Luca Mottola is an associate professor at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a senior researcher at SICS Swedish ICT. Previously, he was a research scholar at the University of Southern California (USA). He completed his Ph.D. at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2008.
His research interests focus on modern networked embedded systems, with the current focus on Cyberphysical Systems, Drone Sensor Networks, and Low-power Wireless Sensing. Out of his research, he was listed amongst Postscapes "Internet of Things Top 100 Thinkers”, and has received the ERCIM Cor Baayen Award, the MIT TR Italia Young Innovator Award, the EWSN/CONET European Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, the Best Paper Award at ACM/IEEE IPSN 2011, the Best Paper Award at ACM/IEEE IPSN 2009, and the Best Demo Award at ACM SenSys 2007. In 2014, he was part of the panel “Safe and secure Internet of Things” held at the House of Lords - U.K. Parliament. Luca’s work appears regularly at prestigious conferences in the field, including ACM SENSYS and ACM/IEEE IPSN. The strong community involvement further testifies the recognition gained by his work, as Luca routinely serves on the program commitees of top conferences such as ACM SENSYS, ACM/IEEE IPSN, IEEE RTSS, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SRDS, EWSN, and IEEE INFOCOM. He was PC co-chair for IEEE DCOSS 2015.