Gian Pietro Picco - University of Trento, Italy
Biography: Gian Pietro Picco is a professor in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento, Italy. His research has spanned software engineering, middleware, and distributed systems, and is currently focused on low-power wireless networking and localization for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems. The research performed in his group emphasizes the validation of novel approaches and protocols via system prototypes and their evaluation in real-world testbeds and applications. He is the recipient of several awards, including a "Most Influential Paper" at ICSE'07 (for a paper published a decade earlier) and Best Paper Awards at IPSN (2009, 2011, 2015, 2023), PerCom (2012), EWSN (2018), and IPIN (2019). He has served as General Chair and Program Chair for several flagship conferences (e.g., SenSys, CPS-Iot Week, SECON, EWSN, IoTDI, DCOSS, Middleware). He is an associate editor for ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks (TOSN) and has served in the same role for IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering (TSE) and the J. of Pervasive and Mobile Computing. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Trans. on the Internet of Things (TIOT).
Marco Fiore - IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain
Biography: Marco Fiore is a Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain, and a co-founder and CTO at Net AI, a UK-based network intelligence company. He received MSc degrees from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, and Politecnico of Torino, Italy, a PhD degree from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and a Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from Université de Lyon, France. Marco has been a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) at Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon, France, Associate Researcher at Inria, France, Researcher at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, and visiting researcher at Rice University, USA, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, and University College London, UK. He is a former Marie Curie fellow and Royal Society visiting research fellow, and he is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of ACM. Marco's research interests are in subjects at the interface of mobile networks and data science.