Leader: Prof. Giuseppe Anastasi


Giuseppe Anastasi

Giuseppe Anastasi was the Head of the Department of Information Engineering (DII) at the University of Pisa, Italy, from 2016 to 2020. He is currently a Professor of computer engineering at the same department, where he directs the CrossLab for Industry 4.0, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) in the framework of the "Departments of Excellence" program. It consists of six interdisciplinary and integrated research laboratories (CrossLabs) covering all the key areas of Industry 4.0. From 2015 to 2018 he was also the (founding) director of the CINI "Smart Cities" National Lab, a nation-wide competence center on smart cities & communities, consisting of 29 nodes (local labs) located at different Italian universities.

His scientific interests include Internet of Things, Fog/Edge Computing, Cyber-physical Systems, Cybersecurity, and Smart Environments (Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Smart Industries). He is a co-editor of two books: Advanced Lectures in Networking (LNCS 2497, Springer, 2002), and Methodologies and Technologies for Networked Enterprises (LNCS 7200, Springer, 2012). He has published more than 150 research papers in the area of computer networks and distributed systems. His publications have received about 10000 citations, according to Google Scholar (H-index=42). He has contributed to many research projects, funded by national and international institutions, also with leading roles. 

Dr. Anastasi is currently serving as Steering Committee member of the IEEE SMARTCOMP conference. Previously, he served as Area Editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC, 2007-16); Associate Editor of Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM, 2010-15); Area Editor of Computer Communications (ComCom, 2008-10); General Chair of IEEE SMARTCOMP 2018, IEEE WoWMoM 2005; Program Chair of IEEE SMARTCOMP 2016, IEEE MSN 2015, IFIP/IEEE SustainIT 2012, IEEE PerCom 2010 and IEEE WoWMoM 2008. He has co-founded many successful international workshops and conferences.

Daniele Testi

Daniele Testi, born in Pietrasanta (LU), Italy, in 1977, has been Associate Professor of Technical Physics since 2014 at the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Constructions Engineering (DESTEC) of the University of Pisa. In 2018, he obtained the National Scientific Qualification for Full Professor of Technical Physics.

Graduated with honors in Aerospace Engineering (2002), PhD in Electric and Thermal Energy (2006), Post-Doctoral Researcher (2006-2009), Research Fellow (2010-2011), and Permanent University Researcher (2011-2014) at the University of Pisa. In 2008, he received the EUROTHERM Young Scientist Award. He has been President of the M.Sc. Course in Energy Engineering, and he is currently President of the B.Sc. Course in Energy Engineering. Member of the Council of CIRESS (Interdepartmental Center for Research on Energy for Sustainable Development).

He has been a co-teacher of Applied Thermodynamics, Energy Systems, Building Energetics and HVAC Systems, Systems Theory, and Energy Saving in Buildings. He currently teaches Technical Physics, Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, and Smart Heating and Cooling Systems. Main research fields: electrohydrodynamics, single-phase and multiphase heat transfer, mixed convection, submerged jets, compact heat exchangers and heat sinks, convective heat transfer enhancement techniques, measurement techniques in thermo-fluid dynamics, experimentation in microgravity, thermophysics of buildings and HVAC systems, energy saving in buildings, microclimate for conservation of books and artworks, simulation and design of distributed energy systems (modelling, integration, optimization, risk assessment).

Author of over 100 publications in international journals or in conference proceedings. Involved and scientific manager of several research projects for public institutions and consulting contracts for enterprises (Ministry of University and Research, Aosta Valley Region, Energy Agency of the Pisa Province, ENEA, Robur, Immergas).

Roberto Saletti

Roberto Saletti is full professor of Electronics at "Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione" (Information Engineering Department) of the School of Engineering of the University of Pisa since 2001. Since 2003 to 2011 he was chairman of the Electronic Engineering degree course of the University of Pisa. He represented the Engineering Area in the Academic Senate of the University of Pisa in 2016 and was reelected in 2020 for four more years.

