Dr. Matteo (Ceriotti) Zella


NameMatteo (Ceriotti) Zella
PositionSenior Researcher
AddressSchützenbahn 70
Building SA
45127 Essen

Research Interests

  • Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Networked Embedded Systems… and Synonyms
  • Everything Wireless yet Dependable
  • No-Surprises, Easy Deployment of Low-Power Wireless Systems: From Design to Validation


  • Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Germany, 2012
  • EWSN/CONET Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Trento, Italy, 2012
  • Best Paper Award at IPSN/SPOTS, Chicago (IL), USA, 2011
  • Best Paper Award at IPSN/SPOTS, San Francisco (CA), USA, 2009


  • Since 04.2014 University of Duisburg-Essen, Senior Researcher (Networked Embedded Systems, NES)
  • 08.2012–03.2014 RWTH Aachen University, Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow (Communication and Distributed Systems, COMSYS)
  • 01.2012–07.2012 RWTH Aachen University, Post-Doctoral Researcher (Communication and Distributed Systems, COMSYS)
  • 05.2011–12.2011 Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Post-Doctoral Researcher (Embedded Systems, ES)
  • 11.2006–04.2011 Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Ph.D. Student (Embedded Systems, ES)
  • 05.2006–10.2006 Politecnico di Milano, Research Assistant (Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, DEI)


  • 2011 – PhD in Information and Communication Technology from University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy (Topic: Guaranteeing Communication Quality in Real World WSN Deployments)
  • 2006 – Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2003 – Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy


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Sascha Jungen, Matteo Ceriotti, Richard Figura, Pedro José Marrón: Situated Wireless Networks Optimisation through Model-based Relocation of Nodes. Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2017), 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Sascha Jungen, Matteo Ceriotti, Pedro José Marrón: Demo: A Model-based Framework for the Situated Design and Deployment of Wireless Embedded Systems. Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2017), 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Hugues Smeets, Matteo Ceriotti, Eduardo Ferrera, Pedro José Marrón: Replacing Free-Ranging Robots with Alternative Mobile Nodes. 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)


Richard Figura, Chia-Yen Shih, Matteo Ceriotti, Songwei Fu, Falk Brockmann, Héctor Nebot, Francisco Alarcón, Andrea Kropp, Konstantin Kondak, Marc Schwarzbach, Antidio Viguria Jiménez, Margarita Mulero-Pázmány, Gianluca Dini, Jesús Capitán, Pedro José Marrón: Kassandra: A Framework for Distributed Simulation of Heterogeneous Cooperating Objects. Journal of Systems Architecture, pp. -, 2016, ISSN: 1383-7621. (Type: Journal Article | Links)
Richard Figura, Oliver Schmitz, Tobias Hagemeier, Matteo Ceriotti, Falk Brockmann, Margarita Mulero-Pázmány, Pedro José Marrón: ICELUS : Investigating Strategy Switching for Throughput Maximization to a Mobile Sink. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE conference on Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services (WONS 2016), Cortina, Italy, 2016. (Type: Inproceedings | )


Florian Schmidt, Matteo Ceriotti, Niklas Hauser, Klaus Wehrle: If You Cant Take the Heat: Temperature Effects on Low-Power Wireless Networks and How to Mitigate Them. Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN15), 2015. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Richard Figura, Sascha Jungen, Matteo Ceriotti, Pedro José Marrón: Poster Abstract: Deployment, Reconfiguration and Adaptation through Modelling and Simulation in DREAMS. 12th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, Porto, Portugal, 2015. (Type: Inproceedings | )


Hanno Wirtz, Matteo Ceriotti, Klaus Wehrle: Pervasive content-centric wireless networking. Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM14), 2014. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Hanno Wirtz, Torsten Zimmermann, Matteo Ceriotti, Klaus Wehrle: CA-Fi: Ubiquitous mobile wireless networking without 802.11 overhead and restrictions. Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM14), 2014. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Hanno Wirtz, Jan Rüth, Torsten Zimmermann, Matteo Ceriotti, Klaus Wehrle: A Wireless Application Overlay for Ubiquitous Mobile Multimedia Sensing and Interaction. Proceedings of the 5th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2014), pp. 236–247, 2014. (Type: Inproceedings | )
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