CV: Post-doctoral Researcher (Networks)


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 Date Submitted:16-07-2012
 Last Modified:16-07-2012 (08:57)
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 Current job:Post-doctoral Researcher (Networks)
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsNetworking, QoS, TCP/IP, Performance evaluation, Design, Modeling, Analysis, Matlab, ns2, Programming, C/C++,Tcl/OTcl, Congestion control, Energy-efficiency

Current Position


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)


Work Experience


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


Technical Training           

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)

Other Activities

-        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


Relevant Skills

Technical Skills:

Good knowledge of the following programming languages and enviroments:

C/C++, Tcl/OTcl, Linux bash, Matlab, ns-2, Click Modular Router, LabVIEW, IMAQ Vision;

Other Skills:

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

Spanish: fluent

English: good

French: basic


Additional Information

-      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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