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.
V. Toro Betancur, J. Viquez Zamora, M. Antikainen, and M. Di Francesco. A Scalable Software Update Service for IoT Devices in Urban Scenarios, IoT 2019, October 2019
F. Mezghani, P. Kortoçi, N. Mitton, and M. Di Francesco. A Multi-tier Communication Scheme for Drone-assisted Disaster Recovery Scenarios, IEEE PIMRC 2019, September 2019
P. Kortoçi, L. Zheng, C. Joe-Wong, M. Di Francesco, and M. Chiang. Fog-based Data Offloading in Urban IoT Scenarios, IEEE INFOCOM 2019, April-May 2019
B. Jedari and M. Di Francesco, Auction-based Cache Trading for Layered Videos in Multi-Provider Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2019, April-May 2019
Mobile Cloud Computing (CS-E4100)
Introduction to DevOps (CS-EJ4101)
Mobile Application Development with Android (CS-EJ4102)
Cloud Systems and Technologies (CS-EJ4103)
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: 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).