Embedded Communication Systems Group

The Embedded Communication Systems (EcoSys) group performs research in electronics and telecommunications to develop solutions in several application domains: cyber physical systems, internet of things, smart mobility, smart grids, smart factories. Advanced data connectivity solutions are currently investigated based on radio and power line communications.

Members

Chair
Prof. Dr. Ing. Andrea M. Tonello

Administration
Ursula Rotter

Assistants
Francesco Marcuzzi
Federico Passerini
Venkata Pathuri Bhuvana
Davide Righini

PhD students

Arash Ebrahimi
Alireza Ghiasimonfared
Babak Salamat
Sarmad Shaikh

Master students
Sergej Bauer (now with KAI)
Patrick Valet (now with Intel)

Visiting scientists
Prof. Johannes Huber (Univ. Erlangen)
Prof. John Thompson (Univ. Edinburgh)
Prof. Stephan Weiss (Univ. Strathclyde)

Visiting students
Leen Anabtawi (An-Najah Nat. University, 2017)
Cristiano Pezzuto (University of Udine, 2017)
Deep Shrestha (CTTC Barcelona, 2016)
Octave Auscher (INSA Rennes, 2016)
Davide Righini (University of Udine, 2016)
Francesco Marcuzzi (University of Udine, 2016)
Khaled Rabie (University of Manchester, 2015)
Wafae Bakkali (Orange Labs, 2015)

Laboratories

The group manages several labs.

PLC LabPower Line Communication Lab
The PLC lab is used to test and prototype power line communication technology in different application domains: smart metering, smart grids, home/industrial networking, in-vehicle PLC buses. The lab is equipped with field measurement equipment, EMC/EMI test equipment, emulation and simulation platforms, narrow band and broad band PLC modems.

EcoSys Lab Radio Lab
The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art measurement equipment up to 6 GHz (DSOs, network analyzer, vector signal generators) and tools for electronic system design including antenna design. It includes software defined radios (USRPs) for fast prototyping of MIMO systems and of radio localization systems.

IoT Lab - Tonello IoT Living Lab
The lab consists of an IoT platform that integrates heterogeneous communication technologies (NB wireless, WiFi, NB PLC, BB PLC) and a number of sensors. It is meant to provide a living infrastructure for training and research on dense hybrid IoT networks and IoT applications including smart buildings and energy management.

Collaborations

Collaborations are going on with several universities: UBC,  CTTC, Telecom Bretagne, INSA Rennes, University of Udine, Strathclyde University, University of Manchester, Tsinghua University, University of Aberdeen.
Collaboration with industry offers opportunities for training and thesis development.

Former students at Univ. Udine – WiPli Lab

Former PhDs at WiPli Lab
Andrea Papaiz (2014-16) – Alberto Pittolo (2013-15) – Mauro Girotto (2012-14) – Marco De Piante (2011-13) – Luca Di Bert (2011-13) – Abdallah Hamini (2010-12) – Massimo Antoniali (2010-12) – Fabio Versolatto (2010-12) – Daniele Inserra (2010-12)  – Salvatore D’Alessandro (2009-11) – Nicola Moret (2009-11) – Francesco Pecile (2006-09)

Former Researchers at WiPli Lab
Nikoleta Andreadou (2011-12) – Elion Paron (2010-11) – Andrea Omenetto (2009-10) – Benjamin Béjar (2009) – Marco Bellin (2007-08) – Tao Zheng (2008) – Michele Nocente (2007) – Lorenzo Bertolissi (2006) – José Cortes Arrabal (2006)

Former MS Students
Luca Scarel (2004) – Marco Bellin (2004) – Fabio Rossi (2004) – Gianni Grespan (2005) – Francesco Pecile (2005) – Salvatore d’Alessandro (2008) – Luca Durante (2008) – Andrea Omenetto (2008) – Nicola Moret (2008) – Nicola Capula (2009) – Massimo Antoniali (2009) – Daniele Inserra (2009) – Fabio Versolatto (2009) – Luca di Bert (2010) – Mauro Girotto (2011) – Federico Iannacone (2011) – Silvio Martella (2012) – Alberto Pittolo (2012) – Gabriele Brajnik (2012) – Andrea Papaiz (2013) – Andrea Cernoia (2015) – Marco Novello (2016) – Francesco Marcuzzi (2016) – Davide Righini (2016)

Former BS Students
Nicola Tonello (2003) – Francesco Miconi (2003) – Gabriele Sclauzero (2003) – Michele Nocente (2004) – Alessandro Michelutti (2004) – Marco Michelesio (2004) – Cristian Noacco (2004) – Paolo dal Ben (2004) – Francesco Usardi (2004) – Davide Baccarin (2005) – Matteo Iellina (2005) – Luca Stangherlin (2005) – Paolo Marcon (2005) – Brun Giorgio (2005) – Gabriele Revelant (2005) – Silvia delli Zotti (2007) – Daniel Paviotti (2009) – Gabriele Nobile (2010) – Riccardo Augusto Bellina (2012) – Cristian Picco (2013) – Simone Pielich (2015) – Simone Clocchiatti (2015) – Michele Menon (2016)