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: