Mario Di Francesco

Associate Professor (tenured)

Department of Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science

Contact

Mailing address
PO Box 15400, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Office
Room A105, Konemiehentie 2, 02150 Espoo, Finland (map)
E-mail
mario.di.francesco@aalto.fi
Phone
+358 50 5975 250

News

Maria has defended her PhD dissertation on June 6, 2021; her opponent was Marc Langheinrich (Università della Svizzera Italiana).

I was selected as Computer Science teacher of the year 2020.

About

What is keeping me busy.

Research

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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.

Publications

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Recent articles

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

Teaching

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Fall 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.

Doctoral studies

I am always looking for motivated students interested in doctoral studies.

Projects

Recent and featured research projects.

MeXICO

Mobile Cross Reality through Immersive Computing

MISSION

Mission-Critical Internet of Things Applications over Fog Networks

ASPECT

Harnessing Available Spectrum for Mobile Video and Beyond

UDIoT

Enabling a User-Friendly and Dependable Internet of Things

WiFiUS

Ubiquitous Video over Dynamic Spectrum

FSS

Flexible Spaces Service

Short bio

Myself in a nutshell.

Research team

People in my research group.

Maria L. Montoya Freire

Postdoctoral researcher

Ashutosh Vaishnav

PhD student

Veronica Toro Betancur

PhD student

Thaha Mohammed

PhD student

Sara Ranjbaran

PhD student

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).