Doctor Claudio Fiandrino


Senior Researcher (Ramón y Cajal 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 Ramón y Cajal Fellow and 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 and currently leads the Resilient AI Networking sub-group. 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 Ramón y Cajal Fellowship, Juan de la Cierva grants (Formación and Incorporación), the Best Paper Awards in IEEE Cloudnet 2016, in ACM WiNTECH 2018, IEEE GLOBECOM 2019, the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE NFV-SDN 2022 and the Best Paper Runner-Up Award at ACM WiNTECH 2023. 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 served 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 has served as Chair of the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Awards Committee for 2022-2023. His primary research interests include explainable and robust AI in 5G/6G networks, performance characterization of 5G networks with measurements in the wild, and of 5G core network functions.

Personal Grants

  • Ramón y Cajal (Feb 2024 – Jan 2029)
  • 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 Paper Runner-Up Award at ACM WiNTECH 2023: “Characterizing and Modeling Mobile Networks User Traffic at Millisecond Level”
  • 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

Recent Service

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


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