Claudio Fiandrino

Claudio Fiandrino
Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies | IMDEA · IMDEA-Networks

PhD

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Introduction
Claudio is a postdoctoral researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain. He joined the Wireless Networking Group in December 2016 right after having obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Luxembourg. Claudio received numerours awards for his work (Spanish Juan de la Cierva grants, Best Paper Awards in IEEE Cloudnet 2016, in ACM WiNTECH 2018 and IEEE GLOBECOM 2019). His primary research interests include learning-driven network optimization, edge computing and mobile crowdsensing.
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - present
Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2013 - November 2016
University of Luxembourg
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
May 2013 - November 2016
University of Luxembourg
Field of study
  • Computer Science
October 2010 - November 2012
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study

Publications

Publications (76)
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Cloud computing has become a de facto approach for service provisioning over the Internet. It operates relying on a pool of shared computing resources available on demand and usually hosted in data centers. Assessing performance and energy efficiency of data centers becomes fundamental. Industries use a number of metrics to assess efficiency and en...
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Smart cities take advantage of recent ICT developments to provide added value to existing public services and improve quality of life for the citizens. The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm makes the Internet more pervasive where objects equipped with computing, storage and sensing capabilities are interconnected with communication technologies. Be...
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Street lighting is an essential community service, but current implementations are not energy efficient and and require municipalities to spend up to 40% of their allocated budget. In this paper, we propose heuristics and devise a comparison methodology for new smart lighting solutions in next generation smart cities. The proposed smart lighting te...
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Millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications have emerged as one of the most promising options to vastly increase wireless data rates due to the high bandwidth they offer. Given the high path loss at mmWave frequencies, such systems require directional antennas to achieve a good communication range. Thus, the communicating devices need to align the beam...
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Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) has gained significant attention in recent years and has become an appealing paradigm for urban sensing. For data collection, MCS systems rely on contribution from mobile devices of a large number of participants or a crowd. Smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices are deployed widely and already equipped with a rich set...
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Achieving extremely high-quality and truly immer-sive interactive Virtual Reality (VR) is expected to require a wireless link to the cloud, providing multi-gigabit throughput and extremely low latency. A prime candidate for fulfilling these requirements is millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications, operating in the 30 to 300 GHz bands, rather than th...
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6G networks are expected to face the daunting task of providing support to a set of extremely diverse services, each more demanding than those of previous generation networks (e.g., holographic communications, unmanned mobility, etc.), while at the same time integrating non-terrestrial networks, incorporating new technologies, and supporting joint...
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The main objective of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is to bring computational capabilities at the edge of the network to better support low-latency applications. Such capabilities are typically offered by Edge Data Centers (EDC). The MEC paradigm is not tied to a single radio technology, rather it embraces both cellular and other radio access t...
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The Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) enables a new layer of edge middleboxes, acting as local proxies with virtualized resources deployed at edge localities. To support scalable, low-latency, and locally managed service provisioning, MEC relies on computation offloading, the process that outsources computing tasks from resourced constrained mobile...
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The characterization of user behavior is key to perform traffic analysis, modeling and optimization of network components and protocols. This is especially true for 5G and beyond networks that will heavily rely on machine learning for network optimization. In Base Station (BS) traffic traces, users are uniquely identified by a Radio Network Tempora...
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Beyond 5G mobile networks have to support a wide range of performance requirements and unprecedented levels of flexibility. To this end, massive MIMO is a critical technology to improve spectral efficiency and thus scale up network capacity, by increasing the number of antenna elements. This also increases the overhead of Channel State Information...
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The global outbreak of the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, driving an unprecedented transformation of our habits. In response, the authorities have enforced several measures, including social distancing and travel restrictions that lead to the temporary closure of activities centered around schools, companies, local businesses to thos...
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Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) brings storage and computational capabilities at the edge of the network into so-called Edge Data Centers (EDCs) to better support low-latency applications. In this paper, we tackle the problem of EDC deployment in urban environments. Previous research on mobile phone data has exposed a strong correlation between t...
