CV: IT Architect - Computer Engineer


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 Date Submitted:24-09-2011
 Last Modified:03-03-2014 (08:30)
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 Current job:IT Architect - Computer Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsAnalytical Thinking, Flexibility, Initiative, Impact and Influence, Project Management, Teamwork, Computer networks, Mobile systems, Pervasive systems, Technology, Wireless Sensor Networks, Researcher,Healthcare,Logistics, Localization
|“At a glance”|
An accomplished “idea person” who thinks strategically, acts tactically while having the strength of character and experience to influence significant positive change in business.
- Proven performer
- Tenacious but flexible
- Anticipates challenges
- Clear communicator
- Easily learns new and different things
- Impact and influence
- Effective implementer
- Handles unusual pressure
- Team worker



Executive Master in Project Management                       11/2012 – 05/2013

Quality Evolution Consulting S.r.l., Florence, Italy

Executive Master based on the PMBOK® - Project Management Institute’s Foundational Standards


PhD in Computer Science and Engineering 2012

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca Italy
Thesis title: Wireless Sensing Devices: From Research to Real Applications in Logistics and Healthcare
- Full grants winner – Final Evaluation: Excellent
Master’s degree in Computer Engineering 2008
Faculty of Engineering – University of Pisa, Italy
Thesis title: Automated localization of containers: a non-conventional approach based on wireless sensor networks
- Grade: 110/110
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering 2005
Faculty of Engineering – University of Pisa, Italy
Thesis title: Standard 802.11e and design of a corporate network using CISCO guidelines
- Grade: 110/110 cum Laude
Computer Science Diploma 2002
I.T.I.S. “Antonio Pacinotti” – Taranto Italy
- Grade: 100/100
|Personal Experience|
Bank of Italy, Rome - Italy 11/2013 - present
IT Architect - Computer Engineer
KVM, VMware ESX virtualization, provisioning, configuration (Red Hat Linux / Windows)
Software tools: Puppet Labs, The Foreman, Git, VMware Sphere
CMS - dotCMS in clustered environment, Liferay portal installation and configuration
Cross Browser Testing for desktop, mobile, and responsive web sites
Institute of Informatics and Telematics, NRC of Pisa – Italy 09/2012 – 11/2013
Postdoc Researcher
7th EU Framework project ICT-296451 (2012-2014):
 o Open Polarity Enhanced Named Entity Recognition (OpeNER)
 o 2 Million EUR project
 o Responsible, coordinator and manager of the NRC tasks of the project
Collection, analysis and processing of social media and web content (Big Data)
Programming mobile devices to collect / integrate data from different sources of online information
Opportunities & fund seeker and proposal co-writer
University of Pisa, Faculty of Engineering, Pisa – Italy 03/2012 – 09/2012
Postdoc Researcher
Improvement of a glacier monitoring system with real-time and remote data collection
Main task: Programming Campbell Sc. CR1000 sensors to use Michrosat satellite modems enabling satellite communication and integration with a smart monitoring system
Work partially funded by the Italian Glacier Committee
PRIN (Research Program of National Interest) – University of Pisa – Italy
Participation as Researcher 03/2010 – 09/2012
Project title: Mobility and context dependence in the system Cloud@Home
Team task: Design of a distributed system for environm. data retrieval using smartphones
University of New Brunswick, Saint John – Canada 
Sep 2010 – Jul 2011 Full-time Research PhD Student
* Developing and testing of a patient-monitoring system using wireless sensor technology solutions to detect and predict certain types of falls among elderly.
University of New Brunswick, Saint John – Canada 
Sep 2009 Visiting Research PhD Student
* Innovative Research regarding a patient-monitoring system using wireless sensor technology solutions to detect certain types of human movements.
* Monitor body movements and brain activity as predictive indicators for falls.
Central Administration, University of Pisa, Pisa – Italy
2004–2008 Part-Time student technician
* Technical support, PC assembly, hardware repair
* McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator installation and management
* Time Navigator 4 (backup software) management
Institute for Informatics and Telematics – National Research Council of Pisa – Italy
2007 Internship 
* Voice Over IP – “Trusted” session identification (SIP protocol)
* Voice Over IP – Security protocols for granting confidential communications
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa – Italy
2006-2007 Term contract
* McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator upgrade and related McAfee software update
|Technical Skills|
Computer Networks design
Cloud Computing
Router and Switch CISCO configuration and related
CISCO security configuration for Routers
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 3.11 - 8
MS-DOS, Unix FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, TinyOS
Program languages and Scripts
