Focus areas. My research targets network systems, from wireless communication to mobile and distributed computing, with emphasis on energy efficiency. I am currently working on the Internet of Things, data offloading, and pervasive displays.
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.
M. L. Montoya Freire, A. Oulasvirta and M. Di Francesco, Inverse Foraging: Inferring Users' Interest in Pervasive Displays, ACM IMWUT / UbiComp 2021, September 2021
G. Premsankar, G. Piao, P. Nicholson, M. Di Francesco, and D. Lugones Data-driven Energy Conservation in Cellular Networks: A Systems Approach, IEEE Transactions on Network Service and Management., to appear
V. Toro Betancur, G. Premsankar, M. Słabicki, and M. Di Francesco, Modeling communication reliability in LoRa networks with device-level accuracy, IEEE INFOCOM 2021, May 2021
Cloud Software and Systems (CS-E4190)
Operating Systems (CS-C3140)
Introduction to DevOps (CS-EJ4104)
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 members: Eljon Harlicaj (master student and research assistant, 2021); Gopika Premsankar (PhD student and postdoctoral researcher, 2015-2021); Pranvera Kortoçi (PhD student, 2015-2020); Roope Palomäki (master student and research assistant, 2018-2019); Behrouz Jedari (postdoctoral researcher, 2018-2019); Jacopo Bufalino (master student and research assistant, 2016-2017); Mariusz Słabicki (postdoctoral researcher, 2017); Daniel Bruzual (master student and research assistant, 2017); Hieu Trung Nguyen (PhD student, 2012-2016).