Research Interests &
Short Bio


My research interests are broadly in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), visible light communication, pervasive computing, wireless networks and cyber physical systems (CPS). Whitin these areas, I am particularly interested in research problems that are amenable to both, simple mathematical analysis and system evaluation.

I obtained my PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and my BSc in Electronics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Before my appointment at TU Delft, I was a member of the research staff at Xerox Research Labs; an IRCSET fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway; and a senior researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Recent Selected Publications


My full publication list is available here

  • R. Bloom, M. Zuniga, C. Pai, "LuxLink: Creating a Wireless Link from Ambient Light", [pdf], ACM SENSYS 2019.

  • S. Demetri, M. Zuniga, G. Picco, F. Kuipers, L. Bruzzone, and T. Telkamp, "Automated Estimation of Link Quality for LoRa: A Remote Sensing Approach", [pdf], ACM/IEEE IPSN 2019.

  • R. Bloom, M. Zuniga, Q. Wang, D. Giustiniano, "Tweeting with Sunlight: Encoding Data on Mobile Objects", [pdf], IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

  • J. Verhoeff, A. Srirangam, M. Zuniga, B. Humala, "Monitoring LED Lights with Current Signatures", [pdf], IEEE INFOCOM 2018.

  • A. Galisteo, Q. Wang, A. Deshpande, M. Zuniga, D. Giustiniano, "Follow that Light: Leveraging LEDs for Relative Two-Dimensional Localization", [pdf], ACM CoNEXT 2017.

  • H.Wu, Q. Wang, J. Xiong, M. Zuniga, "SmartVLC: When Smart Lighting Meets VLC", [pdf], ACM CoNEXT 2017.

  • Q. Wang, M. Zuniga, D. Giustiniano, "Passive Communication with Ambient Light", [pdf], ACM CoNEXT 2016. Best Paper Runner Up. Related to this concept is our Accenture Innovation Award 2017 for using "Sunlight for Communication", which is also the result of joint work with Dr. Wang and Dr. Giustiniano. Link and RTL Z interview.

  • M. Cattani, A. Loukas, M. Zimmerling, M. Zuniga, K. Langendoen, "Staffetta: Smart Duty-Cycling for Opportunistic Data Collection", [pdf], ACM SENSYS 2016.

  • L. Klaver, M. Zuniga, "Shine: A Step Towards Distributed Multi-Hop Visible Light Communication", [pdf], IEEE MASS 2015. Schematics and firmware available [here]. Best Paper Award.

  • A. Loukas, M. Cattani, M. Zuniga, J. Gao, "Graph Scale-Space Theory for Distributed Peak and Pit Identification", [pdf], ACM/IEEE IPSN 2015.

Professional Service


I am involved in the Technical Programm Committes of various venues, including:

  • IEEE INFOCOM (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
  • IEEE PERCOM (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • ACM/IEEE IPSN (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013)
  • ACM SENSYS (2019, 2017, 2016)
  • ACM MOBICOM (2018)

A complete list of my professional service is available here