On-going projects


2016-2017 Advanced signal processing for automotive applications. BOSCH Service Solutions
Sponsor: BOSCH Service Solutions
Coordination: PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).

2016-2017 Interactive systems for car accident prevention. UnipolSai
Sponsor: UnipolSai
Coordination: PI: Lorella Montrasio (DISS, Centro di Sicurezza Stradale). GF acts as Co-PI (DISS).

2016-2017 Advanced localization and tracking. Elettric80
Sponsor: Elettric80
Coordination: PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.

2016-2017 Security protocols for the Cloud-oriented Internet of Things (SeCIoT). galileo
Sponsor: Università Italo-Francese, Programma Galileo
Coordination: PIs: Michele Amoretti (Università di Parma, Italy) and Andrzej Duda (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE GRENOBLE (INP), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France). GF acts as Co-PI for the Italian side.

2016-2017 Design and implementation of a wireless mesh network. reios
Sponsor: Reios srl
Coordination: PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).

2016-2017 Advanced data analysis. efsa
Coordination: European Food Safety Authority
Summary: PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma).

2012-2017 Body sensor network (BSN)-based monitoring and analysis of Parkinsonians. auxologico
Sponsor: Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Coordination: PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).

Completed projects

2016 Design and implementation of a telemetry system for Formula SAE UNIPR racing car.
Project for UNIPR Racing Team. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari. No direct funding.
2015-2016 Advanced signal processing for industrial applications.
Sponsor: Salvagnini. PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2015-2016 Statistical data analysis.
Sponsor: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2016 Internet of Things and Future Networks.
Research Collaboration Agreement between AT&T Security Research Center (New York, NY, USA) and the University of Parma. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma). No direct funding.
2014-2015 Design and implementation of IoT systems on PLC. Sponsor: Bertel Spa. PI: Luca Veltri (University of Parma). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2015 Design, development, and implementation of innovative distributed information management systems. Sponsor: Multitraccia S.C.. Three-year PhD scholarship. Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2015 Design of advanced algorithms for powerline communications. Sponsor: Selta. PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2015 Design, development, and implementation of web-based information management system remotely accessible. Sponsor: Wegh Group. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2015 Communication technologies for heterogeneous wireless networks for IoT and M2M scenarios, applied to the creation of intelligent cities and innovative services for the citizens in urban environment (SMART CITY). Sponsor: Spinner2013, Regione Emilia-Romagna (50%) and University of Parma (50%). Three-year PhD scholarship. Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari. (Another PhD scholarship was assigned to the University of Bologna and its scientific advisor was Prof. Roberto Verdone).
2013-2015 Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications# (NEWCOM#). Sponsor: European Commission, Contract Number: CNECT-ICT 318306. The University of Parma (Scientific Responsible: Gianluigi Ferrari) was Type II Associate Partner. No direct funding.
2014-2015 Mobile device perception Systems for SAfe Driving (MoSSAD). Sponsor: ASTER (Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (Interdepartmental Research Center RFID&VIS Labs, University of Parma).
2014-2015 Design and implementation of an IoT hub. Sponsor: Guglielmo. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2014-2015 Design and implementation of IoT/Cloud communication systems. Sponsor: Guglielmo. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (Interdepartmental Research Center RFID&VIS Labs, University of Parma).
2012-2015 Design of efficient watermarked broadcasting algorithms. Sponsor: Movym srl. PIs: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma) and Andrea Abrardo (CNIT research unit of Siena).
