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Andrey Somov

Dr. Andrey Somov is an Assistant Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia. He graduated from the Russian State Aviation Technological University (MATI), Russia, with an honours degree in Electronic Engineering (2006). It was followed by employment as an Electronics Engineer in space technologies at the VNIIEM Corporation, Russia. After acquiring industrial experience Andrey focused on applied research and in 2006 was awarded a PhD scholarship at the University of Trento, Italy. In 2008 he was invited by the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting scholar to join Prof. Jan Rabaey’s team dealing with energy efficient sensor networks. Dr. Somov received his PhD in Electronic Engineering (2009) from the University of Trento, Italy, having specialized in power management in wireless sensor networks (WSN) under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Passerone.

During his PhD course at the University of Trento Dr. Somov was leading an independent research project on energy harvesting for sensor networks as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Caritro Foundation, Italy (2009).

Before joining Skoltech (2017), he had worked as a Senior Researcher for CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy (2010-2015) and as a Research Fellow for the University of Exeter, UK (2016-2017). His research interests covered power management for WSN and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cognitive IoT and associated proof-of-concept implementation.

Dr. Somov has published more than 50 papers for peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has delivered a number of invited talks at Berkeley Wireless Research Center, IDTechEx event, Luxembourg SnT Interdisciplinary Centre. He has been General Chair of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube’15), the ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things in 2014 and 2015. Andrey holds some awards in the fields of WSN and IoT including the Google IoT Technology Research Award (2016).

My research focuses broadly on wireless sensor networks and wearable electronics in the scope of Internet of Things. In particular, I am interested in:
– power management, low power design, energy harvesting and anything related to this topic,
– intelligent sensing,
– sensing (environmental/industrial/biomedical) and actuation,
– data processing,
– virtualization techniques,
– wireless communication,
– application and deployment.

Journal Articles 

17. V. Lebedev, E. Laukhina, V. Laukhin, A. Somov, A. M. Baranov, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. Investigation of sensing capabilities of organic bi-layer thermistor in wearable e-textile and wireless sensing devices. Organic Electronics. 42: 146-152, 2017.

16. E. Medvedeva, A. Baranov, A. Somov. Design and investigation of thin film nanocomposite electrodes for electrochemical sensors. Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical. 236: 858-864, 2016.

15. D. Spirjakin, A. Baranov, A. Somov, V. Sleptsov. Investigation of heating profiles and optimization of power consumption of gas sensors for wireless sensor networks. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 247: 247-253, 2016.

14. S. Akbari, A. Baranov, A. Somov, D. Spirjakin. Autonomous wireless carbon monoxide sensor node powered by ambient energy sources. Sensors and Systems 2: 48-53, 2016.

13. A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin, S. Akbari, A. Somov, R. Passerone. POCO: ‘Perpetual’ operation of CO wireless sensor node with hybrid power supply. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 238: 112-121, 2016.

12. A. Somov, R. Giaffreda. Powering IoT devices: technologies and opportunities. IEEE Internet of Things Newsletter. November 2015.

11. A. Somov, E. F. Karpov, E. Karpova, A. Suchkov, S. Mironov, A. Karelin, A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin. Compact low power wireless gas sensor node with thermo compensation for ubiquitous deployment. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 11(6): 1660-1670, 2015.

10. A. Somov, A. Baranov, A. Suchkov, A. Karelin, S. Mironov, E. Karpova. Improving interoperability of catalytic sensors. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 221: 1156-1161, 2015.

9. A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin, S. Akbari, A. Somov. Optimization of power consumption for gas sensor nodes: a survey. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 233: 279-289, 2015.

8. A. Makeenkov, I. Lapitskiy, A. Somov, A. Baranov. Flammable gases and vapors of flammable liquids: Monitoring with infrared sensor node. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 209: 1102-1107, 2015.

7. C. Dupont, F. Hermenier, T. Schulze, R. Basmadjian, A. Somov, G. Giuliani. Plug4Green: A flexible energy-aware VM manager to fit data centre particularities. Ad Hoc Networks, Special Issue on Energy-Aware Data Centres: Architecture, Infrastructure, and Communication 25(2): 505-519, 2015.

6. A. Somov, A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin, R. Passerone. Circuit design and power consumption analysis of wireless gas sensor nodes: one-sensor versus two-sensor approach. IEEE Sensors Journal 14(6): 2056-2063, 2014.

5. A. Somov, A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin. A wireless sensor-actuator system for hazardous gases detection and control. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 210(2014): 157-164, 2014.

