Riccardo Petrolo is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University (USA) in the Rice Networks Group.
He  received the Bs.C. and Ms.C. degrees from University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy in 2010 and 2013 respectively.
In 2016, he received the Ph.D. degree from Lille 1 University, France. During this period, Dr. Petrolo served as Research Assistant at Inria Lille – Nord Europe, and he participated to the development of the EU FP7 VITAL project, one of the first Operating Systems for Smart Cities.
In 2015, Dr. Petrolo spent three months as Visiting Researcher in the GTA group at UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His current research interests include Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Cloud of Things, Semantic interoperability, Virtualization techniques, and Edge computing.