Dr. Michele Nati is Lead Technologist for Personal Data and Trust at Digital Catapult, where is setting the strategy and the delivery plan to unlock the potential of personal data sharing for creating new Internet of Things and Smart Services while retaining user privacy, trust and confidence. He also manages the Personal Data and Trust Network (http://pdtn.org) aiming at building and nurturing a community for responsible innovation around personal data.
Before joining DIGICAT, he matured over 10 years of research and development in Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things. He was Senior Research Fellow at ICS, University of Surrey, where it was Principal Investigator (PI) for the EU FP7 Project on Internet of Things, SocIoTal (http://sociotal.eu) and Co-Investigator IoT-Lab (http://www.iotlab.eu), working on privacy issues in mobile phone sensing and crowdsourcing area.
Prior to join Surrey he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2008 from the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” and he worked as researcher at the Northeastern University of Boston, and for the NEXSE/WLAB, a company based in Rome. He published a number of peer-reviewed articles and he has been involved in a number of EU and UK funded projects. His main interests are on design, implementation and evaluation of efficient context-aware solutions for modern smartphones, to reduce their energy consumption while increasing the users’ data sharing in a privacy-preserving environment.