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Engineering & Informatics
Dr Martin Serrano Orozco
Data Scientist and IoT-M2M Semantic Interoperability Expert
Head at Internet of Things, Data Stream Processing and Intelligent Systems Research Unit (UIoT)
Dr. Serrano has an Adjunct Lecturer position at NUIGalway and is Guest Lecturer at SCU in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Ca. USA. He also has Lectures at California State University SLO, Ca, USA and TUB, Berlin and FBK-CREATE Net in Trento, Italy.
Dr. Serrano is a recognised expert on Semantic Interoperability for Distributed Systems and has also contributed to define the Data Interplay in Edge Computing using the Linked Data paradigm, in both works he has got awards for his Scientific Contribution/Publications. Dr. Serrano has advanced the state of the art on Pervasive Computing using semantic data Modelling and Context Awareness methods to extend the "Autonomics" parading for networking systems. He also has contributed to enrich the Information and Knowledge Engineering area using Semantics and Ontologies for describing data and services relations in Autonomic Computing. Dr. Serrano is a pioneer and visionary on proposing that Semantic Technologies applied to Policy-based Management Systems can be used as an approach to produce cognitive applications capable of understanding, service and application events, controlling the pervasive services life cycle.
His research interests are on Distributed Systems, Security and Privacy, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Web, Linked Data and Information Modelling, Data Interoperability, Policy-Based Management, Autonomics (self-organization, and self-management.). Dr. Serrano is actively investigating Cloud Computing Services Management, Semantic-based Cloud Infrastructures Control and Big Data Management. He is also investigating Cyber-Physical Systems Control, Sensor Networks and The Internet of Things (IoT) and their large scale deployment using Cloud environments.
Dr. Serrano has published in international conferences (IEEE UIC, IEEE ICC, etc.), international journals (IEEE Wireless Magazine, IEEE Pervasive Computing, etc.) and several book chapters in the cited domains. He has served as reviewer of various high impact journals, including, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Transaction on Wireless Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Networks and Service Management, etc.
He is author of the academic book "Applied Ontology Engineering in Cloud Services, Networks and Management Systems" published by Springer USA. Dr. Serrano has experience on Technical and General Management levels of Irish National (HEA Futurecomm, SFI FAME) and European collaborative Projects (IST CONTEXT, IST AutoI, ICT OpenIoT, ICT OpenIoT-Enlarged, ICT Vital, ICT BIG IoT, ICT ACTIVAGE) and also Experiments in European Platforms (SSCFed4FIRE) and also as active research member for European Research Networks of Excellence (EMANICS, MAGIX, etc). He is an active member of IEEE (Computer and Communication Societies) and ACM.
Dr. Serrano is a continuos contributor for the European Commission DG-CNECT for defining the Research and Innovation Agenda for Europe, acting as an expert and assist the European Commission in the definition of Horizon 2020 and FP9 Horizon Europe programme.
(2020 Next Generation Internet Explorers Award - Best International Research Project, EU-USA)
(2019 European Citizens Science Association and citizens-sciene.ie national initiative, Galway,IE)
(2018 Ryan Award for Innovation Nominee - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)
(2018 President's Young Researcher Award Nominee - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)
(2018 50 Best Smart City projects in the world award - SCC NIST, US ignite, Kansas City, Mo. USA)
(2017 IEEE Communications Society, IoT Experimental Platforms Chapter Chair)
(2016 Technical Leader Galway Smart City - Global City team Challenge endorsed by NIST-USA)
(2015 Listed in 25 Key People influencing the Internet of Things - Silicon Republic Media, Ireland)
(2015 Research Excellence President's Award Nominee - Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland)
(2014 Outstanding Academic Achievement Nominee - Irish Software Association, Ireland)
(2013 Best Open Source Platform for the Internet of Things Award - BlackDuck Company, USA)
In the past:
Head, Research Scientist of European Projects, Coordinator and Industry PI, Project Leader at Sensor Middleware Unit (USM) Coordinator and Principal Investigator's Team member at the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group and Researcher at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).
For more details visit: https://nuig.insight-centre.org/uiot/
EU-H2020 OpenIoT Overall Budget: Eur 4,516,665.00
Open Source blueprint for large scale self-organizing cloud environments for IoT applications
Virtualised programmable InTerfAces for innovative cost-effective IoT depLoyments in smart cities
Super Stream Collider Experiments for FIRE
Federated Interoperable Semantic IoT/cloud Testbeds and Applications
motivating the vertically integrated IoT platforms and
by creating marketplaces for IoT services and applications.
A European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments
The project will deliver the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES),
a set of Techniques, Tools and Methodologies for interoperability at different layers between heterogeneous IoT Platforms and an Open Framework
for providing Semantic Interoperability of IoT Platforms for AHA.
EU-H2020 CREATE-IoT Overall Budget: Eur 3,718,972.65
Cross Fertilisation through Alignment, Synchronisation and Exchanges for IoT.
