PhD Student in Computing Science and Engineering

About me

Mario Caruso

I'm a PhD student at Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale Antonio Ruberti - Sapienza Università di Roma. My main research reserch topics are about: Service Oriented Architectures, Smart Homes and Energy Management. I've been involved in two European reserach project - Sm4All and Greener Buildings - and one italian project - Brindisys. I'm one of the founding members and the chief technical officer of Over, a spin-off from Sapienza operating in the field of energy aware home automation systems.


Title Autor(s) Published in Year
1Benchmarking smart spaces through autonomous virtual agents.M. Caruso, F. Leotta, M. Mecella, S. VassosProceedings of International conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, AAMAS 20132013
2My-world-in-my-tablet: An architecture for people with physical impairment. M. Caruso, F. Cincotti, F. Leotta, M. Mecella, A. Riccio, F. Schettini, L. Simione, T. CatarciProceeding of Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Modalities and Techniques - 15th International Conference, HCI International 20132013
3User profiling and micro-accounting for smart energy managementM. Caruso, M. Mecella, R. Baldoni, L. Querzoni, A. Cerocchi,Proceedings of 11th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 20132013
4The brindisys project: Brain computer interfaces as assistive technology for people with alsF. Schettini, A. Riccio, L. Simione, G. Liberati, M. Caruso, B. Calabrese, N. Ielpo, A. Palumbo, V. Frasca, M. Mecella, F. Amato, A. Pizzimenti, M. Inghilleri, D. Mattia, F. CincottiProceedings of Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting 20132013
5From touch to brain control: augmenting communication in persons with alsF. Schettini, A. Riccio, L. Simione, G. Liberati, M. Caruso, B. Calabrese, N. Ielpo, A. Palumbo, V. Frasca, M. Mecella, F. Amato, A. Pizzimenti, M. Inghilleri, D. Mattia, F. CincottiProceedings of 12th European AAATE Conference2013
6Service ecologies for home/building automationMario Caruso, Claudio Di Ciccio, Ettore Iacomussi, Eirini Kaldeli, Alexander Lazovik, Massimo MecellaSyRoCo 20122012
7From Keyboard to Brain Computer Interface: the Brindisys ProjectF. Schettini, F. Aloise, M. Mecella, M. Caruso, A. Palumbo, A. Pizzimenti, M. Inghilleri, F. Cincotti,GNB 20122012
8The homes of tomorrow: Service composition and advanced user interfacesClaudio Di Ciccio, Massimo Mecella, Mario Caruso, Vincenzo Forte, Ettore Iacomussi, Querzoni Leonardo, Rasch Katharina, Giuseppe Santucci, Giuseppe Tino. ICST Transactions on Ambient Systems 20112011



The SM4ALL project will investigate an innovative middleware platform for inter-working of smart embedded services in immersive and person-centric environments, through the use of composability and semantic techniques for dynamic service reconfiguration. By leveraging on P2P technologies, the platform is inherently scalable and able to resist to devices’ churn and failures, while preserving the privacy of its human users as well as the security of the whole environment. This is applied to the challenging scenario of private houses and home-care assistance in presence of users with different abilities and needs (e.g., young able bodied, aged and disabled).


GreenerBuildings is an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) project funded under the European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) on Engineering of Networked Monitoring and Control Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks and Cooperating Objects. GreenerBuildings develops an integrated solution for energy-aware adaptation of public buildings. It investigates self-powered sensors and actuators, occupant activity and behaviour inference, and an embedded software for coordinating thousands of smart objects with the goals of energy saving and user support. GreenerBuildings embraces the following key principles in order to achieve its goals: living-lab experimentation and validation, an agile interdisciplinary consortium, and a user centric approach. In particular, the validation will consider test cases with at least 1.000 networked devices deployed in living-lab buildings.


BrIndiSys - Brain-computer interface devices to support individual autonomy in locked-in individuals - is a 3-years long research project, funded by the Italian Agency for Research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ARiSLA). The project is aimed at evaluating the benefit of a communication device (based on the Brain-Computer Interface technology) in support of individual autonomy of persons with ALS. The project is run by a multidisciplinary consortium, that is developing new dedicated hardware and new algorithms to implement a BCI device, and will carry out a clinical experimentation to evaluate the impact on the users' quality of life.



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