Research Interests

I am carrying out research at CNR - IEIIT. I am also a collaborator at the Agora INRIA team hosted by the CITI Lab of INSA Lyon. My current interests are in the following research areas:

  • Mobile traffic data mining and analysis
  • Data driven network intelligence
  • Mobile network traffic analysis for sociology, geography, geology, or economics
  • Privacy in mobile traffic datasets

In the past, I've been involved in research projects concerning diverse topics:

  • Content download, upload and propagation in vehicular networks
  • User mobility characterization in wireless access and spontaneous networks
  • User position discovery and verification in mobile networks
  • Information sharing and caching in vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Mobile users support in large-scale wireless mesh networks
  • Generation of vehicular mobility traces for network simulation
  • Performance evaluation of the IEEE 802.11e standard draft
  • Concurrent multipath transfers in wired networks

Professional Service

I am serving, or have served, as a co-chair for the following conferences and workshops:

  • Co-Program Chair of TMA 2019
  • Co-Chair of IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days 2019, for the Track Wireless Models and Simulation,
  • Co-Chair of ACM Open IoT Day 2018, co-located with ACM MobiSys'18
  • Poster/Demo Co-Chair of IEEE VNC 2017
  • Poster/Demo Co-Chair of ACM CarSys 2017, the The Second ACM International Workshop on Connected and Automated Vehicle Mobility, co-located with ACM MobiCom'17
  • Co-Chair of DAMN! 2017, the Data Analytics for Mobile Network!ng workshop, co-located with IEEE PerCom'17
  • Co-Chair of IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days 2013, for the Track Wireless Models and Simulation,
  • Co-Chair of IEEE VTC 2013 Spring, for the Track Wireless Networks, Access Control, and Resource Management,
  • Co-Chair of UrbaNe 2012, the First Workshop on Urban Networking, co-located with ACM CoNEXT'12

I am serving, or have served, as a technical program committee member for the following conferences:

  • IEEE INFOCOM ('16,'17,'18,'19), IEEE SECON ('13,'14), IEEE WoWMoM ('11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'18, '19), IEEE Globecom ('14,'18,'19), IEEE ICC ('14,'15,'16,'17,'18,'19), IEEE VNC ('14,'15,'16,'17,'18), IEEE VTC ('13-fall,'15-spring,'15-fall,'16-spring,'16-fall,'17-spring,'17-fall), IEEE/IFIP WONS ('11,'12,'13,'14,'16,'17,'18,'19), IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days ('14,'16,'17,'18), IEEE WCNC ('17,'18), , IEEE PIMRC ('08,'11,'18), IFIP Networking ('17,'18), Med-Hoc-Net ('18), IEEE WF-5G ('18,'19), IEEE WF-IoT ('15,'16,'18), ACM CarSys ('17), MobiArch ('15,'16,'17), Reproducibility ('17), Big-DAMA ('17,'18), ICCN ('19), CoRes ('19), ACM TOP-Cars ('19), IEEE UrbCom ('19), KnowME ('17,'18), IQ2S ('18), SmartVehicles ('14,'15,'17,'18), GIoTS ('17,'18), IoTGIF ('17), CQR ('17), RISE ('17), MoD ('17), IEEE ISC2 ('16,'17), All Things Cellular ('16), ACM WiNTECH ('16,'18), IoV-VoI ('16), CORAL ('16,'17), ExtremeCom ('11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16), IEEE UIC ('15), DVC ('15), WiNMeE ('14), IEEE WiMob ('12,'13,'14,'15), WiMobCity ('14), IEEE ICCCN ('12,'13), ICCVE ('13,'14,'15), IEEE HotPlanet ('12), VCA ('12), WVCN ('12), FlexBWAN ('11), IEEE WiVeC ('10), IWCMC ('10), WDN ('10), ACM CoNEXT ('09 - shadow TPC), IEEE InVeNet ('09,'10), IEEE VehiMobi ('09), WPMC ('08,'09,'11)

I was named a Distinguished Member of the IEEE INFOCOM'16 TPC.

