Alessandro Depari

Associate Professor in Electrical and Electronic Measurements



Biography

Alessandro Depari received the M.Sc. Degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. Degree in Electronic Instrumentation from the University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Since 2007, he has been Assistant Professor and, since 2017, Associate Professor with the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, in the field of electrical and electronic measurements. He is member of the research group Embedded Systems and Smart Sensors (ES3) at the University of Brescia.

From 2004 to 2009, he was appointed as assistant of the Fundamentals of Digital Electronics course for the B.Sc. Degree in Information Engineering.
Since the academic year 2010/11, he has been appointed as teacher of the Logic Networks and Principles of Digital Electronics module and, since the academic year 2015/16, of the Complements of Digital Electronics and Microprocessors module, within the Digital Electronics integrated course, for the B.Sc. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Since 2012, he has been member of the Committee of the Ph.D. Programs in Electronic Engineering, Sensors and Instrumentation and in Information Engineering, at the University of Brescia.
Since 2003, he was supervisor of more that 40 thesis works and tutor of one Ph.D. candidate.

His research activity includes: sensor signal conditioning and processing; embedded systems based on microcontrollers, DSPs and FPGAs; development of smart sensors and sensor networks for distributed measurement with industrial communication systems; design of methods and digital electronic circuits for numeric measurement instrumentation; design and development of systems for m-Health (mobile health) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

In July 2011, he has been Visiting Fellow in the School of Engineering Systems, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

He is author or co-author of more than 140 scientific works, published on international journals, books and conference proceedings.
He is co-inventor of two italian and two international patents.

He has been member of the Italian Associations SIE (Italian Society of Electronics - formerly Group of Electronics, GE) and of the GMEE (Group of Electrical and Electronic Measurements) since 2003.
He has been member of IEEE since 2007, of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society since 2012, and of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society since 2018.
He has been Secretary of the IEEE Italy Chapter IM - Instrumentation and Measurement since 2015.
He has been Counselor of the IEEE Student Branch of Brescia since 2016.

He served as Section Editor of the IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT 2018 Special Issue of the ACTA IMEKO journal.
He served as Guest Editor of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2020 Special Section of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements journal.
He serves as Guest Editor of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2021 Special Section of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements journal.

He has been member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) since 2012.
He has been member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) since 2013.
He has been member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) since 2016.
He has been Chair-Elect of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) since 2019.
He served as Special Session Chair of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Seoul, Republic of Korea, March 12-14, 2018.
He served as Technical Program Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, Brescia, Italy, April 16-18, 2018.
He served as Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Sophia Antipolis, France, March 11-13, 2019.
He served as Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Virtual Conference, March 9-11, 2020.
He served as Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Virtual Conference, August 23-25, 2021.
He serves as Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Sundsvall, Sweden, August 1-3, 2022.


Classes

Integrated course Digital Electronics (Elettronica Digitale), Bachelor degree in "Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering", composed of:


Publications

A sample of recent international publications is provided hereinafter. The full list of international publications is available through the OPENBS-IRIS archive.

  • P. Ferrari, E. Sisinni, A. Depari, A. Flammini, S. Rinaldi, P. Bellagente, M. Pasetti, On the Performance of Cloud Services and Databases for Industrial IoT Scalable Applications, Electronics, September, 2020, Vol. 9, N. 9, p. 1435, ISSN 2079-9292, DOI 10.3390/electronics9091435.
  • E. Sisinni, A. Depari, A. Flammini, G. Ferri, V. Stornelli, G. Barile, Full-analog parasitic capacitance compensation for AC-excited differential sensors, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, August, 2020, Vol. 69, N. 8, pp.5890-5899, ISSN 0018-9456, DOI 10.1109/TIM.2019.2962296.
  • E. Sisinni, P. Ferrari, D. Fernandes Carvalho, S. Rinaldi, M. Pasetti, A. Flammini, A. Depari, LoRaWAN Range Extender for Industrial IoT, IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics, August, 2020, Vol. 16, N. 9, pp. 5607-5616, ISSN 1551-3203, DOI 10.1109/TII.2019.2958620.
  • M. Pasetti, E. Sisinni, P. Ferrari, S. Rinaldi, A. Depari, P. Bellagente, D. Della Giustina, A. Flammini, Evaluation of the Use of Class B LoRaWAN for the Coordination of Distributed Interface Protection Systems in Smart Grids, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, March, 2020, Vol. 1, N. 9, pp. 13, ISSN 2224-2708, DOI 10.3390/jsan9010013.
  • P. Bellagente, C. Crema, A. Depari, A. Flammini, G. Lenzi, S. Rinaldi, Framework-Oriented Approach to Ease the Development of Ambient Assisted-Living Systems, IEEE Systems Journal, December, 2019, Vol. 13, N. 4, pp. 4421-4432, ISSN 1932-8184, DOI 10.1109/JSYST.2019.2924150.

Patents

  • A. Benussi, B. Borroni, A. Depari, A. Padovani, Method of generation of a diagnostic index for Alzheimer disease, electronic apparatus for implementation of the method and system, Università degli Studi di Brescia, 2016-11-02, European patent EP3534790, PCT patent WO2018083580.
  • A. Benussi, B. Borroni, A. Depari, A. Padovani, Metodo di generazione di un indice diagnostico per malattia di alzheimer, apparato elettronico di implementazione del metodo e sistema, Università degli Studi di Brescia, 2016-11-02, Italian patent IT201600110051.
  • P. Bellagente, A. Depari, A. Flammini, S. Rinaldi, A. Vezzoli, Method and control device for managing remote sensor or actuators, Università degli Studi di Brescia, 2016-04-20, European patent EP3446467, PCT patent WO2017182960.
  • P. Bellagente, A. Depari, A. Flammini, S. Rinaldi, A. Vezzoli, Metodo e dispositivo di controllo per la gestione di sensori o attuatori remoti, Università degli Studi di Brescia, 2016-04-20, Italian patent ITUA20162758.

Miscellanea

  • Current research topics
    • Microcontroller-based interface for capacitive differential sensors with stray capacitance compensation
    • IoT-ready sensor nodes for detection of air pollutants
    • Smart farm: use of IoT technologies in the context of agriculture
    • Performance characterization of embedded smartphone accelerometers
    • Sensor systems for the monitoring of innovative concrete for structure reinforcement
    • Automatic classification of fitness exercises through inertial sensors and machine learning

    Bachelor and master thesis activities are available on those topics.


Contacts

Last update: 5/1/2022