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  • Politecnico di Torino
  • TNG people
  • TNG research topics, tools and labs
  • TNG research contracts and international collaborations
  • TNG editorial activities
politecnico di torino


Politecnico di Torino

The Holy Shroud

Architecture and Engineering school

  • Staff+admin: 2,000
  • Students: 26,000
  • Courses: 1,000
  • Teaching hours: 70,000 h/year


The Egyptian Museum


Winter Olympic Games


tng at a glance


Dipartimento di Elettronica

Telecommunication Group

Optical Communication Group

Networks Group

Transmission and Coding Group

Digital Signal Processing Group

TNG at-a-glance

Politecnico di Torino

Telecommunication group staff

  • 6 full professors
  • 12 associate professors
  • 11 assistant professors
tng at a glance faculty


TNG at-a-glance - Faculty


11 faculty members:

  • 2 full professors
  • 5 associate professors
  • 4 assistant professors
  • ~5 Post-Docs
  • ~25 PhD Students

Marco Ajmone Marsan - Full Professor

Guido Albertengo - Associate Professor

Andrea Bianco - Associate Professor

Claudio Casetti - Assistant Professor

Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini - Associate Professor

Paolo Giaccone – Assistant Professor

Emilio Leonardi - Associate Professor

Marco Mellia – Assistant Professor

Michela Meo - Associate Professor

Maurizio Munafò – Assistant Professor

Fabio Neri - Full Professor

research topics i
Research topics - I
  • P2P Networks
    • Characterization of P2P traffic
    • Study of the impact of overlay topology in P2P streaming systems
    • Analysis of scheduling algorithms for P2P streaming systems
research topics ii
Research topics - II
  • Switching architectures
    • Input-queuing architectures
    • Throughput and delay analysis of scheduling and matching algorithms
    • QoS support
    • Multicast scheduling
    • PC-based (software) routers
    • Storage virtualization for disaster recovery
research topics iii
Research topics - III
  • Wireless networks
    • Ad-hoc and sensor networks
    • Wireless LANs (802.11b, 802.11e) and Bluetooth
    • Vehicular and mobile ad-hoc networks
    • Energy efficiency, QoS provisioning and cooperation
    • Delay Tolerant Networks
    • Satellite networks
    • Performance analysis
      • GPRS, UMTS
      • Ad hoc and sensor networks
research topics iv
Research topics - IV
  • Optical networks
    • Optical switching architectures
    • Passive Optical Networks (PONs)
    • WDM metro networks
    • MAC protocols
    • Wavelength-routed networks:
      • Logical topology design
      • Routing and wavelength assignment
research topics v
Research topics - V
  • IP Traffic measurement
    • Traffic characterization
    • Traffic classification
    • Traffic anomaly detection
    • Passive measurement tools and techniques
    • Internet tomography
research topics vi
Research topics - VI
  • IP networks
    • Energy Efficient Networks
    • Voice and Video over IP
    • Routing algorithms
    • Congestion management
    • New, improved versions of the TCP protocol
    • TCP models
research tools
Research tools
  • Stochastic modeling
    • Queuing systems
    • Markovian models
    • Generalized stochastic Petri nets
    • Lyapunov theory
    • Fluid models
    • Game theory
  • Simulation
    • Internally developed tools
    • Add-on modules for standard simulators (ns2, Omnet++)
research tools13
Research tools
  • Advanced optimization techniques
    • Tabu search
    • Simulated annealing
    • Genetic algorithms
  • Measurement Tools
    • IP and TCP oriented tools
    • Tstat: traffic traces analysis tool (detailed TCP and UDP analysis)
  • INLAB (Integrated Networks LABoratory), jointly with CSP
  • LAQ (High-Quality Laboratories) sponsored by Politecnico di Torino:
    • LIPAR (Laboratory on Internet: Network Protocols and Architectures)
    • PhotonLab, jointly with other groups working on optical technologies
main research contracts
Main research contracts
  • Research Agencies
  • EU:
    • FP6: e-Photon/One (NoE), EURO-NGI (NoE), NEWCOM (NoE), NOBEL (IP)
  • MIUR (the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research)
  • Regional (Piedmont) Research Funding
  • CNR (the Italian National Research Council)
  • ASI (the Italian Space Agency)


  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Alenia
  • British Telecom
  • Cisco
  • CSP
  • Fastweb
  • IBM Labs Zurich
  • NEC Europe
  • Telecom Italia
  • Topix
  • Vodafone-Omnitel
current international collaborations
Current international collaborations
  • Boston University, Boston, MA (Prof. Ibrahim Matta))
  • CISCO, USA (Dr. Flavio Bononi)
  • Columbia University, New York, NY (Prof. Luca Carloni)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, India (Prof. D. Manjunath)
  • Institut Eurécom, France (Prof. Fethi Filali)
  • Narus, USA (Dr. Antonio Nucci)
  • MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (Prof. Eytan Modiano)
  • Purdue University (Prof. Sanjay Rao)
  • Rice University, Houston, TX (Prof. Ed Knightly)
  • University of California San Diego, USA (Prof. Ramesh Rao)
  • University of California Davis, USA (Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee)
past international collaborations
Past international collaborations
  • Alcatel, France (Francesco Masetti now at Alcatel China)
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Prof. Martin Reisslein)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Prof. Hui Zhang)
  • Centre de Recherche sur les Transports of Montreal, Canada (Prof. Gabriel Crainic)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Prof. Edmundo de Souza e Silva)
  • France Telecom, Paris, France (Prof. Jim Roberts)
  • IBM Zurich, Switzerland (Dr. Ronald Luijten, Dr. Cyriel Minkenberg)
  • Intel Labs, Cambridge, UK (Dr. Christophe Diot, now at Thompson)
  • Lucent Bell Labs (Dr. Andrea Francini)
  • SprintLabs, Burlingame, CA (Christophe Diot now at Thompson, Dr. Antonio Nucci now at Narus)
  • Stanford University, USA (Prof. Nick Mc Keown, Prof. Balaji Prabhakar)
  • Technical University of Budapest, Hungary (Prof. Laszlo Jereb, now at Sopron University, Hungary)
  • University of California Berkeley, USA (Prof. Ion Stoica)
  • University of California Los Angeles, USA (Prof. Mario Gerla)
  • University of Massachusetts (UMass) (Prof. Jim Kurose, Prof. Don Towsley)
editorial activities
  • Editorial boards
    • ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, Elsevier Computer Networks, Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking. IEEE Communications Letters, Elsevier AdHoc Networks Journal, …
  • TPC participation
  • Conference organization
    • IT-NEWS (QoS-IP) 2008, QoS-IP 2005, HPSR 2003, ONDM 2002, …
    • ECOC 2010 (in Turin), INFOCOM 2013 (planned)


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