Sandro Zappatore

Biography

Prof. Sandro Zappatorewas born in Savona, Italy. He received the “Laurea” and Ph. D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1995 and 1990, respectively. In 1990 and 1991, he was awarded two scholarships from the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) within a National Project on Telecommunications. From 1992, he is a Researcher at the Department of Communication, Computer and Systems Science of the University of Genoa, where he is currently an Associate Professor of telecommunications and teaches the course “Digital Communications”. His interests are both in the area of signal processing, especially audio and video coding, and computer networks. His current research is devoted to Multimedia Network Applications. In this field, he is the technical manager of some national projects, funded by the Italian Ministry of the Education, University and Scientific Research (MIUR), concerning the networked access and management of remote and complex laboratories. Currently, he is interested in grid-based platform for the control of remote laboratories, in wireless sensor networks, and network security. He is author of many papers, appeared on International Journals and on proceedings of International conferences.

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Sandro Zappatore, Associate Professor 
Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture 
University of Genova, Italy 
Via Opera Pia 13 
16145, Genova, Italy
Ph. +39-010-3532990 (office-Genoa)
Ph. +39-010-35345150 (office-Savona)
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Luca Boero

Biography

Luca Boero was born in Genoa, Italy in 1989. He got his Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Genoa in December 2012, his Master Degree in Multimedia Signal Processing and Telecommunication Networks at the same University with a thesis on Software Defined Networking, developed at Satellite Communications and Networking Laboratory (SCNL Lab) in March 2015.

Currently, he is a Ph.D. Student at the SCNL Lab of the University of Genoa and his main research activities concern Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network security, in particular, Routing and Resource Allocation algorithms and Intrusion Detection Systems based on Statistical Analysis for SDN Networks.

 

Contacts

Luca Boero, M.Sc.
Ph.D. Student
DITEN Department
University of Genoa, Italy
Via Opera Pia, 13
16145, Genova, Italy
Ph. +39-010-3532806 
Fax. +39-010-3532154
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Franco Davoli

Biography

Prof. Franco Davoli received the "laurea" degree in Electronic Engineering in 1975 from the University of Genoa, Italy. Since 1990 he has been Full Professor of Telecommunication Networks at the University of Genoa. He is currently serving as Coordinator of the Study Council in Telecommunications Engineering. He was with the Department of Communications, Computer and Systems Science (DIST), and since January 2012 he has been with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN). His current research interests are in dynamic resource allocation in multiservice networks and in the Future Internet, wireless mobile and satellite networks, multimedia communications and services, and in flexible, programmable and energy-efficient networking. On these and other aspects he has co-authored over 350 scientific publications in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. In 2004 and 2011 he was Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been Principal Investigator in a large number of projects and has served in several positions in the Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), an independent organization joining 37 universities all over Italy. He was a co-founder and the Head, for the term 2003–2004, of the CNIT National Laboratory for Multimedia Communications, Naples, Italy, and Vice-President of the CNIT Management Board for the term 2005–2007. He is currently the Head of the federated CNIT National Laboratory of Smart, Sustainable and Secure Internet Technologies and Infrastructures (S3ITI), based in Genoa, Italy. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

 

Teaching

Architectures and Application for TLC Networks

 

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Contacts

Franco Davoli, Full Professor
DITEN Department
University of Genoa, Italy
Via Opera Pia, 13
16145, Genova, Italy
Ph. +39-010-3532732
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Fabio Patrone

Biography

Fabio Patrone was born in Genoa, Italy in 1988. He got his Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2010 and his Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2013 at the University of Genoa. He got his Ph.D. at the Satellite Communications and Networking Laboratory (SCNL) with a thesis on routing and scheduling algorithms in Satellite Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs). He is currently a Post-Doc research fellow at the SCNL. His main research activity concerns Satellite Networks and DTN networks, in particular design of Routing, Scheduling, and Congestion Control algorithms for Satellite Networks.

 

Contacts

Fabio Patrone, Ph.D.
Post-Doc Research Fellow
DITEN Department
University of Genoa, Italy
Via Opera Pia, 13
16145, Genova, Italy
Ph. +39-010-3532806
Fax. +39-010-3532154
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Mario Marchese

Biography

Prof. Mario Marchese was born in Genoa in 1967. He got his degree with honors from the University of Genoa in 1992 and passed the state examination for the profession of engineer in April of that year. He finished his PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in the branch Telecommunications in 1996 and obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy in July 1997. From 1999 to 2005 he worked at the National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), first as a researcher (January 1999 - June 2002) and then as Head of Research (July 2002 - January 2005). From February 1st, 2005 to January, 2016, he was Associate Professor at the University of Genoa, with the Department of Computer and System Sciences (DIST) up to December 2011 (where he was deputy director in 2010-2011 and member of the Managing Board) and, from 2012, with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN). Since February 1, 2016, he has been Full Professor at DITEN, University of Genoa, Italy.

