UCI IASL

Intelligent and Autonomous Systems Lab

Intelligent and Autonomous Systems Lab

Computer Science Department, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Marco Levorato

Ph.D. Telecommunication Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Machine Learning for Systems
  • Systems for Machine Learning
  • Distributed and Edge computing
  • Vehicular autonomy
  • Healthcare

Email: levorato@uci.edu

Education:

  • 2010-2012 – Post Doctorate Scholar, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University and the University of Southern California, USA
  • 2009 – Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
  • 2005 – M.E. in Telecommunication Engineering (summa cum laude), University of Ferrara, Italy
  • 2002 – B.E. inTelecommunication Engineering(summa cum laude), University of Ferrara, Italy

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 – IEEE Senior Member
  • 2022 – Distinguished Member of the 2022 IEEE INFOCOM Technical Program Committee
  • 2019 – Dean’s Mid Career Research Award
  • 2016 – University of California Hellman Award
  • 2012 – Best paper award – IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2012, Signal processing symposium
  • 2012 – Winner of the ACCESS Post Doctoral research fellowship at the ACCESS Linnaeus Center, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
  • 2010 – Nominated for the Best Young Researcher Award, Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
  • 2009 – Nominated for the Best Young Researcher Award, Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.

Funding

  • 2022 – Cisco Research Grant: Context-Aware Dynamic Control of Edge Task Offloading for Mobile Object Detection, PI: Levorato, USD 75K, 05/01/2022 – 04/30/2023
  • 2022 – NSF SHA: A Design Automation Methodology for Flexible Real-Time Computing based on Split and Early Exit Neural Models, PI: Mohammad Al Faruque, Co-PI: Marco Levorato, USD 500K, 02/01/2022-01/31/2025.
  • 2021 – NSF Nets: Reliable Task Offloading in Mobile Autonomous Systems Through Semantic MU- MIMO Control, PI: Francesco Restuccia, Co-PI: Marco Levorato, USD 415K, 10/01/2021-09/30/2024.
  • 2021 – UCI/ICS Exploration Grant: Interconnected Autonomy Group, PI: Marco Levorato, USD 70K, 06/01/2021-05/30/2022.
  • 2021 – NSF-IUCRC Planning grant: Center for Smart Space Research (CSSR), PI: Nalini Venkata- subramanian, Co-PI: Marco Levorato, Sergio Gago, Sharad Mehrotra, USD 20K, 03/01/21- 02/28/22.
  • 2020 – NSF/Intel-MLWIN: Ultra-Reliable Collaborative Computing for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, PI: Marco Levorato, Co-PI: Stephan Mandt, USD 450K, 07/01/20-06/30/23
  • 2019 – UCI/ICS Exploration Grant: Exploring New Security Horizons for Emerging Autonomous Systems, Co-PIs: Marco Levorato, Alfred Chen, and Gene Tsudik, USD 75K, 03/14/2019- 03/14/2020
  • 2018 – DARPA: HYDRA – Resilient Computation for Heterogeneous Autonomous Drone sYstems, PI: Marco Levorato, Co-PI: Bhaskar Krishnamachari (USC), USD 316K (+10K equipment gift), 10/01/18-09/30/19
  • 2018 – NSF-S&CC: UNITE: Smart, Connected, and Coordinated Maternal Care for Underserved Communities, (Co-PI) USD 2.1M, 09/01/18-08/31/22
  • 2018 – University of California Office of the President: UC-Lab Center for Electricity Distribution Cybersecurity, (Co-PI) USD 3.75M (300K personal), 03/01/18-02/28/21
  • 2018 – NSF-S&AS: Cognitive and Reflective Monitoring Systems for Urban Environments, PI: Marco Levorato, Co-PI: Solmaz Kia, USD 500K, 01/01/18-31/12/21
  • 2017 – NSF-WiFiUS: IoCT-CARE: Internet of Cognitive Things for Personalized Healthcare, PI: Nikil Dutt, Co-PI: Marco Levorato, USD 300K, 04/01/17-03/31/19
  • 2016 – NSF-EPCN: Multi-Scale Analysis and Control of Smart Energy Systems, PI: Marco Levorato, Co-PI: Mohammad al Faruque, USD 260K – 09/01/16-08/31/18
  • 2016 – University of California Hellman Fellowship: The Path Towards Smart Interconnected Communities, PI: Marco Levorato USD 50K, 2016

Editorial Service

  • 2021 – Computer Networks – Elsevier: Guest Editor special issue on Machine Learning for Wireless Networks
  • 2019 – Computer Networks – Elsevier: Area Editor (2019-Present).
  • 2019 – IEEE Open Access Journal-COMS: Guest Editor Aerial Wireless Networks Special Issue
  • 2019 – MDPI Energies: Guest editor – Special Issue on Modeling and control of smart energy systems

Professional Service

  • Workshop on Dynamic Neural Networks (part of ICML 2022): chair.
  • IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (IEEE PiCOM 2022): TPC Chair
  • IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (IEEE Secon 2022) 2022: Demo co-Chair.
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications: Vice Chair (2020-2021).
  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (IEEE SmartComp 2021): Tutorial Chair.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (IEEE ISIT 2020): Local
  • Arrangements Chair.
  • ACM International Workshop on Autonomous Mobile Air-Ground Edge Computing, Systems, Networks and Applications (Part of ACM SIGCOMM 2019): Chair.
  • 1st IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking, Planning, and computing for UAV swarms (Part of IEEE WOWMOM 2019): Chair.
  • IEEE Special Interest Group – Big Data Management and Analytics – IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (ETC-SG): Co-Chair, 2018.
  • 1st Workshop on Communications, Data Processing and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CPC-UAV) (Part of IEEE Secon 2018): Chair.
  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (IEEE SMARTCOMP 2018): Publicity chair (America).
  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP 2018): Co-organizer of the special session on Cybersecurity and Privacy.
  • IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE ICNC 2018): Chair of the Cognitive Computing and Networking symposium.
  • Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (Asilomar 2017): Organizer of the invited session on Cognitive Networks.
  • IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (IEEE Secon 2017): TPC Vice Chair for Submissions.
  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (IEEE SmartGridComm 2017): Chair of the Smart Metering, Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing symposium.
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2017): Chair of the Machine-to-Machine Communications and the Internet of Things workshop.
  • IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE ICNC 2017): Chair of the Cognitive Computing and Networking symposium.
  • ACM Annual International Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking (ACM Mobicom 2015): Workshop Co-chair
  • ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (ACM Mobisys 2015): Publication Chair.
  • ACM Annual International Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking (ACM Mobicom 2014): Co-chair local arrangements.

Selected TPC Memberships

  • IEEE SECON (2022-present)
  • IEEE Infocom 2016

UCI Service

2019-2021: ICS Faculty chair
2020-present: Faculty mentor (Sangeetha Jyoti)
2018-2020: Faculty search committee (Systems/CS);
2019-2021: Hellman Fellowship committee member;
2019: Council on Research, Computing and Libraries (CORCL);
2018-2019: Hiring Vision Committee (CS Dept.);
2016-2018: UCI Senate Committee on Courses (CoC);
2014-2015: Senate Committee on Education Policies (CEP);
2014-2019: Graduate Student Admission Committee (CS Dept.);
2016-2019: Lecturer Review Board (CS Dept.);
2016: Chair Selection Committee;
2015 and 2016: Undergraduate Summer Internship Committee.