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As an integral part of Internet of Things (IoT), mobile crowdsensing (MCS) via smart embedded devices has recently gained significant attention for being effective in a wide range of applications and services, particularly in smart environments. In order to collect data, MCS systems seek ubiquitous sensing services from smart mobile devices such as...
Poster
As a response to the global outbreak of the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have enforced a number of measures including social distancing, travel restrictions that lead to the "temporary" closure of activities stemming from public services, schools, industry to local businesses. In this poster we draw the attention to the impact of such measur...
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Event-based vision fosters a new way of sensing reality. Event-based cameras work radically differently compared to legacy frame-based cameras because they continuously measure brightness changes at a per-pixel granularity (i.e., events) rather than snapshots of intensity measurements (i.e., frames). Event-based cameras are applied in robotics and...
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Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) has become a popular paradigm for data collection in urban environments. In MCS systems, a crowd supplies sensing information for monitoring phenomena through mobile devices. Depending on the degree of involvement of users, MCS systems can be participatory, opportunistic or hybrid, which combines strengths of above approac...
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5G and beyond are not only sophisticated and difficult to manage, but must also satisfy a wide range of stringent performance requirements and adapt quickly to changes in traffic and network state. Advances in machine learning and parallel computing underpin new powerful tools that have the potential to tackle these complex challenges. In this arti...
Chapter
Smart cities take advantage of information and communication technology developments to provide added value to existing public services and improve citizens’ quality of life. Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) has become, in the last few years, one of the most prominent paradigms for urban sensing. The citizens actively participate in the sensing process by...
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To support next generation services, 5G mobile network architectures are increasingly adopting emerging technlogies like software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Core and radio access functionalities are virtualized and executed in edge data centers, in accordance with the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) princi...
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Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) has become a popular paradigm for data collection in urban environments. In MCS systems, a crowd supplies sensing information for monitoring phenomena through mobile devices. Typically, a large number of participants is required to make a sensing campaign successful. For such a reason, it is often not practical for researc...
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Urban planning typically relies on experience-based solutions and traditional methodologies to face urbanization issues and investigate the complex dynamics of cities. Recently, novel data-driven approaches in urban computing have emerged for researchers and companies. They aim to address historical urbanization issues by exploiting sensing data ga...
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Millimeter-wave (mm-wave) bands will play an essential role in 5G mobile networks in supporting the increasing demand for higher data rates. Communications at mm-wave frequencies pose unique challenges. The high propagation loss and unfavorable atmospheric absorption make the channel quality highly variable-short communication ranges and blockage t...
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Wearable devices have become essential in our daily activities. Due to battery constrains the use of computing, communication, and storage resources is limited. Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and the recently emerged Fog Computing (FC) paradigms unleash unprecedented opportunities to augment capabilities of wearables devices. Partitioning mobile appl...
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To deal with increasingly demanding services and the rapid growth in number of devices and traffic, 5G and beyond mobile networks need to provide extreme capacity and peak data rates at very low latencies. Consequently, applications and services need to move closer to the users into so-called edge data centers. At the same time, there is a trend to...
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The huge increase of population living in cities calls for a sustainable urban development. Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) leverages participation of active citizens to improve performance of existing sensing infrastructures. In typical MCS systems, sensing tasks are allocated and reported on individual-basis. In this paper, we investigate on collaborat...
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To support next generation services, 5G mobile network architectures are increasingly adopting emerging technlo-gies like software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Core and radio access func-tionalities are virtualized and executed in edge data centers, in accordance with the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) prin...
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Mobile Crowdsensing (MCS) has emerged in the last years and has become one of the most prominent paradigms for urban sensing. The citizens actively participate in the sensing process by contributing data with their mobile devices. To produce data, citizens sustain costs, i.e., the energy consumed for sensing and reporting operations. Hence, devisin...
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Fog computing has emerged in the recent years as a paradigm tailored to serve geo-distributed applications requiring low latency. Remote Control (RC) applications allow a mobile device to control another device from remote. To enrich Quality of Experience (QoE) of RC applications, in this paper we investigate the use of fog computing as a viable pl...
