Since 2012, I'm a permanent researcher at the Ubiquitous Internet group, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy.
My research interests are:
- opportunistic traffic offloading
- energy issues in opportunistic networks
- opportunistic networking (routing, content dissemination)
- performance modelling of mobile ad hoc networks (especially with non-exponential mobility)
- social networks and models for human mobility
- pervasive computing
- smart transportation (car sharing)
My papers have been cited more than 1600 times and my H-index is 17 (Google Scholar).
I'm currently working under the H2020 ESPRIT EU project.
I hold a Ph.D. in Information Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering, both from the University of Pisa.
From September 2008 to December 2008 I've been a visiting Ph.D. student at the Communication Systems
Group (CSG), Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. I've been a research associate at IIT-CNR from 2007 to 2010, and a temporary researcher at IIT-CNR from 2010 to 2011.
[December 2016] I'm in the TPC of IFIP Networking 2017 (Poster and demo session).
[September 2016] Our paper "The Impact of Regulated Electric Fleets on the Power Grid: the Car Sharing Case" won the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE RTSI (Track: Smart Grids and Smart Mobility for Smart Cities) .
[July 2016] I'm in the TPC of IEEE CoMoRea 2017.
[June 2016] I'm in the TPC of VTC2017-Spring (Track: 1. Ad-Hoc, Mesh, M2M, and Sensor Networks).
[April 2016] I'm in the TPC of IEEE PerCom 2017.
[February 2016] I'm organising ACM CHANTS 2016 together with Marcelo Dias de Amorim.
[February 2016] I'm in the TPC of IEEE LNC 2016.
[January 2016] I'm in the TPC of IEEE AOC 2016.
[December 2015] I'm in the TPC of IEEE PerCom Demos 2016.
[December 2015] I'm in the TPC of IEEE CoMoRea 2016.
[May 2015] I'm in the TPC of IEEE PerCom'16.
[March 2015] I'm the workshop co-chair for IEEE PerCom'16 together with Salil Kanhere.
[September 2014] Our paper Duty Cycling in Opportunistic Networks: the Effect on Intercontact Times won the Best Short Paper Award at MSWiM'14! [PDF]
[July 2014] I'm teaching a Ph.D. course on Online and Mobile Social Networking at IMT Lucca together with Andrea Passarella.