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Jr. Assistant Professor

The University of Trento, Italy seeks candidates with significant accomplishments in any field related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), who are committed to applying their research to the energy domain (e.g., smart buildings, smart grids, green computing, etc.).

The successful candidate for the position will be expected to have a strong publication record and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A proven record of participation in research projects and experience in teaching in English in graduate institutions is desirable. Knowledge of Italian is not a requirement. The University of Trento particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.

The Department offers two graduate courses (Computer Science and Telecommunications Engineering) and a Ph.D. school—all taught exclusively in English and designed for an international student audience—besides a double degree Master of Science program in ICT Innovation within the European Institute of Technology ICTLabs, of which Trento is a core partner.

The Department also offers three undergraduate courses, including a recently approved strategic initiative in cooperation with the Economics and Management Department to start a B.Sc. degree taught in English.

The successful candidate is expected to teach a course in one of these programs, based on previous expertise and background, and conduct research in the context of the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI)

More information available here.

Post-doc Position at University of Trento, Italy

The D3S group at the University of Trento, Italy, invites applications for a post‐doctoral research position in wireless sensor networks.

In the context of WSNs, the D3S has been successful in bringing research results into real‐world, long‐term, operational deployments. Examples are the structural health monitoring of a medieval tower, and the closed‐loop control of lighting in a road tunnel. The scientific results of these projects received the Best Paper Award at IPSN (both in 2009 and 2011) and the Mark Weiser Best Paper Award at PerCom 2012. The WSN-based system deployed in the road tunnel has been granted an EU patent.

Other ongoing projects include: i) a project aimed at large-scale monitoring of the environment and the wildlife dwelling in it; ii) a cross-disciplinary project on smart spaces, iii) a follow-up project of the road tunnel deployment, investigating energy-harvesting devices and wireless actuation.

Although we emphasize real-world applications as a motivation and a concrete opportunity for the validation of our research, the latter is not limited to the immediate needs of WSN deployments. We perform a mix of curiosity-driven and application-driven research. The research challenges tackled by D3S span a broad set of topics, ranging from low-layer issues concerned with the characterization and design of communication protocols to higher-layer issues related with programming platforms and software achitectures for WSNs.

The successful candidate is expected to propose ideas and lead scientific efforts on ongoing research topics, and to coordinate the related activities of junior members of the team.

More information available here

Post‐doc Position at University of Trento, Italy

The D3S group at the University of Trento,  Italy,  invites  applications for a post‐doctoral research position in wireless sensor networks (WSNs).

We are seeking a candidate to conduct research in the context  of a  funded  3‐year project, starting in 2014, aimed at large‐scale monitoring of the environment, and of the  wildlife  dwelling  in it.  To this end, the project employs a mixture of static and mobile (animal‐borne) WSN nodes, which are  used  in  synergy  with other  monitoring  technologies,  such as on‐board low‐resolution cameras and remote sensing.  As such, the project tackles several open research problems, for instance: protocols supporting opportunistic delivery of data (including camera snapshots)  from  the mobile WSN nodes; programming approaches enabling users to easily tailor the WSN to their application needs; models and  methodologies  guiding  the  integrated acquisition and use of the multi‐scale data provided by remote sensing and on‐ground WSNs.

The successful candidate is expected to propose  ideas  and  lead scientific efforts on the project research topics, and to coordinate the related activities of junior members of the team. The language of the research group is English.

D3S has a successful track of bringing research results into  real‐world,  long‐term,  operational  WSN deployments. Examples are the structural health monitoring of a  medieval  tower,  and  the closed‐loop  control of lighting in a road tunnel, which received Best Paper Awards at IPSN (2009 and 2011) and PerCom (2012).

The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science is a leading and fast‐growing research institution, characterized by a young and international faculty and by a  large,  international student  population.   Indicators for scientific production place the department among the top in Europe. Trento is a vibrant  city with a beautifully preserved historic center, consistently ranked at the top for quality of life in Italy.  It offers a variety  of cultural and sports opportunities all year around, as well as excellent food and wine.

Requirements:
* Ph.D.  in  computer  science,  telecommunications,  or  related fields;
*  strong  programming  and systems skills: hands‐on knowledge of TinyOS and/or Contiki is very welcome, and so is experience  with building WSN in‐field deployments;
*  knowledge of WSN research: communication issues, MAC and routing protocols, programming platforms;
* good analytical, technical, and problem solving skills;
* good teamwork and organizational skills.

