Researcher with over a decade of experience in applied research for industry and academia. My research areas are generally the sphere of Internet of Things (IoT), and I’m particularly interested novel communication and localization approaches. I’m currently a Lead Researcher at the Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi, where my current activities are focused on developing resilient and secure mesh networks, both for First Responders and for UAVs.

I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol and an MEng in Computer and Electronic Systems from The University of Strathclyde. In between the MEng and the receiving the PhD I spent some time with research labs at Thales Research and Technology and the Toshiba’s Bristol Research and Innovation Laboratory.

Research Interests

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Low-Power Wireless, PHY-based Security, UWB Localization, Embedded AI, Mesh Networks, RF Jamming


  • PhD in “Software Defined Networking for the Industrial Internet of Things” from the University of Bristol, UK.
  • MEng in Computer and Electronic Systems from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.


  • M. Baddeley. “Software Defined Networking for the Industrial Internet of Things”, Ph.D dissertation, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Univ. Bristol, 2020.
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Open Source Projects

  • OSF: Open Synchronous Flooding.
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  • JamRF: Performance Analysis, Evaluation, and Implementation of RF Jamming over Wi-Fi.
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  • µSDN: A low-overhead SDN stack and lightweight controller for embedded devices.
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Editorial Boards

(Co-)Organisation of Conferences

Technical Program Committee Memberships

Peer Review Activities

IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Access , IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology

Invited Talks

  • CPS-IoTBench 2020 – “Experimenting During Lockdown: The Importance of Remote Testbeds Post COVID” [youtube | slides]

Selected Publications

  1. [NEW!] M. Baddeley, CA. Boano, A. Escobar-Molero, Y. Liu, X. Ma, V. Marot, U. Raza, K. Römer, M. Schuß, and A. Stanoev, Understanding Concurrent Transmissions: The Impact of Carrier Frequency offset and RF Interference on Physical Layer Performance. Preliminary technical report published as eprint arXiv:2304.00371 in April 2023.
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  2. M. Baddeley, Y. Gyl, M. Schuss, X. Ma, and CA. Boano, OSF: An Open-Source Framework for Synchronous Flooding over Multiple Physical Layers. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN). Linz, Austria. October 2022.
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  3. MA. Lopez, M. Baddeley, WT. Lunardi, A. Pandey, and JP. Giacalone, Towards Secure Wireless Mesh Networks for UAV Swarm Connectivity: Current Threats, Research, and Opportunities. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Wireless Sensors and Drones in Internet of Things (Wi-DroIT), in conjunction with DCOSS. Virtual event. July 2021.
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  4. M. Baddeley, A. Aijaz, U. Raza, A. Stanoev, M. Schuß, CA. Boano, and G. Oikonomou, 6TiSCH++ with Bluetooth 5 and Concurrent Transmissions. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN). Virtual event. February 2021.
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  5. M. Baddeley, R. Nejabati, G. Oikonomou, M. Sooriyabandara, and D. Simeonidou, Evolving SDN for Low-Power IoT Networks,” in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft). Montreal, Canada. June. 2018.
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