Java, C, C++, Android, Java3D, J2ME, Assembly, Visual Basic, Turbo Pascal
HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, Perl, PHP, CGI
MySQL, TinyDB, XML, JSON, Apache webserver, Hadoop, Matlab, SciLab
UML, OpenSSL, NesC, MASM, Verilog, VHDL, LaTeX
Eclipse RPC, NetBeans
VMware Workstation and Fusion
VMware ESX, virtual machines management system
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator antivirus management
Server VoIP: SER, OpenSER (Linux)
Network Simulator 2
Microsoft Office Automation Software
Microsoft Project and Visio
|Foreign Languages|
English: fluent 
Spanish: basic
French: basic
|Hobbies and Passions|
* Hobbies: music, tennis, RC planes, finance
* Passions: computer science, hi-tech, Formula 1, planes and helicopters
|Academic Publishing|
2012 – A smartphone-based fall detection system – S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, F. Bonatesta, G. Cola, P. Corsini and A. Vecchio, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, ISSN 1574-1192.
2012 – An integer linear programming approach for radio-based localization of shipping containers in the presence of incomplete proximity information – S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, P. Corsini, B. Panicucci, M. Passacantando, and A. Vecchio, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
2011 – MIMS: A Minimally Invasive Monitoring Sensor Platform – S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, and J. Light, IEEE Sensors Journal.
Workshops and others
2013 – Deploying a Communicating Automatic Weather Station on an Alpine Glacier – S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, L. Carturan, D. Cesarini, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 19, 2013, Pages 1190-1195, ISSN 1877-0509,
2012 – Estimation of energy consumption for TinyOS 2.x-based applications. – S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, D. Cesarini and A. Vecchio, The 2nd International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Intelligence Gathering and Monitoring (ANT 2012 Workshop SNIGM), Procedia CS. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
2011 – Developing cognitive decline baseline for normal ageing from sleep-EEG monitoring using wireless neurosensor devices. – S. Abbate, J. Light and X. Li, The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Intelligence Gathering and Monitoring (CCECE 2011 Workshop SNIGM), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
2011 - Estimation of energy consumption in wireless sensor networks using TinyOS 2.X - S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, A. Biondi and A. Vecchio, The 8th Annual IEEE Consumer Comm. and Networking Conference - Demos (CCNC’2011 - Demos), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 1 2011.
2011 - Recognition of false alarms in fall detection systems - S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, G. Cola, P. Corsini, J. V. Light, and A. Vecchio, in 1st IEEE International Workshop on Consumer eHealth Platforms, Services and Applications (CCNC’2011 Workshop CeHPSA), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 1 2011, pp. 538–543.
2010 - Monitoring of Human Movements for Fall Detection and Activities Recognition in Elderly Care Using Wireless Sensor Network: a Survey - S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, P. Corsini, J. Light and A. Vecchio, Book chapter of Wireless Sensor Networks: Application-Centric Design, ISBN: 978-953-307-321-7, InTech.
2009 - Localization of shipping containers in ports and terminals using wireless sensor networks - S. Abbate, M. Avvenuti, P. Corsini and A. Vecchio , Proc. of 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2009), Vancouver, Canada, IEEE Computer Society, vol.2, pp.587-592, August 2009.
2007 - Deployment of TLS support with Open SIP Express Router - S. Abbate and M. N. La Polla
2007 - Deployment of auth_identity module with SIP Express Router - S. Abbate and M. N. La Polla
|Further Experience|
Workshops on Sensor Networks for Intelligence Gathering and Monitoring
Workshop chair, publicity chair, reviewer, webmaster
SNIGM 2013 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canada 06/2013
Part of the Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2013)
SNIGM 2012 – Niagara falls, Ontario – Canada 08/2012
Part of the Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012)
SNIGM 2011 – Niagara falls, Ontario – Canada 05/2011
Part the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2011)
Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications
Workshop publicity chair, reviewer
PerMoby 2012 – Lugano – Switzerland 03/2012
Part of the IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2012)
Annual Waterfront Conference: Waterfronts, The Economy and Leading Change
Committee member, organizer
Saint John, New Brunswick – Canada 05/2011
Business conference with 100+ key influencers and decision makers on developing Port Cities
Workshop on Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing
Workshop publicity chair, reviewer, webmaster
PerSeNS 2011 – Seattle, Washington – USA 03/2011
Part of the IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2011)

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