Chiara Petrioli is full professor and Director of SENSES lab and of the Cyber Physical Systems lab of the University of Rome La Sapienza. She is founding partner and R&D Director of WSENSE, the Sapienza spinout company on innovative cable-less networked underwater solutions. Prof. Petrioli has been among the pioneers of underwater networking, an area on which she holds publications and international patents. She has been PI of game changing EC projects such as FP7 SUNRISE and EASME ArcheoSub. Her research has received international awards and has been listed in the NT100 global social techs changing our life 2016.