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The unprecedented growth of the population living in urban environments calls for a rational and sustainable urban development. Smart cities can fill this gap by providing the citizens with high-quality services through efficient use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). To this end, active citizen participation with mobile crowdsensin...
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Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) has emerged in the last years and has become one of the most prominent paradigms for urban sensing. In MCS, citizens actively participate in the sensing process by contributing data with their smartphones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices to a collector. As citizens sustain costs while contributing data, i.e., t...
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In mobile crowd-sensing systems, the value of crowdsensed big data can be increased by incentivizing the users appropriately. Since data acquisition is participatory, crowdsensing systems face the challenge of data trustworthiness and truthfulness assurance in the presence of adversaries whose motivation can be either manipulating sensed data or co...
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Data centers provision industry and end users with the necessary computing and communication resources to access the vast majority of services online and on a pay-as-you-go basis. In this paper, we study the problem of energy proportionality in data center networks (DCNs). Devices are energy proportional when any increase of the load corresponds to...
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Smart cities employ latest information and communication technologies to enhance services for citizens. Sensing is essential to monitor current status of infrastructures and the environment. In Mobile Crowdsensing (MCS), citizens participate in the sensing process contributing data with their mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearable...
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Widespread use of connected smart devices that are equipped with various built-in sensors has introduced the mobile crowdsensing concept to the IoT-driven information and communication applications. Mobile crowdsensing requires implicit collaboration between the crowdsourcer/recruiter platforms and users. Additionally, users need to be incentivized...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm makes the Internet more pervasive. IoT devices are objects equipped with computing, storage and sensing capabilities and they are interconnected with communication technologies. Smart cities exploit the most advanced information technologies to improve public services. For being effective, smart cities require...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm makes the Internet more pervasive, interconnecting objects of everyday life, and is a promising solution for the development of next- generation services. Smart cities exploit the most advanced information technologies to improve and add value to existing public services. Applying the IoT paradigm to smart citi...
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Indoor navigation and localization are becoming fundamental services nowadays. WiFi-based solutions such as FingerPrinting (FP) are the most widely adopted techniques for positioning and provide better results if compared to other approaches. It requires to compare WiFi Received Signal Strength (RSS) with an pre-computed radio map called fingerprin...
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Mobile cloud applications have become extremely popular in the last years. Location-based services, navigation, online gaming and social networking are a representative set of “always on” cloud applications in which the same or partially overlapping content is delivered to multiple users. Network coding is a well matching solution to improve conten...
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Power consumption is a primary concern for cloud computing data centers. Being the network one of the non- negligible contributors to energy consumption in data centers, several architectures have been designed with the goal of improv- ing network performance and energy-efficiency. In this paper, we provide a comparison study of data center archite...
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Wearable devices are becoming increasingly popu- lar and are expected to become essential in our everyday life. Despite continuous improvement of hardware, the lifetime of mobile devices and their capabilities still remain a concern. Small size of batteries of smart watches, glasses, helmets and gloves limits the amount of computing, storage and co...
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Data traffic from mobile devices experiences unprecedented growth that current cellular network capacities cannot sustain. Traffic offloading to other type of networks such as WiFi emerged as a valid solution to relieve the load in cellular networks. In this paper, we propose novel solution, which unlike other existing methodologies uses informatio...
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The key-value paradigm is one of the most important features of the packages belonging to the PGF family. By changing few options it is possible to achieve high customization and easy reproducibility of pictures. This article shows the methods to efficiently use keys and styles with TikZ.
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The popularity of cloud applications surged in the last years. Billions of mobile devices remain always connected. Location services, online games, social networking and navigation are a just few examples of "always on" cloud applications in which the same or partially overlapping content is delivered to multiple users. In this paper, we propose a...
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The aim of the article is to present methodologies to create simple animations for Beamer presen- tations. Specifically, TikZ-based pictures will be considered thanks to the interoperability between the Beamer class and the package itself.