Professional History

Since October 2014, I am a Full Professor of Mobile Systems in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge. Here is the Mobile Systems Research Laboratory webpage.

I am Director of Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented Intelligence and a Fellow of Jesus College.

I hold an ERC Advanced Grant on Audio-based Mobile Health Diagnostics (2019-2024).

Education and Previous Affiliations

From October 2016 to September 2018 I was a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science in London. From October 2005 until September 2010 I held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.

Prior to joining Cambridge (in 2008), I was a faculty member in the Dept. of Computer Science, University College of London (UK) and an academic visitor at Washington University in St. Louis, MO (USA).

I have a Diploma di Laurea in Scienze dell'Informazione and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Professional Activites

I regularly deliver keynotes and invited talks at conferences and workshops. A comprehensive list can be found here.

I am/was on the Steering Committees of conferences ACM MobiSys, ACM SenSys (2015-2018), ACM Ubicomp.

I chaired the ACM SIGMOBILE Dissertation Award Committee in 2024.

I am/was on the editiorial boards of:

  • ACM Transactions on Computing and Health.
  • IEEE Pervasive Computing (2014-2019).
  • Royal Society Open Science Journal (2017-2020).
  • ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).
  • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.
  • IEEE Transactions of Mobile Computing (2012-2017).
  • IEEE Internet Computing (2008-2012).

I have been Committee Chair for SIGMOBILE Highlights (2016-2018)

I have been Programme Co-Chair of ACM MobiSys, ACM SenSys, ACM Ubicomp, ICWSM and a few more.

I am regularly on programme committees. A sample of the ones I have participated in are ACM KDD, ACM ICSE, ACM Mobicom, ACM MobiSys, IEEE Percom, ACM SenSys, ACM Ubicomp, WWW.

Personal Interests

My daughter.

My cat: here while resting in the wrong place.

Reading books, pretty much everything...fiction, popular science, in particular.

Food: I love to cook!