Doctor Claudio Fiandrino


Senior Researcher (Juan de la Cierva Fellow)

    • BSc: Telematics Engineering - Politecnico di Torino. Turin, Italy
    • MSc: Computer and Communication Networks Engineering - Politecnico di Torino. Turin, Italy
    • PhD: Computer Science - University of Luxembourg. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Former position: PhD Student. University of Luxembourg. Luxembourg
  • Joining date: December 2016


  • Edge Computing
  • 5G Networks
  • Explainable AI

Research Groups


Claudio is a senior researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain. He joined the Wireless Networking Group in December 2016 after having obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Luxembourg in the same year. He obtained both B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, he was a Visiting Ph.D. Student at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, US in 2016 and a José Castillejo/Fulbright visiting researcher at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US in 2022. Claudio has been awarded with the Spanish Juan de la Cierva grants (Formación and Incorporación), the Best Paper Awards in IEEE Cloudnet 2016, in ACM WiNTECH 2018, IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 and the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE NFV-SDN 2022. He is member of IEEE and ACM, serves in the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several international conferences and regularly participates in the organization of events (i.e., he serves as TPC Co-Chair at IEEE ICC 2023 and has hold the same role in IEEE CAMAD 2019 and 2021). Claudio is member of the Editorial Board team of IEEE Networking Letters and is the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Awards Committee. His primary research interests include explainable and robust AI applied to mobile network optimization, multi-access edge/fog computing, and mobile crowdsensing.

Personal Grants

  • José Castillejo/Fulbright scholarship to visit Northeastern University (Jun-Sep 2022)
  • Juan de la Cierva Incorporación (Dec 2020 – Nov 2023)
  • Juan de la Cierva Formación (Dec 2018 – Nov 2020)


  • Best Student Paper Award at IEEE NFV-SDN 2022: “Characterizing Location Management Function Performance in 5G Core Networks”
  • Best Paper Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2019: “The Impact of Human Mobility on Edge Data Center Deployment in Urban Environments”
  • Best Paper Award at ACM WiNTECH 2018: ”openLEON: an End-to-End Emulator from the Edge Data Center to the Mobile Users”
  • Best Paper Award at IEEE CloudNet 2016: ”Smart Probabilistic Fingerprinting for Indoor Localization over Fog Computing Platforms”

Ongoing Projects

  • BRAIN: Ministry of Sciences and Innovation, National – (CO-PI)
  • RISC-6G: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, European Union NextGeneration-EU

Past Projects

Software and Tools

  • openLEON: an emulator for edge computing
  • CrowdSenSim: a discrete-event simulator designed for research use in Mobile Crowd Sensing

Full CV

Research projects


See all publications arrow_right_alt