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.
G. Premsankar, B. Ghaddar, M. Słabicki, and M. Di Francesco, Optimal Configuration of LoRa Networks in Smart Cities, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, to appear
T. Mohammed, C. Joe-Wong, R. Babbar, and M. Di Francesco, Distributed Inference Acceleration with Adaptive DNN Partitioning and Offloading, IEEE INFOCOM 2020, July 2020
D. Bruzual, M. L. Montoya Freire, and M. Di Francesco, Automated Assessment of Android Exercises with Cloud-native Technologies, ITiCSE 2020, June 2020 (project page).
Cloud Software and Systems (CS-E4190)
Operating Systems (CS-C3140)
Mobile Application Development with Android (CS-EJ4102)
Introduction to DevOps (CS-EJ4104)
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: 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).