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Silvia Santini


Silvia Santini is since September 2016 an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Informatics of USI.

From July 2014 until August 2016, Silvia held an Associate Professor position at TU Dresden, where she led the Embedded Systems Lab. From October 2011 until July 2014 she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of TU Darmstadt, Germany, where she led the Wireless Sensor Networks Lab. Previously, from 2009 until 2011, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Friedemann Mattern's Distributed Systems Group at the Department of Computer Science of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. From November 2010 until February 2011 she joined Leonidas Guibas's research group at Stanford University as a visiting scholar.

Silvia completed her PhD Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Friedemann Mattern at ETH Zurich in 2009 and graduated in Telecommunication Engineering (with honors) from the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in May 2004.


Silvia Santini's research focus is on wireless sensor and actuator networks, mobile sensing, cyber-physical systems and stretches to the domains of ubiquitous computing and the internet of things. For an up-to-date list of Silvia's publications please refer to her Google scholar profile.