Michele Segata

Michele Segata received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Trento, Italy in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Then, he won a one-year research grant at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the same University, under the supervision of Prof. Renato Lo Cigno where he worked on safety applications and network simulation models for vehicular networks. In 2012 he started a joint PhD between the Universities of Innsbruck and Trento (CCS and ANS groups) funded by the BIT school project (Bozen-Innsbruck-Trento). His supervisors are Prof. Falko Dressler and Prof. Renato Lo Cigno.

His main research focus is on automated car following (or platooning), i.e., a vehicular networking-based application where a group of vehicles autonomously follow a common leader at close gap. In his works he is trying to understand the impact of the wireless network on the dynamics of the vehicles. i.e., how network's behavior impact the performance of the control system, and vice versa. To this aim, he developed Plexe an open-source platooning simulation tool that models both network and vehicles dynamics with high realism, taking into account state-of-the-art IEEE 802.11p models, as well as detailed engine models and real world control systems for vehicles. He has also been working on the evaluation of the benefits of vehicular-network based safety application, as well as on a Software Defined Radio implementation of an IEEE 802.11 a/g/p transceiver.