWEEK.
IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
ACM EWSN 2016 (PC member, Poster/demo chair):
International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks.
IEEE DCOSS 2016 (PC member):
International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems.
IEEE Percom 2016 (PC member):
IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications.

Previously, I was also involved in ACM SENSYS (PC member - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), ACM/IEEE IPSN - part of CPSWEEK (PC member - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016; poster/demo chair - 2013), IEEE ICDCS (PC member - 2011, 2014, 2015), IEEE RTSS (PC member - 2013, 2014), IEEE Percom (PC member - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), ACM EWSN (PC member - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016; poster/demo chair - 2011, 2016), IEEE DCOSS (PC co-chair - 2015; PC member - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016), IEEE SRDS (PC member - 2010, 2014, 2015), and SESENA (PC co-chair - 2011; PC member - 2010, 2012), among the others.

Recent Selected Publications

The following papers are representative of my current and past investigation (more
under publications):

Students and Collaborators

If you are interested in researching the embedded systems of the future and have a passion for making things concrete and not just on paper, drop me a line. Several thesis topics both at M.Sc. and Ph.D level, as well as smaller projects are available around these themes!

I have the pleasure to work with a number of smart people right now:

Past students and collaborators who contributed to some of the works that appear here are:


"Dott. Paolo Mottola" scholarship
The Italian Association for Liver Research is offering a scholarship
to carry out research on liver tumors.

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