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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

Santini Silvia

Position Professor
Institution Technische Universität Dresden - Embedded Systems Lab
Address Visitiors Address: Nöthnitzer Str. 46, Room 1043 01187 Dresden Postal Address (Letters): Dresden University of Technology Department of Computer Science Institute for Computer Engineering D-01062 Dresden
Phone +49 351 463-38246
Cyber-communication - MSc
Mobile computing - MSc

I graduated in telecommunication engineering with summa cum laude from the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in May 2004 with a Master's Thesis on "Globalized Likelihood Ratio Test Detection Techniques in Subsurface Sounding Radars." During my studies I spent one academic year abroad (September 2000 - July 2001) at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in Zurich, Switzerland. Between March and May 2003 I joined the Medical Imaging Group atPhilips' Research Laboratories in Aachen, Germany, for a full time internship. 

In Septemeber 2004 I moved again to Switzerland and joined Prof. Friedemann Mattern's Distributed Systems Group at the Department of Computer Science of ETH Zurich as a PhD student. I completed my PhD Thesis on "Adaptive Sensor Selection Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks" in October 2009 and I have then been employed as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Mattern's group until September 2011. From November 2010 until February 2011 I also joined Leonidas Guibas's research group at Stanford University as a visiting scholar. From October 2011 until July 2014, I was an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of TU Darmstadt, Germany, where I headed theWireless Sensor Networks Lab. Since August 2014, I am an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at TU Dresden, Germany, where I head the Embedded Systems Lab.

In my free time I enjoy doing sports (pilates, jogging, rowing) and reading books (from statesmen biographies to science fiction novels). Without any doubt, however, traveling and getting to know foreign countries and people is my greatest passion.