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

I have received a Google Internet of Things Technology Research Award 2016.

Our paper "Secure and low-power authentication for resource-constrained devices" has received the best paper award at the IoT 2015 conference.

About

What is keeping me busy.

Research

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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.

Publications

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Recent articles

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.

Teaching

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Fall 2017

Methods and Tools for Network Systems (CS-E4005)

Mobile Cloud Computing (CS-E4100)

Spring 2017

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.

Doctoral studies

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

Projects

Recent and featured research projects.

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

SMASH-ME

SMArt Screens via Handheld MEdiation

FSS

Flexible Spaces Service

Short bio

Myself in a nutshell.

Research team

People in my research group.

Mariusz Słabicki

Postdoctoral researcher

Pranvera Kortoçi

PhD student

Gopika Premsankar

PhD student

Maria Montoya Freire

PhD student

Former member: Hieu Trung Nguyen (joined University of Tampere after PhD graduation).