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Dora Spenza

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  • Postdoc Researcher
  • Dept. of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome
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I am a Postdoc researcher at the Department of Computer Science of University of Rome "La Sapienza" and member of the SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems (SENSES) laboratory. I have a PhD in Computer Science from Sapienza University of Rome. I was a visiting scholar at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Penn State University, USA. My research interests lie in the field of green and energy-efficient sensing systems, with an emphasis on energy-harvesting and radio-triggering techniques for wireless sensor networks and for the IoT, and on resource allocation and tasking for environmental and structural monitoring. I have been part of the organizing and technical program committee of over a dozen international conferences in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks. I am the PI of two Sapienza research grants for young researchers on green sensing systems, and the recipient of the 2010 Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Wireless Networking.

Recent publications

  • HELIOS: Outsourcing of Security Operations in Green Wireless Sensor Networks

    • Ateniese G
    • Bianchi G
    • Capossele A
    • et al.
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  • WHARP: A Wake-Up Radio and Harvesting-Based Forwarding Strategy for Green Wireless Networks

    • Basagni S
    • Di Valerio V
    • Koutsandria G
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Postdoc Researcher

Dept. of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome

November 2013 - Present

PhD student

Dept. of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome

November 2009 - November 2013(4 years)

Visiting PhD student

Penn State University, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

March 2011 - July 2011(4 months)


PhD student

Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Dipartimento di Informatica

November 2009 - November 2013(4 years)

Erasmus student

Department of Computer Science, University of Leicester

September 2007 - January 2008(4 months)

Co-authors (21)