Chiara Petrioli named IEEE Fellow

Congratulation to the Class of 2021 Elevated to IEEE Fellow!

Prof. Chiara Petrioli of the Computer Science Department, University of Rome La Sapienza has been named an IEEE Fellow. She is being recognized for contributions to wireless and underwater networks.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Prof. Chiara Petrioli is among the leading scientists who have paved the way for the development of low power sensing systems and the Internet of Things. She has also pioneered the Internet of Underwater Things with her seminal research, contributing to the design of novel underwater wireless mesh networks and “systems of systems” made of underwater robotic platforms.

The result of this research has led not only to fundamental theoretical contributions but also to real-life implementation of sensing systems exploiting these ideas for long lasting structural health monitoring of Pont de La Poya in Switzerland and the Rome Underground, for monitoring a piece of art during transportation (the “Safe-Art” system used by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage) and for monitoring and controlling offshore environments.

A patent awardee and the co-author of over 150 papers in leading journals and conferences in the field of computer networking, Dr. Petrioli is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy. She has served as the Chair of the Ph.D. program in Computer Science and as Director of three labs on sensing, IoT and cyber physical systems.  Dr. Petrioli is one of world most cited scientists (top 2%) according to Stanford.  She was named one of the 100 women against the stereotypes, selected by Osservatorio della Scienza di Pavia, Fondazione Bracco and the G.I.U.L.I.A journalist association. She has been recently listed among the eight ACM N2Women 2019 Stars in Communications and Networking and as one of the Inspiring 50, Italy, 2018. Additionally, Dr. Petrioli has been a TEDx speaker and is a Fulbright scholar.

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