The position is intended to last 2 years  (with  an  intermediate evaluation  at  12  months)  and  can be extended. The indicative start date is February 2014, however other  start  times  can  be considered.

The deadline for applications is November 25, 2013.

Applications should contain, in a single PDF document:
* a cover letter stating the applicant’s research goals;
* a detailed CV including publication list;
* names and contact information for three references.

Applications should be sent via e‐mail (subject: “D3S postdoc application”) to gianpietro.picco(AT_symbol)unitn.it. For more information, please contact Prof. Gian Pietro Picco (gianpietro.picco(AT_symbol)unitn.it).

As a side note: Prof. Gian Pietro Picco is attending ACM SenSys in Rome next week, in case any candidate around wants to chat personally about the position and the project.

Two PhD Positions Available in Trento, Italy

Applications are invited from those interested in pursuing a PhD in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in Trento, Italy within the D3S group.  Two positions are currently available. D3S is a cross-institution group of researchers from both the University of Trento and the nearby FBK-IRST research center, whose projects are characterised by theoretical backing and practical applicability.

Trento is a vibrant city with a beautifully preserved historic center, consistently ranked at the top for quality of life in Italy.  It offers a variety of cultural and sports opportunities all year around, as well as excellent food and wine.

Applications must be filed online before 13h00 CET, 16 March 2011. More information about this exciting opportunity available here.

Networked Embedded Systems: Humans in the Loop

The Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence (CONET) is organising another Summer School this year. Like the 2009 edition, the school goes back to Bertinoro International Center for Informatics (BiCi), (Forlì-Cesena), Italy and will be held on 24 – 30 July, 2011.

Sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, and cooperating objects are becoming an important part of our daily life. Humans build, deploy, use, and maintain these systems that can sense our activities and influence our behaviour. We will increasingly rely on these networked embedded systems, therefore also requiring a secure and privacy-preserving treatment of sensitive human-centric data. Novel paradigms and solutions are also needed to allow humans to interact with these systems.

The goal of the summer school is to survey fundamental and applied aspects of networked embedded systems and their relationship to humans, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in these areas through a series of lectures by international experts. Participants will also experience the relevant technologies during hands-on courses and be given a chance to present their own work during a participants’ workshop. The school will provide a great opportunity to know other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts that may lead to research collaborations in the future. We expect about 60 participants. The intended audience are postgraduate students, PhD students, and young researchers from universities and industrial laboratories around the world.

More information available here.

PhD Student Position in WSN

We are glad to announce a PhD position at the University of Trento, Italy, for doing research in WSN within the D3S group. D3S is a cross-institution group of researchers from both the university and the nearby FBK-IRST research centre, whose projects are characterised by theoretical backing and practical applicability.

Examples of projects currently ongoing include TRITon, a project on road tunnel monitoring using WSNs, and ACube, a project where a pervasive computing environment equipped with audio, video, and other types of sensors provide support for elders and people with disabilities. New PhD students are invited to participate in ongoing projects to gain experience and insight into real systems, and to identify novel, challenging problems whose solutions break new ground.

Complete info about the call, the University, the city and previous research projects from this group are available here.

Applications deadline 20 April 2010

BAIA Panel Wireless Sensor Networks

BAIA, Business Association Italy America, has organized a Panel has organized a Panel on “Business Models and Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks” on 10/08/2008. The event, sponsored by Pirelli Tyre, Telecom Italia and C’ Era una Volta, has taken place at the University of California at Berkeley with more than one hundred attendees from the academia and the industry. The Panel has been kindly introduced by Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Dott. Fabrizio Marcelli.

The distinguished panelists have been:
– Prof. David Culler, UC Berkeley, CTO and Co-Founder of Arch Rock
– Mike Horton, CEO and Co-Founder of Crossbow
– Prof. Raju Pandey, UC Davis, CTO and Co-Founder of Synapsense
– Prof. Kris Pister, UC Berkeley, CTO and Co-Founder of Dust Networks
– Dr. Joe Polastre, CTO and Co-Founder of Sentilla

The panel has been moderated by Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of Cadence Design Systems and Honorary Chairman of BAIA. The Panelists have discussed possible business models for WSNs and have answered the questions of the audience on the market perspectives for the technology and on the obstacles still to be overcome.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=6128778504877856899&hl=en&fs=true