IMDEA Networks appoints Prof. Antonio Carzaniga as Visiting Professor

30 October 2015

Prof. Antonio Carzaniga brings to the research team of IMDEA Networks extensive research experience in the areas of mobile code, distributed configuration management, testing and validation of distributed systems, distributed publish/subscribe middleware, and advanced networking architectures.


IMDEA Networks has announced that Prof. Antonio Carzaniga from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland will join the Institute in October 2015 in the role of Visiting Professor, bringing to the research team extensive experience in mobile code, distributed configuration management, testing and validation of distributed systems, distributed publish/subscribe middleware, and advanced networking architectures. Currently, Antonio's primary research interests are in future internet architectures and in particular in information centric networking (ICN), which is a natural continuation of his long-standing research in distributed publish/subscribe systems and content-based networking.

As his main research interests imply, Antonio's goal is currently to architect a more functional and expressive network, one that does more for applications than merely connecting end-points and also more than incorporating parts of the Web at the network level.

Specifically, Antonio is working on an ICN architecture that combines “push” and “pull” information flows, supports expressive descriptors as well as very efficient locators, features loop-free routing to single or multiple destinations, and does not require per-packet in-network state.

Antonio has formulated such a network architecture, and is working on both the algorithmic and systems aspects of routing and forwarding, as well as on many other ideas to make the network scalable, robust, and secure.

Antonio Carzaniga is a Professor in the Faculty of Informatics of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland, which he joined as an Assistant Professor when the Faculty was founded in 2004. From 2001 to 2007 he was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, United States. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1994 and 1999, respectively.

Apart from his work as a Professor at USI, Antonio Carzaniga serves as an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering. Also, he co-chaired a number of international conference committees, including the Technical Program Committee of the 2nd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015), and repeatedly served on the program committees of various international conferences, including the major conferences in software engineering and middleware, such as the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), the joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE), the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 13th International Conference on Middleware, and the ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS).

Antonio Carzaniga has conducted research and published papers in the areas of mobile code, distributed configuration management, testing and validation of distributed systems, distributed publish/subscribe middleware, and advanced networking architectures. Some of Antonio's work has been particularly influential. Most notably, his 2001 paper on the Siena distributed publish/subscribe system, published in ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, is highly cited and one of the five most cited articles of all time from that prestigious journal. Also, Antonio received the ICSE Most Influential Paper Award of ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE in 2007 for the ICSE'97 paper “Designing Distributed Applications with Mobile Code Paradigms”.

Source(s): IMDEA Networks Institute
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