My current research activities are focused on the following themes:
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
    The IoT vision entails the integration within the Internet of billions of objects and artefacts with sensing, communication and computing capabilities. Then, IoT allows objects to interact be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into the cyperspace. In this reserach area, I focus on the design of data and edge resource management solutions for the efficient processing of IoT data at network edge. Topics of interets are: (i) optimal IoT traffic shaping and orchestration to minimise data redundancy and network contention; and (ii) QoS-aware resource allocation considering data level dependencies between service provisioning and data routing.
  • 5G and beyond 5G networks
    5G and bewyong 5G networks are expected to converge towards highly distributed communication networks natively embedding (edge) computing and storage resources, which will serve diverse applications with demanding QoS requirements, such as ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability. Network slicing, network virtualisation and network automation are among the key technologies and paradigms that enhance the network flexibility, dynamicity and self-adaptability, enabling the efficient support of stringent application requirements. In this area I focus on the design of end-to-end slicing and orchestration approaches for B5G/6G systems that can serve a massive number of extremely heterogeneous and dynamic network slices that cross multiple technological domains (i.e., device, RAN, core, edge, and cloud) in highly dynamic and uncertain environments.

In the past I also worked on the following topics:
  • Intelligent mobility-on-demand systems
  • ICT for smart grids
  • Modelling and evaluation of 802.11 MAC protocols
  • Addreess auto-configutation in MANETs
  • Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Design and performance evaluation of Bluetooth networks