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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 Distributed and Pervasive Systems 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.

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Teaching and advising

  • Course Seminar on Internetworking (T-110.5191) in Spring 2015.
  • Master theses available on the following topics: video over cognitive radios networks; smartphones with cognitive radio capabilities; acoustic communications with mobile devices; pervasive displays; nanocommunication networks; bio-inspired networking; efficient device discovery in sensor networks and the Internet of things; energy characterization of mobile code offloading; and robustness of distributed communication networks. Read more.

Recent publications

  • K. A. Imon, A. Khan, M. Di Francesco, S. K. Das, Energy-Efficient Randomized Switching for Maximizing Lifetime in Tree-based Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear (link)
  • T. H. Nguyen, M. Di Francesco, A. Ylä-Jääski, A Multi-Resource Selection Scheme for Virtual Machine Consolidation in Cloud Data Centers, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom `14), December 2014
  • More publications: selected and all by year or by type.