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Mario is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Aalto University (formerly known as Helsinki University of Technology TKK) in Finland. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Texas at Arlington in the US. He is member of the Data Communications Software research group, as well as of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN). His research interests include wireless sensor networks, pervasive computing, mobile networking, and performance evaluation.

Read more about Mario's bio, publications, professional activities, and contact information.


  • Current research topics include: scheduling in wireless sensor networks; storage and visualization of heterogeneous and multimedia data in the Internet of Things; and energy characterization of mobile cloud computing. Read more.
  • Currently active projects include Cloud Orchestrated Services for MObile Security (COSMOS), partially funded by NSF and Amazon. Read more.
  • See also an overview of publications.

Teaching and advising

  • Currently tutoring students for course Seminar on Internetworking (T-110.5191).
  • Master theses available on the following topics: virtual networking for mobile cloud computing; bio-inspired wireless networking; efficient device discovery in sensor networks and the Internet of things; energy characterization of mobile code offloading; nanocommunication networks; pervasive displays; and robustness of distributed communication networks. Read more.

Recent publications

  • A. Nazi, M. Raj, M. Di Francesco, P. Ghosh, S. K. Das, Deployment of Robust Wireless Sensor Networks Using Gene Regulatory Networks: an Isomorphism-based Approach, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, to appear (link)
  • G. Pallapa, S. K. Das, M. Di Francesco, T. Aura, Adaptive and Context-Aware Privacy Preservation Exploiting User Interactions in Pervasive Environments, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, to appear (link)
  • More publications: selected and all by year or by type.