Roberto Riggio, Ph.D.
Future Networks (FuN)
Via alla Cascata 56/D - 38123 Povo Trento (Italy)
Office: (+39) 0461 408400 - ext. 1708
Fax: (+39) 0461 421157
I'm currently pursuing two major research tracks, namely software defined networking (SDN) for network function virtualization in mobile networks and energy efficiency in heterogeneous wireless networks. A prototype exploiting networks function virtualization techniques applied to the domain of energy efficiency recently received the best demonstation award from the IEEE Infocom 2013 conference. The demo is the result of a huge group effort between CREATE-NET, Oxford Brookes University and Telekom Innovation Laboratories.
- I received the M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering with a 110/110 cum laude votation from the School of Engineering of the Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria (Italy), in July 2004. The title of the thesis was “Managing Model Interoperability in Enterprise Modelling: an XMI-based Approach. Advisor: Prof. Domenico Ursino.
- I received the B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the School of Engineering at the Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria (Italy), in December 2001. Advisor: Prof. Domenico Ursino.
- I was born in Melito di Porto Salvo, Reggio di Calabria (Italy) on September 3rd, 1979
Current Research Projects
- ABSOLUTE. The ABSOLUTE project goal is to devise flexible and rapidly deployable resilient network infrastructures capable of ensuring dependable communications services in emergency conditions. ABSOLUTE objectives will be achieved through the opportunistic combination of aerial, terrestrial and satellite communication links with the aim to maximize network availability and allow a rapid and incremental network deployment. Within the project I'm working on energy efficiency challenges in emergency wireless networks.
- Energino. Energino aims at optimizing the energy consumption of WiFi network by combining software defined networking concepts (OpenFlow) with an Arduino-based energy consumption monitoring toolkit. The aim is to selectively turning on/off the Access Point according the the actual network conditions in terms of both users and traffic. The challenge is to do so without disrupting network connectivity.
- LOCOS. A commercial project about localization and tracking of mobile users in indoor environment using WiFi technology.
Past Research Projects
- Ofelia. The project aims building a European-wide facility for experimentally driven research on Future Internet. The project employs OpenFlow to allow virtualization and control of the networking environment. I'm designing and developing the virtual topology planner, a key component in providing logical topologies that are completely decoupled from the underlying physical network.
- Outsmart. The project aims at developing five innovative smart-city ecosystems. These ecosystems will facilitate the creation of novel services as well as enable sustainable utility provisioning through increased efficiency and lower strain on resources and on the environment. I'm tackling the issue of water leakages detection and in particular of the optimal deployment of wireless sensors (which can be quite expensive).
- ACKA: An industry funded project focusing on the development of a novel network management solutions for large scale wireless networks.
- Obelix: An industry funded project focusing on the development of a distributed network management solutions for wireless mesh networks.
- SMART-NET: SMART-antenna multimode wireless mesh Network, EU-FP7-223937 (2008-2011).
- WING: Wireless Mesh Networks for Next Generation Internet, joint Italy-Israel project, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.
- PCT/FR2011/051071, Administration of a wireless mesh network