Prof. Dr. Fadel Adib (
Doherty Chair in Ocean Utilization
MIT Media Lab & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

75 Amherst St., E14-474G
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Prof. Dr. Silvia Santini (
Computer Systems Institute (SYS)
Faculty of Informatics, USI

Via la Santa 1, 6962 Lugano-Viganello

Keynote:Decoding Hidden Worlds: Wireless & Sensor Technologies for Oceans, Health, and Robotics

Keynote: “Sensors at Work: Pervasive Computing for Supporting Well-Being and Productivity in the Workplace”

Fadel Adib is the Doherty Chair at MIT and Associate Professor in the MIT Media Lab and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is the founding director of the Signal Kinetics group which invents wireless and sensor technologies for networking, health monitoring, robotics, and ocean IoT. He is also the founder of Cartesian, a spinoff from his lab that focuses on mapping indoor environments using wireless signals. Adib was named by Technology Review as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under 35 and by Forbes as 30 under 30. His research on wireless sensing was recognized as one of the 50 ways MIT has transformed Computer Science, and his work on robotic perception was named as one of the 103 ways MIT is making the world better. Adib’s commercialized technologies have been used to monitor thousands of patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and COVID19, and he has had the honor to demo his work to President Obama at the White House. Adib is also the recipient of various awards including the NSF CAREER Award (2019), the ONR Young Investigator Award (2019), the ONR Early Career Grant (2020), the Google Faculty Research Award (2017), and the Sloan Research Fellowship (2021), and his research has received Best Paper/Demo Awards at SIGCOMM, MobiCom, and CHI. Adib received his Bachelors from the American University of Beirut (2011) and his PhD from MIT (2016), where his thesis won the Sprowls award for Best Doctoral Dissertation at MIT and the ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award. 

Silvia Santini is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Informatics of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland. She previously held appointments as Assistant Professor at TU Darmstadt and as Associate Professor TU Dresden, Germany, as well as senior researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She holds a master’s degree (with honors) in telecommunication engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. Silvia’s research focus is on mobile and wearable computing and in particular on the design of novel models and systems for modelling human behaviour and supporting well-being and productivity at work. Silvia is one of the founding Editors and the current Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing Technologies (PACM IMWUT), the leading journal for research on ubiquitous and wearable computing systems. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the UbiComp conference series and has served on the Technical Program Committees of several leading venues in the fields of mobile computing, ubiquitous and wearable computing, internet of things and cyber-physical systems, including MobiSys, SenSys, IPSN, InfoCom, and more. Silvia is also a member of USI’s University Senate and of USI’s University Council, and an engaged promoter of a more inclusive leadership culture within academia and beyond.