Focus areas. My research targets network systems, from wireless communication to mobile computing and distributed systems, with emphasis on energy efficiency. I am currently working on pervasive displays, data offloading, and the Internet of Things.
Objective. My goal is to understand currently-available technologies and systems, in terms of both performance and possible applications. I am also deeply interested in the design of efficient and practical solutions with impact on everyday life.
Approach. My research seeks to bridge theory and practice, from modeling and analysis to system implementation and evaluation, then all the way back. I consider multi-disciplinarity and international collaborations key aspects for high-profile research.
T. H. Nguyen, M. Di Francesco, and A. Ylä-Jääski, Virtual Machine Consolidation with Multiple Usage Prediction for Energy-Efficient Cloud Data Centers, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, to appear.
O. Rottenstreich, M. Di Francesco, and Y. Revah, Perfectly Periodic Scheduling of Collective Data Streams, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 25(3):1332–1346, June 2017.
S. Bayhan, L. Zheng, J. Chen, M. Di Francesco, J. Kangasharju, and M. Chiang, Improving Cellular Capacity with White Space Offloading, The 15th In- ternational Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2017), May 2017.
Methods and Tools for Network Systems (CS-E4005)
Mobile Cloud Computing (CS-E4100)
The Internet of Things: Selected Themes (CS-E4002)
Seminar in Computer Science (CS-E4000)
Projects and theses
I am offering several projects for special assignments and master theses.
I am always looking for motivated students interested in doctoral studies.
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Former member: Hieu Trung Nguyen (joined University of Tampere after PhD graduation).
I also belong to the distributed systems, mobile computing and security research area of the Department of Computer Science, led by Antti Ylä-Jääski.