I was born in 1986 in Lesina (Puglia, Italy) a small but absolutely lovely town (see the gallery "My Hometown").
I graduated in Computer Engineering (M.S., with hons) on Oct,20th 2009 - University of Bologna
I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering (embedded real-time systems) at DEIS - University of Bologna (XXV cycle), currently undertaking an internship as system engineer at NVIDIA Corp. in Santa Clara, CA.
Feel free to contact me anytime at my mail address .
I'll glad to be useful in any form.
PGP pub key [E8481C1B]: Click here
Fields of interest:
Embedded hardware and software design, FPGAs, software engineering, real-time platforms and multiprocessor operating systems (VxWorks, Linux-RT, MicroC/OS-II, QNX), digital audio, security (cryptographic applications and smart-cards devices), networking.
- Laboratory of Digital Systems M course (with Prof. E. Faldella) in the Computer Engineering MS degree at University of Bologna.
- Professional courses for industries: VHDL design methodologies for synthesis on FPGAs (mostly Altera), timing and power analysis of synchronous designs, rapid developement of custom PCI-Express and PC/104 peripherals.
Honors and awards:
- Altera InnovateItaly 2011. Score: First Place!
- B&R European Industrial Ethernet Award 2010/11. Winner (Relevance for the industry)
- Altera InnovateItaly 2010. Score: First Place Ex Aequo!
- B&R European Industrial Ethernet Award 2008/09. Score: Top 10
- Altera InnovateItaly 2009. Score: Top 10
From 2002 to 2006 I have worked on hardware and software design and development of a medical appliance, currently covered by european patent entitled "MACHINE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD FOR RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF INFECTIONS AND/OR RISK SITUATIONS RELATED TO GASTRODUODENAL PATHOLOGIES"
(EU Patent Number: EP 1596722. U.S. patent pending)
- My Linkedin profile
- My user page on SourceForge
- http://www.primianotucci.com/go/live - Live Bike Tracking Project
- http://www.stegano.net - Network steganography group
- http://www.dinesgroup.org/ - The Distributed Network Systems research group
- International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis, 2012. An Efficient Real-Time Infrastructure for Home Automation based on Powerline Communications. P. Tucci, E. Faldella.
- 11th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, 2011.A Portable Infrastructure Supporting Global Scheduling of Embedded Real-Time Applications on Asymmetric MPSoCs. E.Faldella, P.Tucci
- International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis, 2011. Network Evasion via DNS Covert Channels. P. Tucci, E. Faldella.
- Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2010. Logic Device Agents: Smart and highly reusable components in industrial automation systems. E.Faldella, A. Tilli, P. Tucci
- Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, 2009. A model-driven approach to automated diagnosis of industrial distributed I/O systems based on fieldbus technologies. E. Faldella, P. Tucci
- European Industrial Ethernet Award. A Model-Driven Approach to Automated Diagnosis of Complex Distributed I/O Systems based on Ethernet Powerlink Fieldbus Technology. P. Tucci
- Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Nov;66(5):881-90. Clinical usefulness of gastric-juice analysis in 2007: the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone...Tucci et al.
- XII National Congress of Digestive Diseases. Mt 21-42: usefulness of perendoscopic gastric juice analysis. Tucci et al.
- Endoscopy. 2005 Oct;37(10):966-76. Real-time detection of Helicobacter Pylori infection and atrophic gastritis: comparison between conventional methods and a novel device for gastric juice analysis during endoscopy. Tucci et al.
- XI National Congress of Digestive Diseases. Atrophic gastritis of the oxyntic mucosa: a truly rare condition or a condition rarely detected ?. Tucci et al.
- Digestion. 2005;72(1):33-42. Epub 2005 Aug 17. Mt 21-42: development and validation of an automatic device proposed for the endoscopic diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and atrophic gastritis. Tucci et al.
- X National Congress of Digestive Diseases. Mt 21-42: an innovative device for the endoscopic diagnosis of helicobacter pylori infection and atrophic gastritis. Tucci et al.
- X National Congress of Digestive Diseases. Mt 21-42: Validation of a novel device performing gastric juice analysis (ph and ammonium) during endoscopy. Tucci et al.
- X National Congress of Digestive Diseases. Mt 21-42: The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. Tucci et al.
This site is a good hint about my hobbies, isn't it?
- Computing: I started using computers in '90s. All can i remember from those times was a 16 (or maybe at most 256) colors 386 computer with Microsoft DOS and a graphic software called Dr.Genius. It was absolutely my first approach with computers.
Networking fascinated me since early years. I still remember me getting astonished by modem "chat" sessions (with a monochrome terminal) between me and my uncle who lived 900Km far away. Passion for computing grew up year by year.
I can still remember my first approach with computer programming. It was a Corel software called Corel Script Editor... as I can recall it was a program aimed to write extension scripts to the graphic suite but it was also able to create standalone dialog based applications. It was really amazing. Next years someone suggested me to try Visual Basic. I used it for years, it was a good start to make functional applications without spending too much time. At the age of 12 I started interesting in web development. I developed the first site for my hometown (a copy is still reachable on http://dev.primianotucci.com/lesina for "historical records"). In the following years I partially continued developing some sites. Here's few sites i've realized in past:
As my interests grew up I begun to be mainly attracted by software programming. My actual languages knowledge following here:
- x86 Assembly (average)
- Microchip PIC(18) Assembly (good)
- C (good)
- C++ (good)
- .Net / C# (good)
- Java (good)
- HTML/CSS (good)
- VB / ASP (good)
- PHP (good)
- Prolog (poor)
- VHDL (good)
- Bash scripting (average)
- Electronics: Electronics also was one of my early passions. I can still remember, when I was around 8 years old, about my father teaching my lessons taken from his "Scuola Radio Elettra" manuals. Most of my interests was fed up by the magazine "Nuova Elettronica", that I esteem the greatest eletronics Italian magazine.
In the following years I started applying on ST micro ST6x microcontrollers as I got involved in firmware developing of a medical device (see publications).
Recently I switched to Microchip PICxx micros that I prefer to STx ones for a variety of reasons: more development tools/debuggers, opensource C compilers, an amazing set of integrated peripherals (A/D converters, comparators,native SPI, native I2C, hardware UART,Flash memory,...)
- Mechanics: Mechanics is a quite recent hobby. It started in late years. Most of my passion about mechanics is due to a really experienced uncle that introduced me in this amazing world.
I love mechanics repairworks and renewal of any kind of devices, from motorhoes to cars.
- Music: My interests about playing music started studying piano at the age of 8 for six years. Then I stopped playing piano for some years (I found classical music too boring at those times) and restarted playing by myself 3-4 years after.
Actually I enjoy and spend a lot of time playing electric guitar.
- Travels: traveling and visiting places around the world... this is absolutely amazing. I love staying and meeting people in hostels. I prefer short-terms (and cheap of course) week-ends off. Check out the "Travels" section.
To be continued...