Co-founder of the Center for Microelectronic Applications and Technologies (Centro per le Tecnologie e Applicazioni Microelettroniche - Centro TEAM) of Pisa Ricerche, scientific coordinator or participant of many research projects in the framework of national and international programs. His most recent research interests are related to the development of energy storage systems, particularly the electronics for monitoring and management of Li-ion batteries for the electrical propulsion of vehicles and the implementation of battery state estimation algorithms in battery management systems (BMS) realized on affordable hardware platforms. He is head of the “Sustainable Energy and Mobility Embedded Systems” (SEMES) research laboratory of the Information Engineering Department of the University of Pisa, selected as Department of Excellence according to Italian Ministry for University and Research.

Member of the Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and the Instrumentation and Measurements Society (IM) of the IEEE, elected Senior Member of the IEEE in 2012. Co-founder of the IEEE-IES Technical Committee on “Energy Storage Devices and Systems”, organizer of Special Sessions devoted to the Energy Storage Systems in IEEE sponsored international conferences such as the Industrial Electronic Conference (IECON), the International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) and the International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems (IESES). Coauthor of more than 150 Scopus-indexed scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences

Marco Raugi

Marco Raugi received the degree in Electronic Engineering in 1985 and the PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1990. Since 2000 he is a full professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pisa.

Initially, Professor Raugi's research activity concerned numerical methods for the analysis of electromagnetic fields in linear and non-linear media, providing integral and hybrid formulations that was financed by national and international research bodies and companies. Starting from these studies, applications in non-destructive testing were then developed, with the development of magnetostrictive sensors subject to patent and technological transfer to companies. Other topics of scientific relevance were developed with data processing of the “wavelet” transform in order to analyze electromagnetic compatibility problems in transmission lines. More recently, computational intelligence techniques have been developed in the field of electrical engineering, with particular applications to the so-called "SmartGrid" and to the integration of electrical and thermal energy systems.

The research activity of Professor Marco Raugi has produced more than 250 publications in international journals and conferences. The achievements of his studies have been acknowledged by several invitations to international conferences as session chairman or chairman of the editorial board, and as author of invited speech and tutorials.

He served as General Chair of some international congresses and received the 2002 Melcher Prize Paper Award from the IEEE-Industry Application Society. Professor Raugi was the principal investigator of national research projects (PRIN 2003 and PRIN 2007 programs) and the principal coordinator of projects financed by local foundations (Cassa Risparmio Pisa, Cassa Risparmio Livorno), ENI, GERG and several Italian SMEs. He has been Chairman of the International Doctorate of Applied Electromagnetics in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Electronics, Intelligent Sensors, Nano-technologies. He has been first Head of the Department of Energy and Systems Engineering and later Head of the Department of Energy, Systems Territory and Construction Engineering (DESTEC). He has been reference member for the University of Pisa in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

Currently, he is serving as

  • Vice-Rector for Applied Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Pisa;
  • Rector’s Delegate for Sustainability at the University of Pisa;
  • Head of the Interdepartmental Center for Research on Energy for Sustainable Development (CIRESS)

In 2017 he received the “Order of Cherubino”, an academic honor assigned to full professors of the University of Pisa who have contributed significantly in increasing the University prestige through scientific achievements and/or management roles.

Sara Scipioni

Sara Scipioni is concluding a PhD program in Organization science at the Universities of Pisa, Siena and Florence (Italy) (2018-2021), with a project focused on Organizational Learning, Circular Economy and business model innovation inside small and medium enterprises. She holds a Master of Science in Strategy, Management and Control from University of Pisa (Italy) and a Master in European Project Management from the European Business School.

She has worked as a consultant for Italian construction small and medium enterprises, for organizational, planning and management control activities. Sara has also worked as project manager for a European project among the Universities of Pisa, Sofia, Transylvania and international associations between 2017-2020. She is actually a member of the European Group of Organization Science association (EGOS), and reviewer for scientific conferences and Journals, such as Sustainability, Small Business, and Tourism Management. Her current research interests include organizational learning, knowledge management,sustainable management and circular business models among others.

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