Sergio Saponara

Prof. Sergio Saponara, IEEE SM and Distinguished Lecturer, got Master Degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering and a PhD degree in Information Engineering, from University of Pisa, Italy. He had research grants from Italian National Research Council in 1999 and STMicroelectronics in 2000-2002, and in 2002 he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at IMEC, Belgium. He is Professor at the University of Pisa where he teaches courses of Vehicular Electronics, Embedded Systems for Robotics and Automation, Electronic Systems Manufacturing. He is a member of the Ph.D. program committee in ICT Engineering. He is the scientific director of the IEEE CASS Summer School “Enabling technologies for the Internet of Things”. He is a co-founder of the post-graduate Master in “Automotive Engineering and Principles of Management” by Universities of Pisa and Florence, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of the spin-off company Ingeniars srl (, and a member of the directive council of research centers UCAR ( and MOVET ( He has scientific associations with Italian Interuniversity consortia for Telecommunications (CNIT), for Informatics (CINI), for Nuclear Physics (INFN). He joined the NEWCOM and HIPEAC European networks of excellence.

He co-authored about 300 international scientific publications with H-index 24 and +1600 citations in Scopus/ISI WoS. He is Associate Editor and/or Guest Editor of 13 international peer-reviewed journals, mainly from IEEE and SpringerNature. He is a member of 4 IEEE Technical Committees of the IEEE CASS and SPS Interest groups in IoT. He served in the organization of more than 150 international conferences, most from IEEE and SPIE. He served as a member of the reviewing board of more than 70 peer-reviewed journals.

He collaborated with STM, Renesas, Finmeccanica, Ericsson, Piaggio, Magna, AMS, Valeo, ABB, INTEL, Thales, CAEN, Sitael, Intecs, Rico, Flyby. He served as project or WP manager in several national and international research projects.