Martin Serrano

Dr. Martin Serrano (PhD. MSc. Eng. B.Eng)

Data Scientist and IoT-M2M Semantic Interoperability Expert

Head at Internet of Things and Data Stream Processing Research Unit (UIoT) National University of Ireland Galway (NUI-Galway)

Dr. Serrano has an Adjunct Lecturer position at NUIGalway and is Guest Lecturer at SCU in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Ca. USA. He also has Lectures at California State University SLO, Ca, USA and TUB, Berlin and FBK-CREATE Net in Trento, Italy.

Dr. Serrano is a recognised expert on Semantic Interoperability for Distributed Systems and has also contributed to define the Data Interplay in Edge Computing using the Linked Data paradigm, in both works he has got awards for his Scientific Contribution/Publications. Dr. Serrano has advanced the state of the art on Pervasive Computing using semantic data Modelling and Context Awareness methods to extend the "Autonomics" parading for networking systems. He also has contributed to enrich the Information and Knowledge Engineering area using Semantics and Ontologies for describing data and services relations in Autonomic Computing. Dr. Serrano is a pioneer and visionary on proposing that Semantic Technologies applied to Policy-based Management Systems can be used as an approach to produce cognitive applications capable of understanding, service and application events, controlling the pervasive services life cycle.

His research interests are on Distributed Systems, Security and Privacy, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Web, Linked Data and Information Modelling, Data Interoperability, Policy-Based Management, Autonomics (self-organization, and self-management.). Dr. Serrano is actively investigating Cloud Computing Services Management, Semantic-based Cloud Infrastructures Control and Big Data Management. He is also investigating Cyber-Physical Systems Control, Sensor Networks and The Internet of Things (IoT) and their large scale deployment using Cloud environments.

Dr. Serrano has published in international conferences (IEEE UIC, IEEE ICC, etc.), international journals (IEEE Wireless Magazine, IEEE Pervasive Computing, etc.) and several book chapters in the cited domains. He has served as reviewer of various high impact journals, including, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Transaction on Wireless Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Networks and Service Management, etc.

He is author of the academic book "Applied Ontology Engineering in Cloud Services, Networks and Management Systems" published by Springer USA. Dr. Serrano has experience on Technical and General Management levels of Irish National (HEA Futurecomm, SFI FAME) and European collaborative Projects (IST CONTEXT, IST AutoI, ICT OpenIoT, ICT OpenIoT-Enlarged, ICT Vital, ICT BIG IoT, ICT ACTIVAGE) and also Experiments in European Platforms (SSCFed4FIRE) and also as active research member for European Research Networks of Excellence (EMANICS, MAGIX, etc). He is an active member of IEEE (Computer and Communication Societies) and ACM.

Dr. Serrano is a continuos contributor for the European Commission DG-CNECT for defining the Research and Innovation Agenda for Europe, acting as an expert and assist the European Commission in the definition of Horizon 2020 and FP9 Horizon Europe programme.


(2018 Ryan Award for Innovation Nominee - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

(2018 President's Young Researcher Award Nominee - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

(2018 50 Best Smart City projects in the world award - SCC NIST, US ignite, Kansas City, Mo. USA)

(2017 IEEE Communications Society, IoT Experimental Platforms Chapter Chair)

(2016 Technical Leader Galway Smart City - Global City team Challenge endorsed by NIST-USA)

(2015 Listed in 25 Key People influencing the Internet of Things - Silicon Republic Media, Ireland)

(2015 Research Excellence President's Award Nominee - Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland)

(2014 Outstanding Academic Achievement Nominee - Irish Software Association, Ireland)

(2013 Best Open Source Platform for the Internet of Things Award - BlackDuck Company, USA)

In the past:

Head, Research Scientist of European Projects, Coordinator and Industry PI, Project Leader at Sensor Middleware Unit (USM) Coordinator and Principal Investigator's Team member at the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group and Researcher at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

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