CREATE-IoT¿s aim is to stimulate collaboration between IoT initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms.
in the frame of fellowships for the best European internet researchers and innovators.
the European NGI ecosystem and novelty `made in Europe¿ services and products will drive the way forward
Research Activities and Interest over the years
Trustworthy AI an Explainable Ai
Big Data and Internet of Things
Data Federation, Sharing and Interoperability
Intelligent Data Analysis and Continuous Query Processing
Applied Semantics and Semantic Analysis
Internet of Things and Semantic Interoperability
Intelligent Data Analysis and Continuous Query Processing
AI and Robotic Engineering Systems
Sensor Networks and Internet of Things
Systems Federation and Query Stream Processing
Privacy, Security and Trust
Semantic Aggregation and Stream Processing
Information Systems and Query Data Optimisation
Systems Interoperability and Federated Systems
Linked Data and Data Serialisation
Applied Semantics and Ontology Engineering
Virtualisation and Distributed Virtual Environments
Event Detection and Event Processing
Cloud and Management Systems
Data Modelling, Linked Data and Ontologies
Policy-Based Management Systems
Distributed Systems and Data Bases
Context Awareness and Pervasive Applications
1998-2002 - Industrial Experience
Knowledge Transfer and Engineering Design
ISO and Kaisen Quality Control
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)|| '“VITAL-OS: An Open Source IoT Operating System for Smart Cities”'
Aqeel H. Kazmi, Martin Serrano and John Soldatos (2018) '“VITAL-OS: An Open Source IoT Operating System for Smart Cities”'. Ieee Communications Magazine, [Details]
|(2017)|| 'Overcoming the Heterogeneity in the Internet of Things for Smart Cities'
Aqeel Kazmi, Zeeshan Jan, Achille Zappa, Martin Serrano (2017) 'Overcoming the Heterogeneity in the Internet of Things for Smart Cities'. Lecture Notes In Computer Science, 10218 [DOI] [Details]
|(2015)|| '“Defining the Stack for Service Delivery Models and Interoperability in the Internet of Things: A Practical Case With OpenIoT-VDK”'
Martin Serrano, Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, Danh Le Phuoc, Manfred Hauswirth, John Soldatos, Nikos Kefalakis, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Arkady B. ZaslavskyMartin Serrano, Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, Danh Le Phuoc, Manfred Hauswirth, John Soldatos, Nikos Kefalakis, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Arkady B. Zaslavsky (2015) '“Defining the Stack for Service Delivery Models and Interoperability in the Internet of Things: A Practical Case With OpenIoT-VDK”'. Ieee Journal On Selected Areas In Communications, [Details]
|(2017)|| Building the Future through Future Internet Research and Experimentation.
Martin Serrano, Michael Boniface, John Domingue (Editor), Nikolaos Isaris, Thanasis Korakis, Hans Schaffers (2017) Building the Future through Future Internet Research and Experimentation. London, UK: River Publishers. [Details]
|(2016)|| Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things.
Ivana Podnar arko, Arne Broering, Sergios Soursos, Martin Serrano (2016) Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things. Germany: Springer. [Details]
|(2015)|| OpenIoT: Open Source Internet-of-Things in the Cloud.
Martin Serrano, John Soldatos, Nikos Kefalakis, Manfred Hauswirth, Jean-Paul Calbimonte, Mehdi Riahi, Karl Aberer, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Arkady Zaslavsky, Ivana Podnar arko (2015) OpenIoT: Open Source Internet-of-Things in the Cloud. Germany: Springer. [Details]
|(2012)|| Applied Ontology Engineering in Cloud Services, Networks and Management Systems.
Martin Serrano (2012) Applied Ontology Engineering in Cloud Services, Networks and Management Systems. NY, USA: Springer Verlag. [Details]
|(2018)|| 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information technology (CIT-2018)
Ernando Batista, Gustavo Figaredo, Maycon Peixoto, Martin Serrano and Cassio Prazeres (2018) Load Balancing in the Fog of Things Platforms through Software-Defined Networking 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information technology (CIT-2018) [Details]
|(2016)|| 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
Martin Serrano and Amelie Gyrard (2016) “Connected Smart Cities: Interoperability with SEG 3.0 for the Internet of Things” 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications [Details]
|(2016)|| 4rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2016), 22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria
Amelie Gyrard, Ghislain Atemezing, Christian Bonnet, Karima Boudaoud, Martin Serrano (2016) Reusing and Unifying Background Knowledge for Internet of Things with LOV4IoT 4rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2016), 22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria Austria, [Details]
8th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2015)
Martin Serrano and Amelie Gyrard (2015) A Unified Semantic Engine for Internet of Things and Smart Cities: From Sensor Data to End-Users Applications” 8th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2015) [Details]
|(2015)|| 8th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2015)
Martin Serrano, Amelie Gyrard, Christian Bonnet, Karima Boudaoud (2015) “Assisting IoT Projects and Developers in Designing Interoperable Semantic Web of Things Applications” 8th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2015) [Details]
