Riccardo Petrolo is currently R&D Engineer at Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe Rome, Italy.
He  received 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 was involved in the development of the EU FP7 VITAL project, one of the first Operating Systems for Smart Cities.
In 2015, Dr. Petrolo was Visiting Researcher in the GTA group at UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
From January 2017 to January 2019 he was Postdoc Fellow at Rice University (Houston, Texas, USA) where he lead the ASTRO project.
His current research interests include Internet of Things, Robotic Networks, Semantic interoperability, Edge computing, and Smart Cities.