Marco Ajmone Marsan was born in Torino on May 25, 1951.
He received his secondary education degree from the Liceo Classico Massimo d’Azeglio of Torino in 1969.
He received a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in 1974 and a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1978.
From 1974 to 1987 he was teaching and doing research at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni of the Politecnico di Torino, first as a researcher and then as an associate professor.
In 1987 he was appointed Full Professor of Computer Science at the Computer Science Department of the University of Milan.
From 1990 to 2021 he has been a Full Professor of Telecommunications at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the Politecnico di Torino.
Marco Ajmone Marsan started his research activity in 1974. He first worked in digital transmission systems, and then moved to networking and distributed systems.
He has published over 400 papers in the most important journals and conferences of the domain. He has co-authored the books Performance Models of Multiprocessor Systems (MIT Press, 1987) and Modelling with Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets (John Wiley, 1995).
Marco Ajmone Marsan has founded the Telecommunication Networks Group at the Electronics Department of the Politecnico di Torino. As a leader of this group, he has coordinated many research projects funded by national and international public agencies (CNR, MIUR, European Union, European Space Agency, etc.), and by telecommunications industries (Telecom Italia, Fastweb, Cisco Systems, Narus, etc.).
The publications of Marco Ajmone Marsan have received more than 16,000 citations, with 2 work receiving about 2,000 citations. His h-index is 53 in Google Scholar, and he is qualified as “ISI highly cited researcher”. His publications and citations are visible at https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=en&user=oPrHUW0AAAAJ
Marco Ajmone Marsan is a part-time Research Professor at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Spain. He spent two summer periods at the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Los Angeles, one at the University of Christchurch (New Zealand), funded by the Erskine Foundation.
He has been a member of the editorial board of the journal ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, as well as a member and the chair of the Steering Committee of the same journal. He is on the editorial board of the journal Computer Networks of Elsevier, and of several other international journals. He was the general chair or technical program chair of many important conferences in his field, and the general chair of INFOCOM 2013 and ICC 2023.
He has participated in PhD committees in several universities worldwide.
Marco Ajmone Marsan is a Fellow of IEEE, as well as a member of the Academia Europaea and of the Turin Academy of Sciences. He has received the Bonavera prize from the Accademia delle Scienze, Torino in 1980, the best paper award at the 1982 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Fort Lauderdale, USA, the best paper award at the 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 23) in 2011, the best student paper award at the 29th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 29) in 2017, the 1982 Informatics Award from Sperry and CILEA. He has received a “Honoris Causa” Doctoral Degree in Telecommunication Networks from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in March 2002. He was named “Commendatore” of the “Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the President of Italy in January 2006.
Administration and evaluation experiences
Marco Ajmone Marsan served as the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Politecnico di Torino from 2002 to 2009. He was the Director of the Alta Scuola Politecnica, the honors curriculum for Master students of Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano. He was the Coordinator of the PhD Program in Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino.
From September 2002 to March 2009 he was the Director of the Institute for Electronics, Information and Telecommunications Engineering of the National Research Council.
He was the chair of the Italian Group of Telecommunications Professors, and the Italian Delegate in the ICT Committee and in the ERC Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU.
He has evaluated research projects under request by several international agencies (in Italy and in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Sweden, USA).
He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of CSELT of Torino, of CSITE of Bologna, of the Supercomputing center of Torino, of CSI of Torino, of the Interuniversity Research Center on Communications of Torino, of Intecs SpA, a member of the Directive Committee of CNIT, the National Interuniversity Consortium on Telecommunications, a NARUS Fellow, a member of the “Consiglio Superiore delle Comunicazioni”, a member of the Advisory Board of FUB (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni) of Rome.