Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova
This is the Web site of the Summer School of Information Engineering, held every summer in Bressanone (BZ), Italia. The School is currently organized by Profs. Gaudenzio Meneghesso and Michele Rossi, covering topics within the fields of Electronics and Telecommunications.
Technical Program SSIE 2018 –Message from the organizers
Dear colleagues and students, the 28th Summer PhD School of Information Engineering (SSIE) will take place in Brixen, Italy, at the University of Padova’s premises, from the 23rd to the 27th of July 2018. The school was first organized in 1991 by Prof. Silvano Pupolin, who has been its Director until 2016. The initial aim was for it to be a meeting point for Italian PhD students. The friendly environment of Brixen, along with the excellent UNIPD facilities and the high quality lectures, soon increased the school’s popularity amongst Italian institutions and internationally. Every year, we make our best to offer a rich, competent and exciting training program. SSIE 2018 is technically sponsored by the IEEE Sensors Council, Italy Chapter.
SSIE 2018 has been a great success, thanks to our fantastic speakers and to the students that have attended the school. A video has been filmed, you can watch it at the top of this page. We look forward to meeting you at the next edition of SSIE, in July 2019 !!!
SSIE 2018 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Sensors Council, Italy Chapter
Gaudenzio Meneghesso received the Laurea degree in electronics engineering, researching on the failure mechanism induced by hot electrons in MESFETs and HEMTs, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and telecommunication engineering from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. He was with the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, with a Human Capital and Mobility Fellowship (within the SUSTAIN Network) in 1995, involved in research on the dynamic behavior of protection structures against ESD. He has been a Full Professor with the University of Padova since 2011. He has published more than 470 technical papers, more than 50 of which were invited papers. His current research interests include electrical characterization, modeling, and reliability of microwave and optoelectronics devices on III–V and III–N; electrical characterization, modeling, and reliability of RF-MEMS switches for reconfigurable antenna arrays; development of electrostatic discharge protection structures for CMOS and SMART POWER integrated circuits; and characterization and reliability of organic semiconductors devices. Prof. Meneghesso is a Reviewer of several international journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, the IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, the IEEE Electronics Letters, the Journal of Applied Physics, the Applied Physics Letters, Semiconductor Science and Technology (IOP), and Microelectronics Reliability (Elsevier). He served for the IEEE International Electron Device Meeting in the Executive Committee as European Arrangements Chair in 2006 and 2007. He has served in the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium since 2005, and he has been with the Management Committee since 2009. He is in the Steering Committee of several international conferences, including European Solid-State Device Research Conference; European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF); Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits held in Europe; and Heterostructures Technology Workshop. He has been also involved in the TPC of several international conferences. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, in the area of compound semiconductor devices, since 2007. He was a recipient of the Italian Telecom Award for his thesis work in 1993 and six Best Paper Awards from the ESREF Conference in 1996, 1999, 2007, and 2009 and in the Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium in 2006. Prof. Meneghesso is coordinator of the EU H2020 project InRel-NPower: http://www.inrel-npower.eu/
Since May 2017, I am Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy. My research interests are centered around a) stochastic modeling, opti- mization and protocol design for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT), with focus on wearable IoT devices and smart health, b) optimization of mobile networks in the presence of renewable en- ergy sources and c) optimization of market, control and telecommunication aspects of Smart Energy Grids. I have authored more than 100 scientific papers published in International conferences, book chapters and Jour- nals, mainly of the IEEE, two patents (with DOCOMO) and I have been the recipient of five best paper awards from the IEEE. Since 2005, I have actively co-supervised the research activity on Internet of Things (IoT) within the Signet group @ DEI. In 2005–2009, I have collaborated with the Ubiquitous Networking Research group @ DO- COMO Euro-Labs (Munich, Germany) in the design of distributed processing, storage and data dissemination for ad hoc networks (Network Coding and Compressive Sensing). Since 2010, I have been working with World- Sensing (Barcelona, Spain) on optimized WSN solutions for Smart Cities and environmental monitoring, this collaboration led to joint publications and continues nowadays through the involvement in the H2020 MSCA SCAVENGE ITN. Since 2002, I have been involved in numerous EU projects on WSN/IoT such as EYES (proto- cols for energy efficient WSN, 2002–2005), e-SENSE (protocols and architectures for WSN, 2004–2007), SENSEI (WSN as enablers of the future Internet, 2007–2010) and SWAP (Marie Curie, Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered systems, 2010–2014). In 2010-2013, I have been the technical coordinator of the protocol design activity (WP3) carried out in the EU IOT-A project (the flagship FP7 EU project on Internet of Things Architectures, 2010–2013) and a senior Marie Curie researcher within SWAP. Since 2010, I have been the Principal Investiga- tor of six research projects, including MOSAIC (“MOnitoring Sensor and Actuator networks through Integrated Compressive Sensing and data gathering”, 2010–2012), a SAMSUNG GRO award on biometric signal processing for wearable IoT devices (2014–2015), the H2020 MSCA ITN SCAVENGE on mobile networks exploiting ambient energy (2016–2019) and the IoT-SURF project on software libraries and processing tools for connected and un- connected IoT objects (2016–2017). From 2011 to 2016 I have been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Since January 2016, I am Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. I have been on the TPC of 100+ international conferences and I regularly serve as reviewer for scientific Journals of the IEEE, ACM, Springer and Elsevier. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE.
The honorary director
Prof. Silvano Pupolin
Silvano passed away on February 11, 2018. We remember him as a passionate Professor and a good man. He always loved organizing this school and, above all, spending time with the students, nurturing a magnificent research community, without ever asking anything in return. We miss him.