I am serving, or have served, as a (guest) editor for the following journals:

  • Associate Editor for IEEE Access, 2018-present
  • Editorial Board member for MDPI Future Internet, 2017-present
  • Technical Committee member for Elsevier Computer Communications, 2014-present
  • Guest editor for the MDPI Future Internet special issue on 5G Network Solutions for Automotive Services, 2018
  • Guest editor for the Elsevier Computer Networks special issue on Link Streams: Methods and Applications, 2018
  • Lead guest editor for the Elsevier Computer Communications special issue on Mobile Traffic Analytics, 2016

I am serving, or have served, as a peer reviewer for the following journals and conferences:

  • Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Multimedia, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part C, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Network, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE Access, IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks, Elsevier Ad-hoc Networks, Elsevier Computer Communications, Elsevier Computer Networks, Elsevier Vehicular Communications, Elsevier Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Elsevier Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier Information Sciences, Elsevier Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier Journal of Computational Science, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier Cities, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, Springer Wireless Personal Communication, Springer Telecommunication Systems, Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer Annals of Telecommunications, Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Springer Social Network Analysis and Mining, Taylor & Francis Journal of Urban Technology, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, SCS Simulation, Hindawi Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, MDPI Electronics, MDPI Algorithms, MDPI Sensors

I am serving, or have served, in the evaluation committees for the following PhD theses:

  • Florian Hagenauer (University of Paderborn, 2019 - reviewer)
  • Martino Trevisan (Politecnico di Torino, 2019 - evaluator)
  • Danya Bachir (Telecom Sud Paris, 2019 - evaluator)
  • Ahsan Mahmood (Politecnico di Torino, 2018 - evaluator)
  • Longbiao Chen (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 2018 - reviewer)
  • Aymen Fakhreddine (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2018 - evaluator)
  • Ali Safari Khatouni (Politecnico di Torino, 2018 - reviewer)
  • Guangshuo Chen (École polytechnique, 2018 - evaluator)
  • Thierry Derrmann (Université du Luxembourg, 2018 - evaluator)
  • Rim Ben Massaoud (Université Paris Est, 2017 - evaluator)
  • Qiankun Su (INP Toulouse, 2017 - reviewer)
  • Benjamin Baron (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 2016 - reviewer)
  • Alexis Sultan (Telecom Sud Paris, 2016 - reviewer)
  • Fereshteh Asgari (Telecom Sud Paris, 2016 - reviewer)
  • Marie-Ange Lèbre (INSA Lyon, 2016 - evaluator)
  • Farouk Mezghani (INP Toulouse, 2015 - reviewer)
  • Eduardo Mucelli (École polytechnique, 2015 - reviewer)
  • Sébastien Faye (Telecom ParisTech, 2014 - reviewer)
  • Nadia Haddadou (Université Paris Est, 2014 - evaluator)
  • Razvan Stanica (INP Toulouse, 2011 - evaluator)
  • Valentina Martina (Politecnico di Torino, 2011 - reviewer)
  • Saed Tarapiah (Politecnico di Torino, 2010 - reviewer)


I gave or will give the following invited talks:

  • Understanding mobile network traffic for network management
    Invited seminar at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, Lyon, France, March 2019.
  • Urban vibes and rural charms
    Invited talk at the 4th SmartData Workshop, Torino, Italy, February 2019.
  • Two ways you did not know mobile networks could be useful
    Invited seminar at CTTC, Castelldefels, Spain, April 2018.
  • Two ways you did not know mobile networks could be useful
    Keynote at the GDR RSD and ASF Winter School on Distributed Systems and Networks, Pleynet, France, March 2018.
  • Two ways you did not know mobile networks could be useful
    Keynote at IEEE/IFIP WONS, Isola 2000, France, February 2018.
  • Privacy in mobile phone trajectory data: indistinguishability and uninformativeness
    Invited talk at University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, November 2017.
  • Hidden structures in mobile network traffic
    Keynote at Network of the Future (NoF), London, UK, November 2017.
  • Privacy in mobile phone trajectory data: indistinguishability and uninformativeness
    Invited talk at Imperial College London, London, UK, October 2017.
  • Spatiotemporal classification of the mobile network demand
    Invited talk at University College London, London, UK, March 2017.
  • Spatiotemporal classification of the mobile network demand
    UCN@Sophia Labex seminar at EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France, February 2017.
  • Vehicular traffic modeling and its impact on networking research
    Electronic education module, IEEE VTS Connected Vehicles, June 2016 | video.
  • Mobile Traffic Data Analytics
    Keynote at AlgoTel, Bayonne, France, May 2016.
  • Mobile Traffic Data Analytics for 5G Cognitive Networking
    Invited talk at 1st GdR MaDICS Workshop on Big Data for the 5G RAN, France, November 2015.
  • Mining cellular traffic collected at mobile operator network probes
    Lecture at the Networks and Data Mining Summer School, France, June 2015.
  • Road traffic modeling with an eye to networking applications
    Invited talk at Telecom SudParis, France, June 2015.
  • Complex Network Science: the next big thing
    Panel at IEEE NetSciCom, Canada, May 2014.
  • Large-scale urban vehicular networks: mobility and connectivity
    Invited talk at the Hamilton Institute, Ireland, October 2012 | video
  • Back to basics: road traffic in vehicular networking
    Keynote at the IEEE WoWMoM VTP workshop, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 2012.
  • Vehicular Networking: History, State of the Art and Interdisciplinary Aspects
    Tutorial at IEEE ITST, Russia, August 2011 - with Jérôme Härri.
  • Modeling vehicular mobility: theory
    Lecture at the ResCom Summer School, France, June 2010.


