Prof. Enrico Natalizio / Vice President, Autonomous Robotics Research Center, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), UAE

Enrico Natalizio (Senior member IEEE) is currently a Vice President of the Autonomous Robotics Research Center with the Technology Innovation Institute (UAE) and a Full Professor with the LORIA laboratory at the Université de Lorraine (France). He obtained his master’s degree magna cum laude and his Ph.D in Computer Engineering at the University of Calabria (Italy) in 2000 and 2005 respectively. In 2005-2006 he was a visiting researcher at the BWN (Broadband Wireless Networking) Lab at Georgia Tech in Atlanta (USA). From 2006 till 2010, he was a research fellow at the Titan Lab of the Università della Calabria (Italy). In October 2010, he joined POPS team at Inria Lille – Nord Europe (France) as a postdoc researcher and from 2012 till 2018 he was an Associate Professor at the Université de technologie de Compiègne (France), and Full Professor at the Université de Lorraine, from September 2018. His research interests include UAV communications and networking, robot and sensor communications with applications in networking technologies for disaster management and infrastructure monitoring, and IoT privacy and security. He is currently an associated editor of Elsevier Vehicular Communications, and Computer Networks. He has been ranked in the top-2% world-wide scientists of the Stanford-University's bibliometric study for the year 2021.