4. A. Somov, A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin, A. Spirjakin, V. Sleptsov, R. Passerone. Deployment and evaluation of a wireless sensor network for methane leak detection. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 202(11): 217-225, 2013.

3. P. Vlacheas, R. Giaffreda, V. Stavroulaki, D. Kelaidonis, A. Somov, V. Foteinos, G. Poulios, A. R. Biswas, K. Moessner, P. Demestichas. Enabling smart cities through a cognitive management framework for the internet of things. IEEE Communications Magazine 51(6): 102-111, 2013.

2. A. Somov, A. Baranov, A. Savkin, D. Spirjakin, A. Spirjakin, and R. Passerone. Development of wireless sensor network for combustible gas monitoring. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 171(2): 398-405, 2011.

1. A. Somov. Wildfire safety with wireless sensor networks. ICST Transactions on Ambient Systems. 11(10-12): 1-11, 2011.

Conference and Workshop Proceedings

31. A. Somov, Z. J. Chew, T. Ruan, M. Zhu, S. P. Platt. Ultra-low-power RADFET sensing circuit for wireless sensor networks powered by energy harvesting. IEEE Sensors 2016, pp. 1-3, Orlando, FL, USA, October 30 – November 2, 2016.

30. A. Baranov, A. Somov, A. Karelin, E.E. Karpov, S. Mironov, E. Karpova. Assessment of explosion risks in the presence of hydrocarbon mixtures. The 30th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers (Eurosensors’16), Budapest, Hungary, September 4-7, 2016. In Procedia Engineering, vol. 168, pp. 493-496, 2016.

29. S. Fanchenko, A. Baranov, A. Savkin, A. Somov, L. Calliari. Multi-wavelength IR method for monitoring air pollution in cities. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2016), pp. 1-6, Trento, Italy, September 12-15, 2016.

28. A. Somov, Z. J. Chew, T. Ruan, Q. Li, M. Zhu. Piezoelectric energy harvesting powered WSN for aircraft structural health monitoring. The 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), pp. 1-2, Vienna, Austria, April 11-14, 2016.

27. V. Laukhin, V. Lebedev, E. Laukhina, A. Somov, A. Baranov, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. Fabrication and application of low cost flexible film-based sensors to environmental and biomedical monitoring scenarios. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube), LNICST vol. 170, pp. 203-216, Rome, Italy, October 26-27, 2015.

26. V. Lebedev, E. Laukhina, V. Laukhin, A. Somov, A. Baranov, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. Approach to engineering the temperature sensing e-textile: a lightweight thermistor as an active sensing element. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube), LNICST vol. 170,pp 223-234 Rome, Italy, October 26-27, 2015.

25. E. Medvedeva, E. Klochkova, T. Kondelinskaya, A. Baranov, A. Somov. Thin film nanocomposite electrodes for electrochemical sensors. The 29th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers (Eurosensors’15), Freiburg, Germany, September 6-9, 2015. In Procedia Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 1137-1140, 2015.

24. D. Spirjakin, A. Baranov, A. Karelin, A. Somov. Wireless multi-sensor gas platform for environmental monitoring. IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS’15), pp. 232-237, Trento, Italy, July 9-10, 2015.

23. A. Baranov, D. Spirjakin, S. Akbari, A. Somov, R. Passerone. A wireless carbon monoxide sensor node with hybrid power supply. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC’15), pp. 1019-1023, Pisa, Italy, May 11-14, 2015.

22. A. Somov, V. Lebedev, A. Baranov, E. Laukhina, V. Laukhin, R. Passerone, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. Wireless sensor node with ultrasensitive film sensors for emergency applications. The 28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers (Eurosensors’14), Brescia, Italy, September 7-10, 2014. In Procedia Engineering, vol. 87, pp. 520-523, 2014.

21. A. Makeenkov, I. Lapitskiy, O. Kanischev, A. Somov. Infrared sensor for monitoring of LEL of flammable gases and vapors of flammable liquids. The 28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers (Eurosensors’14), Brescia, Italy, September 7-10, 2014. In Procedia Engineering, vol. 87, pp. 995-998, 2014.

20. S. Sasidharan, A. Somov, A. R. Biswas, R. Giaffreda. Cognitive management framework for internet of things – a prototype implementation. In Proceedings of IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), pp. 538-543, Seoul, Korea, March 6-8, 2014.

19. A. Somov, T. Rasheed, V. Yedugundla. Power control game for spectrum sharing in public safety communications. In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), pp. 207-211, Berlin, Germany, September 25-27, 2013.