|(2015)|| IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Hugo Hromic, Conor Hayes, Danh Le Phuoc, Martin Serrano, Aleksander Antonic, Ivana Podnar (2015) “Real Time Analysis of Sensor Data for the Internet of Things by means of Clustering and Event Processing” IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) [Details]
|(2013)|| IEEE proceedings of the 2nd IEEE WoWMoM 2013 workshop on the Internet of Things and Smart Objects (IoT-SoS 2013)
Martin Serrano, Hoan Nguyen M. Quoc, Manfred Hauswirth, Wei Wang, Payam Barnaghi, Philippe Cousin (2013) “Open Services for IoT Cloud Applications in the Future Internet” IEEE proceedings of the 2nd IEEE WoWMoM 2013 workshop on the Internet of Things and Smart Objects (IoT-SoS 2013) [Details]
|(2013)|| 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (IEEE Cloudcom 2013)
Martin Serrano, Manfred Hauswirth, Nikos Kefalakis, John Soldatos (2013) A Self-Organizing Architecture for Cloud by means of Infrastructure Performance and Event Data 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (IEEE Cloudcom 2013) [Details]
”Data Modeling for Cloud-Based Internet-of-Things Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things 2012”
Myriam Leggieri, Martin Serrano, Manfred Hauswirth (2012) ”Data Modeling for Cloud-Based Internet-of-Things Systems ”Data Modeling for Cloud-Based Internet-of-Things Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things 2012” [Details]
|(2012)|| 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012)
Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, Martin Serrano, Danh Le Phuoc, Manfred Hauswirth (2012) “Super Stream Collider: Linked Stream Mashups for Everyone” 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012) [Details]
|(2014)|| 'Design principles for utility-driven services and cloud-based computing modelling for the Internet of Things'
John Soldatos, Nikos Kefalakis, Martin Serrano, Manfred Hauswirth (2014) 'Design principles for utility-driven services and cloud-based computing modelling for the Internet of Things' International Journal of Web Services Practices (IJWSP), . [Details]
|(2013)|| '“Design Principles for Utility-Driven Services and Cloud-Based Computing Modelling for the Internet of Things”'
John Soldatos, Nikos Kefalakis, Martin Serrano, Manfred Hauswirth, Reinhard Herzog (2013) '“Design Principles for Utility-Driven Services and Cloud-Based Computing Modelling for the Internet of Things”' Inderscience International Journal of Web and Grid Services (IJWGS) - Special Issue s on Special Issue Next-Generation Web Services and distributed architectures in the Future Internet, . [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2018||IEEE Best Paper Award||18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology|
|2018||"50 Best Smart City Awards"||NIST and SCC Smart Connected Cities|
|2017||"2017 NIST / US-Ignite Smart City Project"||National Institute for Standards and Technology|
|2016||IEEE Best IoT Paper Award||30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications|
|2016||"IEEE Communications Society, IoT Experimental Platforms Chapter Chair"||IEEE Communications Society|
|2015||"25 key people influencing/experts in the Area of Internet of Things"||Silicon Republic|
|2015||"Best Practices and Success Stories of EU Funded Projects"||Kingdom of Bahrein|
|2014||"Best IoT product/Solution at MIT Media Lab IoT Hackaton"||MIT Media Lab, Cambridge Massachusetts USA.|
|2014||"ISA Outstanding Academic Achievement Nomination"||Irish Software Association|
|2014||"Internet of Things Best Semantic Interoperability Application"||IoT Forum|
|2013||“Open Source Project of the Year”||Blackduck Software Company|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|OASC Ireland||Technical Manager||01-JUN-17 /|
|IEEE Communications Society||IoT Emerging Technologies, Experimental Platforms Chapter Chair||01-JUN-17 /|
|Open Agile and Smart Cities (OASC)||Board Member||01-APR-16 /|
|Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI)||Group co-Chair at the AIOTI WG01 IoT Research||01-OCT-17 /|
|IoT Forum||Board Member||01-MAY-15 /|
Modelling and Context Awareness
Data and Information Modelling
Security and Privacy
Cyber-Physical Systems Control
Software Oriented Architectures
Control and Management Operations
M2M, E2E and CPS systems
Cloud Infrastructures Control
Policy-based Management Systems
Autonomics (self-organization, and self-management.).
Big Data Management
Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)
|Alan O'Boyle||MASTERS OF SCIENCE||Y|
Recent Postgraduate Students
|2018||Huy Le Van||MASTERS OF SCIENCE|
|2016||Annemarie Helmreich||MASTERS OF SCIENCE||Y|
Current Postgraduate Students (Research)
|Basim Mahbooba||Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering)||Supervisor|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|Spring 2016||OpenIoT Theory and Practice||COEN296F14 Santa Clara University, California, USA||OpenIoT Technology for Smart Living Environments|
|Autum 2016||Future Internet Technologies Industry 4.0 and Applications||FIT2016 Technical University of Berlin TUB Germany||Industry 4.0 and Applications|
|Spring 2017||OpenIoT Fundamentals||COEN296F14 Santa Clara University, California, USA||OpenIoT Technologies for Smart Cities|
|Spring 2018||Internet of Things Technology Fundamentals||COEN296F14 Santa Clara University, California, USA||Internet of Things for Smart City Applications|