Marco Mellia

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I graduated from Politecnico di Torino with PhD in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in 2001. Between February and October 1997, I was a Researcher supported by CSELT. I was a Visiting PhD Student starting from February 1999 to November 1999 at the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University, where I worked with Prof. Hui Zhang and Ion Stoica. From February to March 2002 I visited the Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories Burlingame, California, working at the IP Monitoring Project (IPMON). During the summer of 2011 and 2012, I visited Narus Inc, Sunnyvale, California, where I worked on traffic classification problems. In the summer of 2017, I visited Cisco System in San Jose, California. I am the co-founder of Ermes Cyber Security, a startup providing B2B solutions to protect companies from web threats.

I co-authored over 200 papers published in international journals and presented in leading international conferences, all of them in the area of telecommunication networks, and I hold 11 patents. I was awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize in 2013 and the best paper award at ACM CoNEXT 2013, IEEE TRAC 2015, IEEE ICDCS 201, ITC 2015, ITC 2018. I participated in the program committees of several conferences, including ACM SIGCOMM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC, IEEE Infocom, IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC. I am Editor in Chief of the Proceedings of the ACM on Networking.

My research interests are in traffic monitoring and analysis with applications to security and traffic management, in applications of Big Data techniques, Data Science and Machine Learning at large, applied to different areas, from privacy to predictive maintenance, from transportation to fleet management. I was the FP7 mPlane Integrated Project coordinator, which focuses on building an Intelligent Measurement Plane for Future Network and Application Management, and the coordinator of the H2020 PIMCity project that focussed on technical solutions to untangle the online ads&privacy ecosystem.

Now I’m coordinating the SmartData@PoliTO interdepartmental centre in Politecnico, where more than 50 students, professors, and researchers work on Big Data, Machine Learning and Data Science applications.

I’m a Full Professor at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torinocoordinator of SmartData@PoliTO centre, and IEEE Fellow.

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  • Best Paper Award at IEEE P2P 2012


  • IEEE Senior Member (2009)
  • ACM Member (2008)