18. A. Somov, C. Dupont, R. Giaffreda. Supporting smart-city mobility with cognitive internet of things. In Proceedings of the Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013, pp. 1-10, Lisbon, Portugal, July 3-5, 2013.

17. D. Kelaidonis, A. Somov, V. Foteinos, G. Poulios, V. Stavroulaki, P. Vlacheas, P. Demestichas, A. Baranov, A. R. Biswas, R. Giaffreda. Virtualization and cognitive management of real world objects in the internet of things. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things, pp. 187-194, Besançon, France, November 20-23, 2012.

16. D. Kelaidonis, A. Somov, G. Poulios, V. Foteinos, V. Stavroulaki, P. Vlacheas, P. Demestichas. A cognitive management framework for smart objects and applications in the internet of things. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Smart Objects Resource Management, LNICST 58, pp. 196-206, Hamburg, Germany, September 26, 2012.

15. A. Somov, D. Spirjakin, A. Spirjakin, A. Baranov, V. Sleptsov, R. Passerone. Safe delivery of sensed data in wireless sensor networks for gas leak detection: a boiler facility scenario. In Proceedings of the 26th European Conference on Solid State Transducers (Eurosensors’12), pp. 873-876, Kraków, Poland, September 9-12, 2012.

14. A. Somov, C. C. Ho, R. Passerone, J. W. Evans, P. K. Wright. Printed electrochemical capacitors for energy scavenging sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Algorithms and Concepts for Networked Sensing Systems Powered by Energy Harvesters (EnHaNSS’12), pp. 1-6, Antwerp, Belgium, June 11, 2012.

13. C. Dupont, G. Giuliani, F. Hermenier, T. Schulze, A. Somov. An energy aware framework for virtual machine placement in cloud federated data centres. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy’12), pp. 1-10, Madrid, Spain, May 9-11, 2012.

12. D.-M. Quan, A. Somov, C. Dupont. Energy usage and carbon emission optimization
mechanism for federated data centres. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Efficient Data Centers (E2DC’12), LNCS vol. 7396, pp. 129-140, Madrid, Spain, May 8, 2012.

11. A. Somov, A. Baranov, A. Savkin, M. Ivanov, L. Calliari, R. Passerone, E. Karpov, A. Suchkov. Energy-aware gas sensing using wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN’12), LNCS vol. 7158, pp. 245-260, Trento, Italy, February 15-17, 2012.

10. A. Somov, C. C. Ho, R. Passerone, J. W. Evans, P. K. Wright. Towards extending sensor node lifetime with printed supercapacitors. In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN’12), LNCS vol. 7158, pp. 212-227, Trento, Italy, February 15-17, 2012.

9. A. Somov, S. Kandeepan, A. R. Biswas, A. Krause. Detect and avoid mechanism for ultra wide-band WiMedia: experimental evaluation of detection capabilities. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Ultra Wideband (ICUWB’11), pp. 307-311, Bologna, Italy, September 14-16, 2011.

8. A. Somov, M. Ivanov, A. Baranov, A. Savkin, K. Sithamparanathan. Energy efficient trade-off between communication and sensing in wireless gas sensor node. In The 1st Int. Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Strategies for POWER Saving (C2POWER’10), pp. 1-11, Lisbon, Portugal, September 8, 2010.

7. A. Somov, D. Spirjakin, M. Ivanov, I. Khromushin, R. Passerone, A. Baranov, A. Savkin. Combustible gases and early fire detection: an autonomous system for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the First ACM International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking (e-Energy’10), pp. 85-93, Passau, Germany, April 13-15, 2010.

6. A. Somov, I. Minakov, A. Simalatsar, G. Fontana, R. Passerone. A methodology for power consumption evaluation of wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA’09), pp. 1-8, Mallorca, Spain, September 22- 26, 2009.

5. D. Macii, A. Ageev, A. Somov. Power consumption reduction in wireless sensor networks through optimal synchronization. In Proceedings of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC’09), pp. 1346-1351, Singapore, May 5-7, 2009.

4. A. Somov, V. Sachidananda, R. Passerone. A self-powered module with localization and tracking system for paintball. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems (IWSOS’08), LNCS vol. 5343 , pp. 182-193, Vienna, Austria, December 10-12, 2008.

3. A. Somov. An energy scavenging module with reconfigurable power management for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 34th International Youth Scientific Conference (track: high tech electronics), pp. 47-49, Moscow, Russia, April, 2008.

