Simone Silvestri

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department

Security and reliability of interdependent networks, network recovery and inference under large scale failures, green small networks, network tomography, secure algorithms and protocols for mobile sensor deployment, energy saving policies for wired Network recovery and inference under large scale failures,  interdependent networks,  green small cell networks, network management, network tomography, static and mobile wireless sensor networks,  quality of service and energy efficiency of complex web systems, autonomic computing. 

Selected Publications

N. Bartolini, G. Bongiovanni, T. La Porta, S. Silvestri, “On the vulnerabilities of the virtual force approach to mobile sensor deployment” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, to appear.

N.Bartolini, T. Calamoneri, S. Ciavarella, S. Silvestri, T. La Porta, "Autonomous mobile sensor placement in complex environments" in ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (to appear).

S. Silvestri, K. Goss, "MobiBar: an autonomous deployment algorithm for barrier coverage with mobile sensors" in Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 54, pp. 111-129, 2017

M. Lin, S. Silvestri, N. Bartolini, T. La Porta, "Selective Activation in Dense Femtocell Networks" in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, , Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 7018 - 7029, 2016

Book Chapters

S. Silvestri, B. Holbert, P. Novotny, T. La Porta, A. Wolf and A. Swami, "Inferring Network Topologies in MANETs: Application to Service Redeployment" in "Advances in Computer Communications and Networks - from green, mobile, pervasive networking// to big data computing", River Publisher, December 2016, ISBN: 9788793379879.

Conference Proceedings

S. Silvestri, D. Baker, V. Dolce, "Integration of Social Behavioral Modeling for Energy Optimization in Smart Environments" in Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSense), 2017.

V. Shah, S. Roy, S. Silvestri and S. K. Das, "CTR: Cluster based Topological Routing for Disaster Response Network" in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2017.

S. Bhattacharjee, A. Thakur, S. Silvestri and S. K. Das, "Statistical Security Incident Forensics against Data Falsification in Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure" in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (CODASPY), 2017

Recent Grants

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), PI, "Integration of Social Behavioral Modeling for Smart Environments to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Smart Cities", 2017-2020

National Science Foundation EPSCoR funded Missouri Transect (NSF), PI, "Autonomous Monitoring of Large Scale Agricultural Plants Through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", 2015-2016

National Science Foundation SF CPS (NSF), Co-PI, "Securing Smart Grid by Understanding Communications Infrastructure Dependencies", 2015-2018.

Research Interests:

Wireless & Inter-Dependent Networks, Network Management & Diagnosis & Recovery after Massive Failures, Tactical Networks.

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