Emilio Leonardi

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

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.

During the 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  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:

  • 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