Marco Levorato

2016 Hellman Fellow

levorato@uci.edu

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
UC Irvine

Project Title: The Path Towards Smart Interconnected Communities

Marco Levorato’s research interests are focused on next-generation wireless networks, signal processing, cyber-physical systems, smart city and smart energy systems. The fellowship will support his Internet of Things (IoT)-inspired project, “The Path Towards Smart Interconnected Communities,” which seeks to develop a Smart Community Network system that empowers its citizens to provide feedback on services, infrastructures and neighborhoods, creating a virtuous cycle among technology, citizens and the city. The Smart Community Network will position the citizen at the center of the Smart City from the early development phase, combining data acquisition from mobile phones’ and other sensors with the direct feedback from the citizen.

“I am truly honored to be the recipient of the Hellman Award, my objective is to facilitate the inclusion of citizens as the central component of city administration and systems. The fellowship will be used to develop a new link between citizens, technology and citywide services.”