Research

Research interests and competence

  • Telecommunications networks: design and experimental validation of backbone, metro and access networks based on optical and electronic transport (architectures, traffic engineering, network nodes, experimental prototyping) following the technological evolution of the discipline in the last twenty years.
  • Wireless networks and systems: mobile radio networks contributing to the technological evolution from 2G networks to 5G networks to support public, industrial and IoT applications.
  • Network softwarization: use of SDN / NFV techniques for network control, virtualization of services, multi-technology and multi-domain resources orchestration, service-oriented networks, network slicing.
  • Electronics and opto-electronics: node architectures, opto-electronic interconnection matrices and on-chip network, photonic integrated networks.
  • ICT applications: innovative vertical supported by “softwarized” networks for automotive applications, road safety, entertainment, virtual operators.

On going projects and technology transfer actions

  • 2018-2020 – H2020 RIA Project “New ICT infrastructure and reference architecture to support Operations in future PI Logistics NETworks” (ICONET)”, RU Responsible.
  • 2017-2018 – Tuscany Regional Project “System for detection and recording of the visual field of the referees (REC VISIO)”, Project coordinator.
  • 2018-2022 – “5G enabling technologies and services”, corporate sponsored research. Funding company: TIM
  • 2016-2018 – “On-board networks and services”, corporate sponsored research. Funding company: Trenitalia
  • 2014-2019 – “Technology system and spread spectrum communications for AV/AC railways”, corporate sponsored research. Funding company: RFI.

Past Projects with leading role

  • 2015-2018 – H2020 RIA Project “5G Exchange” (5GEx)”, RU Responsible.
  • 2013-2015 – FP7 CSA “Next Steps in PAth Computation Element (PCE) Architectures: From Software De ned Concepts to Standards, Interoperability and Deployment” (PACE)”, RU Responsible.
  • 2011-2014 – Tuscany Regional Project “Architecture of Optical Networks and nodes for high capacity transmission and access-metro-core transport based technologies photonic integrated (ARNO-T3)”, CNIT RU Responsible.
  •  2010-2013 – FP7 Integrated Project “OpenFlow in Europe -Linking Infrastructure and Applications (OFELIA)”, RU Responsible.
  • 2010-2012 – Tuscany Regional Project “Safety Radio System for faster and more ecient rail trac circulation (SR-SECURE) “, RU Responsible.
  • 2010-2012 { FP7, Integrated Project “Scalable, Tunable and Resilient Optical Networks Guaranteeing Extremely-high Speed Transport (STRONGEST)”, CNIT RU Responsible.
  • 2008-2010 – FP7 Network of Excellence “Building the Future Optical Network in Europe (BONE),” RU Responsible, WP Leader.
  • 2007-2010 – High-relevance bilateral Italy-Quebec “Service Oriented ENd-to-end Optical Ethernet (Serenade)’, Italian Coordinator.
  • 2005-2007 – PRIN “Traffic terminal and self-con guration in integrated optical and broadband wireless mesh networks (TOWN)”, RU Responsible.
  • 2005-2008 – International FIRB Italy-Tunisia “Software Platforms and communication for high performance collaborative grids”, RU Responsible.
  • 2004-2006 – FP6 Network of Excellence ‘E-Photon/ONE: Towards Bandwidth Manageability and Cost Eciency”, RU Responsible.
  • 2006-2008: FP6 Network of Excellence “Optical Networks: Towards Bandwidth Manageability and Cost Efficiency (E-Photon/ONE +), RU Responsible.
  •  2002-2006 – FAR Project (Law 297) “Enabling Technologies for the photonic network”, Acting Scuola Sant’Anna RU Responsible.
  • 2002-2006: FIRB Project “Enabling platforms for high-performance computational grids oriented to scalable virtual organizations (GRID.IT)”. WP Responsible, Deputy CNIT RU Coordinator
  • 2001-2004: COFINLAB Project “Centre of Excellence for Communication Networks Engineering”, WP Responsabile and Deputy Project Coordinator
  • 2002-2004 – PRIN Project “End-to-end engineering and trac protection in DWDM networks (INTREPIDO)”, RU Responsible

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