Andrey Somov is a Senior Researcher in the Area of Smart Internet of Things at CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy. He graduated at “MATI”-Russian State Technological University, Russia (2004) and holds the diploma of Electronics Engineer from the same institution (2006). Andrey received his PhD (2009) from the University of Trento, Italy, for work in the field of power management in wireless sensor networks. Before starting his PhD, Andrey worked as an electronics engineer in space technology at VNIIEM corporation, Russia. In the fall 2008 he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, where he conducted research in energy efficient sensor networks. Andrey has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has been General Chair of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube’15) and the ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things in 2014. His current research interests include power management for the wireless sensor nodes, cognitive Internet of Things and associated proof-of-concept implementation.