My research interests are in the area of ICT4D. More specifically, I focus on IoT, wireless sensor networks and their applications in Developing Countries. The use of wireless sensor networks in developing regions has a great role to play not only to expedite novel solutions that help mitigate development problems, but also to facilitate research activities in crucial scientific areas such as environmental monitoring, physics of complex systems and energy management.
I am a Research Officer at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics where I am part of the Telecommunications and ICT4D Lab of the Applied Physics Unit. I am also a Visiting Professor at Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) in Kobe, Japan.
I have organized workshops and lectured in activities in 35 countries: Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, India, Benin, Namibia, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Trinidad, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tunisia, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Japan, Micronesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Bolivia, Argentina, Mauritius, Seychelles, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Comoros, Colombia, Nepal, Uganda and Myanmar.
Bharat S Chaudhari, Marco Zennaro, and Suresh Borkar. “LPWAN Technologies: Emerging Application Characteristics, Requirements, and Design Considerations”. In: Future Internet 12.3 (2020), p. 46.
Barro, P.A.; Zennaro, M.; Degila, J.; Pietrosemoli, E. A Smart Cities LoRaWAN Network Based on Autonomous Base Stations (BS) for Some Countries with Limited Internet Access. Future Internet 2019, 11, 93.
Angelica Moreno Cardenas et al. “A Low-Cost and Low-Power Messaging System Based on the LoRa Wireless Technology”. In: Mobile Networks and Applications (2019), pp. 1–8.
Sheetal N Ghorpade, Marco Zennaro, and Bharat S Chaudhari. “GWO Model for Optimal Localization of IoT-Enabled Sensor Nodes in Smart Parking Systems”. In: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2020).
Marco Zennaro et al. “Evaluating the performance of NRENs in deploying IoT in Africa: the case for TTN”. In: 2020 IEEE 17th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC). IEEE. 2020, pp. 1–4.
Pape Abdoulaye Barro, Marco Zennaro, and Jules Degila. “A LoRaWAN Coverage Testbed and a Multi-optional Communication Architecture for Smart City Feasibility in Developing Countries”. In: International Conference on e-Infrastructure and eServices for Developing Countries. Springer, Cham. 2019, pp. 73–83.
Salomão David, Ermanno Pietrosimoli, and Marco Zennaro. “Evaluation of IoT gateways for developing communities: smart Maputo”. In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. 2019, pp. 1–5.
M Marcelli et al. “OpenMODs project: advancing toward the widespread application of low-cost technologies in coastal ocean observing.” In: OCEAN OBS ’19, An Ocean of Opportunity, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, USA, 16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019. 2019.