He was at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, as a Visiting Professor / Guest Scientist in the following periods: September 6 to 29, 2004; October 3 to 14, 2005; July 10 to 28, 2006; July 6 to August 8, 2007; July 7 to 22, 2008. 

He is the founder and head of the Laboratory "Satellite Communications and Networking". The laboratory contains devices and instruments of great scientific and economic value and involves the management of different units of scientific-technical personnel. From 2009 to 2015 he was also co-responsible for the Laboratory of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) at DITEN-University of Genoa. He formed and trained staff in research: PhD students, research fellows, research associates and young researchers. He coordinated the technical-scientific and financial management of many research projects. He attracted and managed funds both at European and institutional level. He has got 4 patents.

He has published over 290 scientific papers including 1 international book, “Quality of Service over Heterogeneous Networks ", John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2007, 2 edited books, 81 articles in international journals and 13 book chapters.

He is/was:

  • Coordinator of the PhD in "Science and Technology for Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering" since 2013. 
  • "Chair" (2006-2008), "Vice-Chair" (2004-2006) and "Secretary" (2002-2004) of the "Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee" of "IEEE ComSoc", and is "IEEE Senior Member”. 
  • “Associate Editor” of the International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) and of the IEEE Communications Magazine; Technical Editor of the IEEE Network Magazine. Technical Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine from 2006 to 2012.
  • Winner of the IEEE ComSoc "Satellite Communications Distinguished Service Award" in 2008 for the scientific and professional contribution in the field of satellite technology and of numerous "Best Paper Awards".
  • He organized "Special Issues" in international scientific journals such as Wiley International Journal of Communications Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE JSAC, Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal, IEEE Systems Journal" on issues concerning networks and wireless and satellite telecommunications systems. He belonged to the Organizing Committee of the following international conferences: Globecom 2010, Miami, USA.  He was a Member of the Steering Committee of the following international conferences: 3rd International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2011 - PSATS'11, Malaga, Spain; 4th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2012 - PSATS'12, Bradford, UK; 5th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2013 - PSATS'13, Toulouse, France.

He was: 

  • General Chair of the following international conferences; SPECTS 2014.
  • General Co-Chair of the following international conferences: 2nd International Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2010-PSATS '2010 Rome, Italy, February 2010. 
  • Technical Program Co-Chair of the following international conferences; SPECTS 2005, Philadelphia, USA; IEEE Globecom 2006 - Satellite and Space Communications Symposium, San Francisco, USA; IEEE Globecom 2007 - Wireless Networking Symposium, Washington DC, USA; ICC'08 - General Symposium, Beijing, China Globecom; IEEE 2008 Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications, New Orleans, USA; ICC'09 - Wireless Networking Symposium, Dresden, Germany; International Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2009-PSATS '09, Rome, Italy, March 2009; SPECTS 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Member of the "Technical Program Committee" of over 70 international conferences, where he often played the role of "Session Chair" and / or "Session Organizers" frequently presenting his scientific work personally.

As evident in the list of publications, the most important scientific contribution of Mario Marchese was in the field of satellite, space and heterogeneous communications. He was one of the first to understand the problems of the TCP transport layer over satellites also providing architectural and algorithmic solutions to solve them. He conceived and implemented control strategies in telecommunications for the dynamic assignment of the channel bandwidth in satellite and heterogeneous networks obtaining scientific results that have been published in some of the most prestigious magazines in the sector. His book "Quality of Service over Heterogeneous Networks", Wiley, 2007, contains a new vision of the quality of service in telecommunication networks. Treated research topics and obtained results have had and have a significant impact both on the topics of the academic courses that Mario Marchese lectures, and on the teaching method, allowing highlighting also the practical and experimental viewpoint. The research activity has always aimed at maintaining a high scientific level, but, in the same time, a relevant practical meaning, as certified by the projects on which Mario Marchese has worked and by the obtained patents. The main reference of the research activity is the management of the Quality of Service (Quality of Service - QoS) in heterogeneous telecommunications networks, which often involve satellite and wireless network portions as well as interplanetary portions in the deep space for which appropriate schemes for the transmission of data have been studied.  

 

Teaching

Telematica e Tecnologie Internet

Architectures and Application for TLC Networks

 

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Contacts

Mario Marchese, Full Professor
Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture
University of Genova, Italy
Via Opera Pia 13
16145, Genova, Italy
Ph. +39-010-3536571 (office)
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