2. A. Somov. An input-output module for telemetry data on the basis of FPGA. In Proceedings of the 33th International Youth Scientific Conference (track: high tech electronics), pp. 7-9, Moscow, Russia, April, 2007.

1. I. Minakov and A. Somov. A flexible embedded platform for experiments automation. In Proceedings of the 31th International Youth Scientific Conference (track: high tech electronics), pp. 18, Moscow, Russia, April, 2005.

Patents

Two patents.

Books (edited)

3. B. Mandler, J. Barja, M. E. Mitre Campista, D. Caganova, H. Chaouchi, S. Zeadally, M. Badra, S. Giordano, M. Fazio, A. Somov, R.-L. Vieriu (Eds.). Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. Second International Summit, IoT 360 2015, Rome, Italy, October 27-29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Springer, LNICST, vol. 169, ISBN 978-3-319-47063-4.

2. B. Mandler, J. Barja, M. E. Mitre Campista, D. Caganova, H. Chaouchi, S. Zeadally, M. Badra, S. Giordano, M. Fazio, A. Somov, R.-L. Vieriu (Eds.). Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. Second International Summit, IoT 360 2015, Rome, Italy, October 27-29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. Springer, LNICST, vol. 170, ISBN 978-3-319-47075-7.

1. J. Huusko, H. De Meer, S. Klingert, A. Somov. (Eds.). Energy Efficient Data Centers. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Efficient Data Centers, Madrid, Spain, May 8, 2012. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7396, ISBN 978-3-642-33645-4.

White Papers

1. A. Somov, S. Kandeepan, A. R. Biswas, and S. Zeisberg. Cognitive UWB. In Ultra-Wideband: Past, Present and Future, chapter 2.5, pp. 13-14, May 2011.

Posters

1. M. Mark, A. Somov, J. Rabaey. Powering wireless brain-machine interfaces. Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) Winter 2009 Retreat, Berkeley, USA, January 6, 2009.

 

 

- Google Internet of Things Technology Research Award, April 2016.

– Recognized Reviewer, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, February 2016.

– Teaching Award, European Alliance for Innovation, October 2015.

– Best demo award at Future Network and Mobile Summit, Lisbon, Portugal. July 3-5, 2013.

– Runner-up award at Future Network and Mobile Summit, Berlin, Germany. July 4-6, 2012.

– Caritrо Fоundatiоn Fеllоwship “Еnеrgy Scavеnging in Sеnsоr Nеtwоrks”, Italy, 2009.

– ArsLogica ICT Schооl Schоlarship, Italy, 2006.

Article is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
An article titled Estimation of a Gas Mixture Explosion Risk by Measuring the Oxidation Heat within a Catalytic Sensor and co-authored by A. Karelin, A. Baranov and S. Mironov is accepted for publication in highly reputed IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Issue on New Trends in Smart Sensors for Industrial Applications.

Published: June 8, 2017

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PhD Studentships: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT)
Location: Moscow, Russia
Funding for: RU Students, International Students
Funding amount: RUR 75,000 (EUR 1,200 equiv.) per month
Hours: Full Time
Start date: November 2017
Working language: English

Up to 4 PhD positions are available in the Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) Center at Skoltech – Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (http://www.skoltech.ru/en), Moscow, Russia. Skoltech was established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.
The position is for 4 years. It is available from November 1, 2017, or at the candidate’s earliest convenience before this date.
PhD students will contribute to the following research topic(s) in the scope of WSN and IoT:
– sensing and actuation,
– signal processing,
– intelligent systems,
– power management: low power design, energy harvesting,
– data processing,
– wearable electronics,
– wireless communication,
– wireless power transfer,
– application and deployment
The exact research topic will depend on the candidate background and expertise. More details about the Skoltech PhD course are available at http://www.skoltech.ru/en/education

Eligibility criteria:
– Degree in EE, CS, ICT
– English language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS). Applicants who did not get a chance to pass English exam (TOEFL/IELTS) will be able to do it during the “Selection Weekend” at Skoltech.
– Be motivated complete a PhD within 4 years

To apply:
Submit your CV along with the motivation letter (up to 700 words) to Dr. Andrey Somov a.somov@skoltech.ru by June 12, 2017.

Published: May 11, 2017

ФИО: Сомов Андрей Сергеевич

Занимаемая должность (должности): Старший преподаватель

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Ученая степень: степень Ph.D. в области информационных технологий и электроники 2009,  университет г. Тренто (Италия)

Ученое звание: нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: проектирование радиоэлектронных средств

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке: нет

Общий стаж работы: Более 12 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 12 лет