Sep. 2010 – today Postdoctoral Researcher
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica ed Informatica (DIEEI) of the University of Catania, Italy
Activity: Study and design of energy scaling techniques in network devices inside the EU Network of Excellence “Towards Real Energy-efficient Network Design (TREND)”
2010 PhD, Computer Science and Communication Engineering
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica e delle Telecomunicazioni (DIIT), University of Catania, Italy
PhD Thesis: Congestion Control Techniques for Wired or Wireless Networks supporting Multimedia Source Requirements.
2004 Laurea degree (M.Sc. degree equivalent) in Electronic Engineering
University of Catania, Italy
Final mark: 110/110
Final Thesis: TCP performance optimization through Active Window Management (AWM)
2004-today Research activity in the area of communications and networking, carried out at University of Catania, Italy
Main research topics:
- Analysis, design and performance evaluation of energy-saving techniques in network devices
- Quality of Service (QoS) and performance evaluation in TCP/IP networks
- Analytical (Fluid and Markov) models of techniques for congestion control and multimedia transmissions
- Design and implementation of networking device modules in open router and simulation environments
2010 Adjunct Professor of “Fundamentals of Telecommunications”
B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
University of Catania, Italy
Sep. 2006 –Nov. 2006 Visiting researcher at UCLA (Network Research Lab – Computer Science Department) - Supervisor: Prof. M. Gerla
Activity: Development and performance analysis of congestion control techniques in TCP/IP networks
2010, July 17th-24th 31st Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research
Lipari Island (ME), Italy
Mobile Computing and Communications: Towards the Next Generation of Networks
2008, June 30th – July 4th Summer School of Information Engineering
Bressanone (BZ) - Italy
Wireless Sensor Networks / Emerging Topics
2005, November 7th – 11thPhD Course - NoE Euro NGI
Multi-commodity flow networks – modelling and optimization (with applications to telecommunication networks)
- Co-author of about 15 scientific publications in International Journals and Conferences
- Member of the Technical Program Commitee (TPC) of IEEE GreenCom 2012
- Co-tutorship for several M.Sc. thesis projects carried out at the University of Catania, Italy
- Reviewer of several International Journals and Conferences
Good knowledge of the following programming languages and enviroments:
C/C++, Tcl/OTcl, Linux bash, Matlab, ns-2, Click Modular Router, LabVIEW, IMAQ Vision;
Attitude at R&D work, focusing on goals within defined time scheduled milestones and deadlines.
Good communicative skills, presenting data/reports/results at meeting, conferences and exhibitions.
Italian: mother tongue
- Winner, together with the research group at University of Catania, Italy, with a project entitled “Design and Development of an Open Green Router”, of the first edition of “THE BEST RESEARCHER AWARD” promoted by the Centro per l’aggiornamento delle professioni e per l’innovazione e il trasferimento tecnologico (CAPITT) of the University of Catania, Italy, inside the EU project “R&D Industry University Support for Research and Development in Industry”.
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