Emilio Leonardi

  • Email: emilio.leonardi@polito.it
  • Phone: +390110904133

I have been  full professor  in the  Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni at  Politecnico di Torino, since 2015.

I got a Dr.Ing degree in Electronics Engineering in 1991 (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering in 1995, both from Politecnico di Torino.

In 1995, I spent one year at the Computer Science Department of the University  of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with Prof. M. Gerla, where I  was involved in the Supercomputer-SuperNet (SSN) project, aimed to the design  of a hierarchical network composed of  an  optical backbone that interconnects several high speed wormhole routed networks.

In  Summer 1999 I visited the “High-Speed Networks Research Group”,  at Bell Labs – Lucent, where I participated in the design of efficient scheduling  policies for high capacity input-queued switches.

During   Summer 2001 I  visited Prof. Balaji Prabakhar,  at  Stanford University,  EE Dept., where I investigated  the performance of scheduling policies for input-queued switches.

In Summer 2003 I  visited the IP group at SprintLabs-Burlingame CA, where I worked on  the definition of efficient and accurate  algorithms for the estimation of traffic matrices in IP backbone networks starting from  link load measurements.

In summer 2012 I visited the Network Division at NEC laboratories, Heidelberg, Germany where I  took part in the definition of smart policies for  prefetching/caching video contents in next generation mobile networks and to the definition of smart policies  for  content advertisement.

Lastly,  in winter 2016/2017  I visited the  NEO team, at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, where I  took part  in the definition of smart policies for caching contents in next generation highly dense cellular networks.

I  participated in several National and European   projects such as  IST-SONATA, IST DAVID, NoE ePhoton-1 and  NoE Euro-FGI, FET STAMINA.  I was also  involved in several consulting and research projects with private industries, including Lucent  Technologies, British Telecom, Alcatel, IBM  and TILAB, Microsoft Research.

I was the  scientific coordinator of the three year long  European 7-th FP  STREP project  NAPA-WINE on P2P streaming applications, involving 11 European research institutions, operators and manufacturers.

I have co-authored over 250 papers published in leading international journals and presented in international conferences, most of them in the area of telecommunication networks. I have also co-authored four patents.

I participated in the organizing and  technical  committees of several  conferences including IEEE Infocom, ACM Sigmetrics and ACM MobiHoc.    served in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.  I was  co-guest editor of the special issue on  “High-Performance Optical/Electronic Switches/Routers for High Speed Internet” for  the “IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications”.

I received  the best paper award at the following conferences:

  • IEEE Globecom – High Speed Networks Symposium, 2002.
  • IEEE High Performance Switching a Routing Symposium (HPSR), 2006.
  • 14-th IEEE/ACM   International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS’06), 2006.
  • 12-th IEEE International conference  on Peer to Peer Computer, (P2P’12), 2012