I am a professor in the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni at Politecnico di Torino.
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 the 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.
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 have participated in several National and European projects such as IST-SONATA, IST DAVID, NoE ePhoton-1 and NoE Euro-FGI, FET STAMINA. I have is also being 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 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: