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Mario is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of Aalto University (formerly known as Helsinki University of Technology TKK) in Finland and member of the Distributed and Pervasive Systems research group. Before joining Aalto University, he was a research associate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Texas at Arlington in the US. Mario is a member of ACM and IEEE. His research interests include pervasive computing, mobile networking, the Internet of Things 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

  • L. Cheng, J. Niu, M. Di Francesco, S. K. Das, C. Luo, Y. Gu, Seamless Streaming Data Delivery in Cluster-based Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements, IEEE Systems Journal, to appear (link)
  • S. Bayhan, G. Premsankar, M. Di Francesco, J. Kangasharju, Mobile Content Offloading in Database-Assisted White Space Networks, The 11th EAI International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM 2016), May 2016
  • More publications: selected and all by year or by type.