Research projects

This page lists the projects we are (or we had been) working on.

ALICE: Analysis and Classification of IoT Communication Devices

Funding: Electrolux GC&T
Start: 2021-08-06
End: 2021-11-06
Pi: Michele Segata

The aim of the project is to continue the cooperation between Dr. Segata and Electrolux, in particular by working on the classification of IoT devices.

SAFE-UComm: Cybersecurity for Safe Underwater Acoustic Communications

Funding: NATO SPS
Start: 2021-03-01
End: 2024-02-28
Pi: Paolo Casari

Underwater acoustic communications (UWAC) is increasingly perceived as a cost-effective ocean exploration and monitoring means. However, while carrying out these tasks, UWAC devices are left unattended over long periods of time and may become vulnerable to external attacks. The recent introduction of standards protocols for UWAC makes these attacks more viable.

In SAFE-UComm, we explore new ways to secure UWAC against attackers. Our solutions eliminate the need to change existing modems or include encryption systems, and rather provide a protective layer that can be added to any modem, offering a practical solution to underwater cybersecurity.

SECEDA: Small Scale Cooperative Driving Platform

Funding: UNIBZ RTD Call 2021
Start: 2021-10-01
End: 2023-03-31
Pi: Michele Segata

The aim of SECEDA is the small-scale, real-world development and testing of cooperative driving maneuvers and vehicular communication protocols through a cooperative driving fleet composed of model cars. SECEDA will work the development and the testing of new Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)-based remote control. This idea exploits MEC cloud computing to bring the control of the vehicles to the edge, bringing great adaptation potentials to variable road traffic and communication conditions. The testbed will also pave the road to other research studies, spanning from collective data sensing and distributed embedded machine learning.