I am an Associate 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 at the design of a hierarchical network comprising 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 to 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 participated to the definition of efficient and accurate algorithms for the estimation of traffic matrices in IP backbone networks starting from link load measurements.
At last, in summer 2012 I visited the network division at NEC laboratories, Heidelberg, Germany where I participated to 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.
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 yeras long European 7-th FP STREP project NAPA-WINE on P2P streaming applications, involving 11 European research institutions, operators and manufacturers.
I participated to the technical program committees of several conferences including IEEE Infocom and ACM MobiHoc. I am serving 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:
- P2P assisted streaming systems
- Networks of Caches/ CDN
- Social networks/graphs
- Performance evaluation of large scale systems
In the past I worked on:
- Scaling laws of wireless networks
- Fluid models of TCP/IP networks
- Scheduling algorithms for IQ switches
- Stochastic Lyapunov function and queues stability
- Wormhole networks (very old topic)
- Optical networks (very very old topic)
In conclusion, I can say that my research (especially in the last years) has been maily oriented to the understanding of fundamental dynamics in compuer networks and large scale distributed systems. In general, I like to tackle networking problems that are mathematically challenging for an engineer, like me.