Novel perspectives on physical layer security and privacy in wireless communications

Advanced analysis of wireless signals can tell much more than one would expect. Even systems deemed "secure" in the classical sense might reveal sensitive information such as users' identities or current locations. Marco's research has evaluated novel security and privacy aspects of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies. He proposed some frameworks to efficiently monitor and study Bluetooth connections in real-time. In addition, he contributed to developing several signal manipulation techniques to counter privacy attacks based on Wi-Fi sensing. The research outcomes are always validated using prototypes based both on software-defined radio platforms and commercial hardware.


  • Primary: Francesco Gringoli


Short Bio

Marco Cominelli received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering and his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Brescia, Italy. He has also been a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh in 2018 and a visiting research student at Northeastern University in 2021. His research activity has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, where his contributions received the Best Paper Award on two different occasions.