Mario Di Francesco

Associate Professor (tenured)

Department of Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science


Mailing address
PO Box 15400, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Room A105, Konemiehentie 2, 02150 Espoo, Finland (map)
+358 50 5975 250


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

I served as opponent for Tuan Nguyen Gia's doctoral dissertation at the University of Turku.


What is keeping me busy.


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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.


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Recent articles

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

S. K. Mohanty, G. Premsankar, and M. Di Francesco An Evaluation of Open Source Serverless Computing Frameworks, IEEE CloudCom 2018, December 2018


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Spring 2019

Seminar in Computer Science: Internet, Data, and Things (CS-E4000)

Fall 2018

Mobile Cloud Computing (CS-E4100)

Seminar in Computer Science: Internet, Data, and Things (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.


Recent and featured research projects.


Mission-Critical Internet of Things Applications over Fog Networks


Harnessing Available Spectrum for Mobile Video and Beyond


Enabling a User-Friendly and Dependable Internet of Things


Ubiquitous Video over Dynamic Spectrum


SMArt Screens via Handheld MEdiation


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).