Nicolò Merendino

       Ritratto di Nicolò Merendino

Curriculum
Computer Science and Innovation for Societal Challenges, XXXVII series 

Grant sponsor
Officine On/Off, PON

Supervisor
s
Antonio Rodà

Contact
nicolo.merendino@studenti.unipd.it

         



Project description
Due to the spread of Internet, to the availability of low budget microcontrollers, and to the diffusion of decentralized production infrastructures (Fablabs etc.), IoT has lately seen a big growth that, according to a recent report by Cisco, reaches over 5 billions of devices spread all over the world. Although a single device is usually designed to consume few resources (low power, small dimensions) this growth of IoT devices, when observed as a whole, carries an extremely heavy environmental footprint. The aims of the project are: 1 - To understand through meta-review what are the most unsustainable components of IoT systems (hardware, computational cost, data streaming, etc.). 2 - To propose sustainable alternatives to reduce the environmental impact of IoT systems (e.g. efficient algorithms, re-usable user interfaces, etc.) 3 - To evaluate how the user experience is affected by the proposed sustainable approach, by using as a case study the Internet of Musical Things.