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

I am offering PhD positions on fog computing and IoT through the Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in ICT (the call closes on August 12, 2019).

Vera's and Behrouz's articles have been presented at INFOCOM 2019.

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

F. Mezghani, P. Kortoçi, N. Mitton, and M. Di Francesco. Fog-based Data Offloading in Urban IoT 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

M. L. Montoya Freire, D. Potts, N. Dayama, A. Oulasvirta, and M. Di Francesco, Foraging-based Optimization of Pervasive Displays, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 5:45-58, April 2019

Teaching

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Fall 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.

Doctoral studies

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

Projects

Recent and featured research projects.

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

SMASH-ME

SMArt Screens via Handheld MEdiation

FSS

Flexible Spaces Service

Short bio

Myself in a nutshell.

Research team

People in my research group.

Veronica Toro Betancur

PhD student

Roope Palomäki

Research assistant

Thaha Mohammed

Research assistant

Former members: 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).