Dr. Maria Rita Palattella (S’04, M’07, PhD’11) is a Senior R&T Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department. Prior to that, she was a Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg. She is actively involved in innovative R&D activities spanning the domain of Internet of Things (IoT) including: development and design of energy-efficient algorithms and reliable protocols for IoT applications, exploitation of the potential of IPv6 and related standards (IEEE802.15.4e, IETF RPL, etc.). Her interest also covers Smart Cities through the investigation of applicability of IoT solutions in urban scenarios, to enable smart mobility, and management of heterogeneous systems and resources in VANETs, using the SDN approach. With respect to the Smart Space concept, she has been investigating means of efficiently intertwining IoT/M2M applications and satellite technologies, in collaboration with SES and ESA.