I have the luck of collaborating, or having collaborated, with:

  • Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino
  • Albert Banchs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, IMDEA Networks
  • Josè Barcelo, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Luca Bedogni, Università di Bologna
  • Dario Bega, IMDEA Networks
  • Carlo Borgiattino, Politecnico di Torino
  • Alberto Ceselli, University of Milan
  • María Calderón Pastor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Aline Carneiro Viana, Inria
  • Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino
  • Guangshuo Chen, Inria
  • Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino
  • Angelo Furno, Inria, IFSTTAR
  • Mounim El Yacoubi, Telecom SudParis
  • Vincent Gauthier, Telecom SudParis
  • Tasos Giannoulis, Rice University
  • Christian Glacet, CNR-IEIIT, Université de Bordeaux
  • Marco Gramaglia, ISMB, CNR-IEIIT, IMDEA Networks, UC3M
  • Jérôme Härri, Institut Eurecom
  • Sahar Hoteit, Inria
  • Katia Jaffres-Runser, Université de Toulouse
  • Ghazaleh Khodabandelou, Telecom SurParis
  • Edward Knightly, Rice University
  • Fred Le Mouël, INSA Lyon
  • Mahesh Marina, University of Edinburgh
  • Cristina Marquez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Francesco Malandrino, Politecnico di Torino
  • Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks
  • Pietro Michiardi, Institut Eurecom
  • Stavros Ntalampiras, CNR-IEIIT, University of Milan
  • Diala Naboulsi, INSA Lyon / Inria, Concordia University
  • Alessandro Nordio, CNR-IEIIT
  • Hervé Rivano, Inria
  • Panos Papadimitratos, KTH
  • Paul Patras, University of Edinburgh
  • Marco Premoli, University of Milan
  • Patrice Raveneau, INSA Lyon, University of La Rochelle
  • Stefano Secci, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Rajkarn Singh, University of Edinburgh
  • Zbigniew Smoreda, Orange Labs
  • Pedro Olmo Stancioli Vaz de Melo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Razvan Stanica, ENSEEIHT, INSA Lyon
  • Alberto Tarable, CNR-IEIIT
  • Oscar Trullols, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Sandesh Uppoor, Inria, Orange Labs
  • Andrea Vesco, ISMB
  • Chaoyun Zhang, University of Edinburgh
  • Cezary Ziemlicki, Orange Labs


Tools that were developed for research purposes and that are freely downloadable:

  • Dynamic population density datasets
    Open datasets of time-varying urban population distributions extracted from mobile network metadata in the cities of Milan, Turin and Rome, in Italy. The work was carried out with Ghazaleh Khodabandelou, Vincent Gauthier and Mounim el Yacoubi.
  • Madrid Trace
    Several traces of road traffic on three highways close to Madrid, Spain, generated using a dedicated microsimulator, also available at the webpage above. The work was carried out with Marco Gramaglia, Oscar Trullols-Cruces, and Maria Calderon
  • Köln Trace
    A complete vehicular mobility trace of the city of Cologne, Germany, generated through OpenStreetMap, SUMO and the TAPASCologne traffic demand dataset. The work was carried out jointly with Sandesh Uppoor.
  • VanetMobiSim
    A modeler of vehicular mobility compatible with many network simulators, coded together with Jérôme Härri
  • trace2stats
    A set of AWK scripts to get node-to-node statistics from the tracefiles generated by the ns-2 network simulator
  • Wireless patch for ns-2.29
    Patch for the ns-2 network simulator, improving the original support for wireless simulations. The patch adds the following features to ns-2.29:

    • realistic channel propagation by Wu Xiuchao
    • ricean propagation model by Ratish J. Punnoose
    • SNOOPy calendar scheduler by David X. Wei
    • 802.11 bug fixes by Felix Schmidt-Eisenlohr
    • multiple data transmission rates support
    • Adaptive Auto Rate Fallback (AARF)

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