2011-2014 Design, development, and implementation of innovative UWB-based localization systems in industrial environments. Sponsor: Elettric80. Three-year PhD scholarship. Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2013-2014 Design and implementation of APPs for geo-assisted security applications. Sponsor: Sicurezza Mobile. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2011-2014 Connect All IP-based Smart Objects! (CALIPSO). Sponsor: European Commission. FP7 project number: 288879. Scientific responsible of the University of Parma: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2013-2014 Design and implementation of applications for multi-interface mobile terminals for advanced wireless communications with cloud architectures. Sponsor: Guglielmo. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012-2013 Efficient connectivity-based data management and synchronization. Sponsor: ISI. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2012-2013 Design of advanced wireless communication algorithms. Sponsor: Huawei. PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012-2013 Efficient connectivity-based data management and synchronization. Sponsor: ISI. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2011-2013 Design, development, and implementation of innovative communication mechanisms in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs). Industrial (undisclosed) Sponsor:  Guglielmo. Three-year PhD scholarship. Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2009-2013 Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.Sponsor COST Action IC0902. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2012-2013 Design and implementation of applications for multi-interface mobile terminals for advanced wireless communications. Sponsor: Guglielmo. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012-2013 Optimized cellular communications. Sponsor: DQuid. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2012-2013 Design of a wireless (APP-based) garbage traceability control system.Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER2013 funding, and Multitraccia. Twelve-month scholarhip (assigned to Carlo Molardi, after completion of 5-year “Laurea” degree under the supervision of Stefano Selleri). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012 Geolocalized integrated web-based data management. Sponsor: Multitraccia. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2011-2012 Cross-Network Effective Traffic Alerts Dissemination (X-NETAD). Sponsors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy) and The Israeli Industry Center for R&D (Israel) under the “Israel-Italy Joint Innovation Program for Industrial, Scientific and Technological Cooperation in R&D.” Partners: University of Parma and Guglielmo (Italy); Cellint (Israel). One-year project which received the EUREKA ‘label’ (Eureka Label E! 6252 – X-NETAD). PI for the Italian side: Gianluigi Ferrari. Coverage on Italian press: Corriere delle Comunicazioni (November 15, 2011); Il Sole24Ore Trasporti (December 5, 2011); Automazione Industriale (March 1, 2012).
2010-2011 Design and implementation of a smartphone software application for automatic vertical handover between heterogeneous wireless networks. Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER2013 funding. Collaborating company:Guglielmo. Eight-month scholarhip (assigned to Giovanni Spigoni, after completion of 5-year “Laurea” degree under the supervision of Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari
2010-2011 Design and implementation of an advanced multi-hop communication protocol for Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs). Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER2013 funding. Collaborating company:MC INFORMATICA E TELECOMUNICAZIONI. Eight-month scholarhip (assigned to Vito Andrea Giorgio, after completion of 5-year “Laurea” degree under the supervision of Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2010 Réseau de senseurs visant à soutenir l’efficacité énergétique et le monitoring environmental distribué à large échelle (Energy-efficient sensor networks for large scale distributed environmental monitoring). Sponsor: Regione de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium, through “Brains (Back) to Brussels” funding. Three-month research project carried out by Gianluigi Ferrari, as Visiting Researcher, at the OPERA Department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
2009-2010 Design and implementation of advanced vertical handover algorithms for HSPDA and Wi-Fi Networks. Sponsor: Guglielmo. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2009-2010 Design and implementation of a UWB Wireless Network for real-time high-precision localization of autonomous vehicles in industrial environments. Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER2013 funding. Collaborating company:Elettric80. One-year scholarhip (assigned to Stefano Busanelli, PhD student supervised by Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2009-2010 Design and implementation of advanced vertical handover algorithms for HSPDA and Wi-Fi Networks. Sponsor: Guglielmo. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2009-2010 Design and implementation of a UWB Wireless Network for real-time high-precision localization of autonomous vehicles in industrial environments. Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER2013 funding. Collaborating company:Elettric80. One-year scholarhip (assigned to Stefano Busanelli, PhD student supervised by Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2009 Design and implementation of audio signal-based localization algorithms in wireless sensor networks. Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER2013 funding. Collaborating company:Elsag Datamat (a Finmeccanica company). One-year scholarhip (assigned to Dr. Marco Martalò, Research Associate at University of Parma). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2008-2009 Design of a cluster-based architecture for vehicular ad-hoc networks. Sponsor: National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni). One-year scholarhip (assigned to Stefano Busanelli, PhD student supervised by Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2008-2009 Design and implementation of a simulator for STP-based networks.Sponsor: Selta. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2008-2009 Design and implementation of low-complexity in-sensor audio signal pattern detection algorithms. Sponsor: Elsag Datamat (a Finmeccanica company). PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2007-2008 Design of reconfigurable sensor networks with highest energy efficiency. Sponsor: National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni). One-year scholarhip (assigned to Paolo Medagliani, PhD student supervised by Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2007-2008 ASEM-DUO-Thailand Fellowship for research on ad hoc wireless networking. Sponsor: ASEM DUO organization, Thai Ministry of Education. Faculty exchange program between University of Parma (Gianluigi Ferrari) and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand (Sooksan Panichpapiboon).
2007 SFP+ pluggable modules and EDC integration analysis through impact of SFI channel on system performance. Sponsor: Cisco Systems. PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Senior Researcher: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2007 Design and implementation of a distributed wireless measurement system. Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER funding. Collaborating company: So.Ri.Ge.. Six-month scholarhip (assigned to Marco Sarti, after completion of 5-year “Laurea” degree under the supervision of Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2006-2007 Urban Securty Awareness System (USAS). Sponsor: Finmeccanica “Corporate project”, coordinated by Datamat and in collaboration with Selex-Communications, Selex-Sistemi Integrati (Selex-SI), Selex-Sensors and Airborne Systems (Selex-SAS), Elsag (all Finmeccanica companies), City of Parma, and City of Reggio Emilia. Co-PIs: Gianluigi Ferrari, Alberto Broggi (University of Parma), and Giorgio Picchi (University of Parma).
2006-2007 Design and implementation of an innovative terrain displacement measurement system with wireless data transmission. Sponsor: So.Ri.Ge.. PIs: Gianluigi Ferrari (Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma) and Lorella Montrasio (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Parma).
2006-2007 Design and implementation of a software suite in an RFID system for detection and authentication of goods. Sponsor: Id-Solutions. PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2005-2006 Innovative and low-complexity MLSE algorithms for electronic dispersion compensation in optical fiber communications. Sponsor: Cisco Systems. PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Senior Researcher: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2005-2006 Information systems in open technologies for management and tracing of goods (focus on performance evaluation of RFID networks). Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through Laboratory TECAL (“Laboratorio Tecnologia e Impianti per l’Industria Alimentare”). Gianluigi Ferrari acts as a Researcher.
2005-2006 Cooperative Remote Interconnected Measurement Systems Over Networks (CRIMSON). Sponsor: Italian Ministry of Information, University and Research (MIUR). Gianluigi Ferrari acts as a Researcher.
2005 Mobile Business Integrated Solutions (MoBIS). Sponsor: Regione Emilia-Romagna, through SPINNER funding. Two one-year scholarhips (assigned to Simone Malvassori and Bernardo Baruffini, after completion of 5-year “Laurea” degree under the supervision of Gianluigi Ferrari). Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2002-2003 Perpetually Available Secure Systems. Sponsor: US Army Research Office (ARO), under a 5-year contract (2002-2007) with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Gianluigi Ferrari acts as research associate at CMU, working with Prof. Ozan Tonguz on ad hoc wireless networking while on leave from the University of Parma, during Fall 2002 and Summer-Fall 2003.
2001-2004 Iterative detection in transmission systems subject to parametric uncertainty. Sponsor: University of Parma. Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.
2001-2004 Multi-differential detection in transmissions affected by phase noise. Sponsor: University of Parma. Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.
2001-2002 Young researchers project. Sponsor: University of Parma. Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.
2000 Noncoherent iterative detection. Sponsor: University of Parma. Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.