On-going projects


2018-2021
IoT-based Systems for Efficient Data Collection and Processing in Smart and Sustainable Agriculture (AgrIoT).
Sponsor:
Regione Emilia-Romagna. PhD scholarship associated with the three-year regional plan for the development of high competences for research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship.
Coordination:
Scientific Advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2018-2021
Design and implementation of advanced algorithms for predictive maintenance.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PIs: Gianluigi Ferrari and Luca Consolini (Università di Parma).
2018-2021
Sponsor:
European Commission, H2020 Program and Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), Call H2020-ECSEL- 2017-2-RIA-two-stage. Project ID: 783221.
Coordination:
Global Coordination: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
Local PI for University of Parma: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2018-2019
Multi-interface IoT sYstems for Multi-layer Information Processing (MIoTYMIP).
Sponsor:
Università di Parma, through an open call for the financial support of 1-year scholarship (“Assegno di Ricerca”).
Coordination:
Scientific coordinator: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2018-2019
Outdoor/indoor localization in 5G systems.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2018-2019
Active audio noise cancellation.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Prof. Angelo Farina (University of Parma).
Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2018-2019
IoT-based smart city applications.
Sponsor:
Comune di Parma (Some of the research activities will be carried out in collaborations with the spin-off things2i)
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2018-2019
Design and implementation of applications for 5G systems.
Sponsor:
CNIT (collaboration with Vodafone)
Coordination:
National PI: Andrea Abrardo (CNIT research unit of Siena).
Local PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2016-2019
Advanced localization and tracking.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2012-2018
Body sensor network (BSN)-based monitoring and analysis of Parkinsonians.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).

Completed projects


2016-2018
Design and implementation of a wireless mesh network.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2016-2018
Advanced data analysis.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2016-2017
Advanced signal processing for automotive applications.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2016-2017
Interactive systems for car accident prevention.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Lorella Montrasio (DISS, Centro di Sicurezza Stradale). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (DISS).
2016-2017
Security protocols for the Cloud-oriented Internet of Things (SeCIoT).
Sponsor:
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
Design and implementation of a telemetry system for Formula SAE UNIPR racing car.
Sponsor:
Project for UNIPR Racing Team.
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari. No direct funding.
2015-2016
Advanced signal processing for industrial applications.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2015-2016
Statistical data analysis.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2016
Internet of Things and Future Networks.
Sponsor:
Research Collaboration Agreement between AT&T Security Research Center (New York, NY, USA) and the University of Parma.
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma). No direct funding.
2014-2015
Design and implementation of IoT systems on PLC
Sponsor:
Coordination:
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.
Coordination:
Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari
2013-2015
Design of advanced algorithms for powerline communications.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
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:
Coordination:
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.
Coordination:
Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari. (Another PhD scholarship was assigned to the University of Bologna and its scientific advisor was Prof. Roberto Verdone).
2013-2015
Sponsor:
European Commission, Contract Number: CNECT-ICT 318306.
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (Interdepartmental Research Center RFID&VIS Labs, University of Parma).
2014-2015
Design and implementation of an IoT hub.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2014-2015
Design and implementation of IoT/Cloud communication systems
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (Interdepartmental Research Center RFID&VIS Labs, University of Parma).
2012-2015
Design of efficient watermarked broadcasting algorithms.
Sponsor:
Movym srl.
Coordination:
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.
Coordination:
Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2013-2014
Design and implementation of APPs for geo-assisted security applications.
Sponsor:
Sicurezza Mobile.
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2011-2014
Sponsor:
European Commission. FP7 project number: 288879.
Coordination:
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:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012-2013
Design of advanced wireless communication algorithms.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Riccardo Raheli (University of Parma). Co-PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012-2013
Efficient connectivity-based data management and synchronization.
Sponsor:
ISI.
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2011-2013
Design, development, and implementation of innovative communication mechanisms in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs).
Sponsor:
Industrial (undisclosed): Guglielmo. Three-year PhD scholarship.
Coordination:
Scientific advisor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2009-2013
Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari
2012-2013
Design and implementation of applications for multi-interface mobile terminals for advanced wireless communications.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012-2013
Optimized cellular communications.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2012
Geolocalized integrated web-based data management.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari (CNIT research unit of Parma).
2011-2012
Cross-Network Effective Traffic Alerts Dissemination (X-NETAD).
Sponsor:
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).
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
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:
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2008-2009
Design and implementation of a simulator for STP-based networks.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2008-2009
Design and implementation of low-complexity in-sensor audio signal pattern detection algorithms.
Sponsor:
Elsag Datamat (a Finmeccanica company).
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
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:
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2006-2007
Urban Security 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.
Coordination:
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..
Coordination:
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.
Coordination:
PI: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2005-2006
Innovative and low-complexity MLSE algorithms for electronic dispersion compensation in optical fiber communications.
Sponsor:
Coordination:
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”).
Coordination:
Gianluigi Ferrari acts as a Researcher.
2005-2006
Cooperative Remote Interconnected Measurement Systems Over Networks (CRIMSON).
Sponsor:
Coordination:
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).
Coordination:
Scientific tutor: Gianluigi Ferrari.
2001-2004
Iterative detection in transmission systems subject to parametric uncertainty.
Sponsor:
University of Parma.
Coordination:
Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.
2001-2004
Multi-differential detection in transmissions affected by phase noise.
Sponsor:
University of Parma.
Coordination:
Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.
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.
Coordination:
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.
2001-2002
Young researchers project.
Sponsor:
University of Parma.
Coordination:
Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.
2000
Noncoherent iterative detection.
Sponsor:
University of Parma.
Coordination:
Gianluigi Ferrari acts as young researcher.