Bachelor and Master Theses

Available theses

We have available thesis on vehicular networks, with a particular focus on safety applications and cooperative/autonomous driving. If you are interested, write a mail either to me or to Prof. Lo Cigno to schedule an appointment. You can also propose us a topic to investigate.

Active theses

Modular Approaches to Platooning Maneuvers (to be defined)

   
Student Jacek Zbudowksi
Description Jacek will investigate platooning maneuvers at large and will try to understand how to decompose them into fundamental building blocks.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2017-2018

Interfacing SUMO and CARLA: An extension to the autonomous driving simulation system for the user interaction

   
Student Filippo Nardin
Description Filippo is working on the integration of the CARLA autonomous driving simulator within the Plexe/SUMO framework.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2017-2018

Cooperative Lane Change Maneuvers (to be defined)

   
Student Luca Fregolon
Description Luca is going to investigate the problem of cooperative lane changing for maneuvers, in particular by understanding the requirements for such a maneuver and designing a network protocol to support that.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2017-2018

Effects of Platoons Lane Change in Mixed Traffic Highway Scenarios: Consequences on flow, traffic shockwaves and other road parameters

   
Student Alessandro Cacco
Description Alessandro will continue the work made by Luca and Riccardo, analyzing the impact on traffic shock waves by considering a more realistic lane change model.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2017-2018

Completed theses

Effects of Platooning on Traffic Shockwaves. Simulator Set-up and ACC Evaluation

   
Student Luca Terruzzi
Description Luca (together with Riccardo) studied the impact of platooning technologies on traffic flow and shock waves. He did the setup of a ring road in our simulation platform and studied the impact of an Adaptive Cruise Control.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2016-2017

Impact of Platooning on Traffic Shockwaves: CACC Evaluation

   
Student Riccardo Colombo
Description Riccardo (together with Luca) studied the impact of platooning technologies on traffic flow and shock waves. Riccardo focused his work on the impact of different Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control systems.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2016-2017

Protocolli per Manovre di Platooning (Protocols for Platooning Maneuvers)

   
Student Piermaria Arvani
Description Piermaria will worked on the definition of protocols to support platooning maneuvers.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2016-2017

Impact of Communication and Implementation Impairments on Two Algorithms for Platooning Control

   
Student Matthias Mascotti
Description Matthias studied two control systems for platooning that follow different design principles. He investigated how communication impairments impact the performance of the two algorithms.
Thesis type M.Sc.
A.Y. 2016-2017

Collision avoidance between vulnerable road users and cars based on IEEE 802.11p

   
Student Romas Vijeikis
Description Romas worked on the exploitation of IEEE 802.11p-based communication to improve the safety of vulnerable road users, with particular focus on cyclists.
Thesis type M.Sc.
A.Y. 2015-2016

Exploiting EDCA Bursting for improved Platooning Safety

   
Student Davide Goss
Description Davide worked on a customized version of EDCA bursting for platooning. The idea is to use the EDCA frame bursting mechanism for vehicles in a platoon and have the members send their frames one after the other in a burst and save network resources reducing overhead times.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2015-2016

Markovian Channel Model for Vehicular Network Simulation

   
Student Pierfrancesco Ardino
Description Pierfrancesco worked on the development of a stochastic channel model for the Veins simulation framework. The idea is to model the probability of frame reception at the receiver using a Markov chain instead of the common Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) and Bit Error Rate (BER) model to speed up large scale simulations.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2015-2016

Analisi degli Effetti di Perdita di Informazione sulle Prestazioni di Algoritmi di Controllo per “Platooning”

   
Student Kristian Segnana
Description Kristian investigated the behavior of a CACC control system in different network conditions, analyzing the impact of data loss on the performance.
Thesis type B.Sc.
A.Y. 2013-2014