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Walter Cerroni

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi"

Academic discipline: ING-INF/03 Telecommunications

Curriculum vitae

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Short biography

Walter Cerroni graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, in Telecommunications Engineering in 1999 and received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same University in 2003. Since 2005 he is an Assistant Professor of Communication Networks (tenured since 2008) at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "G. Marconi" (DEI) of the University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Cesena Campus, Italy.

In 1999 he was an Intern at the Alcatel Corporate Research Center, Dallas, TX, USA, partly funded with a grant as Visitor Researcher from the University of Texas at Dallas. From 2003 to 2005 he has been working as a Research Associate at the Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). In 2008 he was on short leave as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

 

Teaching experience

Walter Cerroni's teaching experience is related to different aspects of communication networks. In Italy, he has been involved in teaching at different educational levels, including undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Bologna, a graduate course at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and a few vocational training courses at other local Institutions. Internationally, Walter Cerroni was responsible for a graduate course at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA, where he was also in charge of redesigning the local Computer Networking Laboratory and the related course content.

General topics of Cerroni's teaching activity include: communication and computer networks, TCP/IP protocol stack, routing protocols, QoS in the Internet, Software Defined Networking, queuing theory, and network security. Most of the classes he teaches are integrated with laboratory sessions on real network equipment, to provide the students with a clear view of the many practical issues behind the operations of a communication network.

Walter Cerroni served as student advisor at the University of Bologna both for final theses and internships at local companies working in the field of communication networks.

 

Research experience

Walter Cerroni's recent research interests are related to several aspects of next generation network design, control, management, resource optimization, performance evaluation, and experimentation. The most relevant topics include Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), network performance of software platforms for Cloud Computing, virtual machine migration, inter- and intra-data center interconnection network modeling, programmable software-defined hybrid optical network architectures. He has contributed to several national and international research projects.

Further details about Walter Cerroni's research activities are available in the specific web page.

 

Other services

Walter Cerroni is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2016 (Member since 2001). He is actively involved in the following IEEE Comunications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committees:

  • Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems (TAOS);
  • Optical Networks (ONTC);
  • Communication Switching and Routing (CSR).

He served as TAOS representative member of the Selection Committee for the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition in 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Walter Cerroni is currently serving or has served as:

  • Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) on the best papers presented at the Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) Symposium and the Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) Workshop in the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016);
  • Co-Chair for the Symposium on Next Generation Networking and Internet (NGNI) in the IEEE 2017 Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2017), to be held in Singapore, December 2017;
  • Co-Chair for the Second International Workshop on Orchestration for Software Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI), held in conjunction with IEEE NFV-SDN 2016 in Palo Alto, CA, USA, November 7, 2016;
  • Co-Chair for the First International Workshop on Orchestration for Software Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI), held in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 27, 2016;
  • Co-Chair for the Symposium on Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) in the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.

He is/was also involved in the organization of the following events:

  • as Publication Co-Chair for the 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (IEEE NFV-SDN 2017), to be held in Berlin, Germany, November 2017;
  • as Publication Co-Chair for the 3rd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft 2017), to be held in Bologna, Italy, July 3-7, 2017;
  • as Publicity Co-Chair for the 4th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms, to be held in conjunction with EuroSys 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia, April 23-26, 2017;
  • as Publication Co-Chair for the 1st IEEE Workshop on Software Defined Networks for Future Networks and Services (SDN4FNS 2013), held in Trento, Italy, November 11-13, 2013, technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications and Computer Societies;
  • as Publication Chair for the 15th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM 2011), held in Bologna, Italy, February 8-10, 2011, technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society.

Walter Cerroni served as a Technical Program Committee member for several international conferences, including:

  • IEEE Globecom 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • IEEE ICC 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011
  • IEEE HPSR 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • IEEE SDN4FNS 2013
  • IEEE NetSoft 2017, 2016, 2015
  • IEEE NFV-SDN 2016
  • IEEE LANMAN 2017, 2016
  • IEEE Mobile Cloud 2017
  • IEEE FIE 2014, 2013, 2012
  • SDNMO Workshop @ IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2014
  • CCSNA Workshop @ IEEE Globecom 2016, 2015
  • EN4PPDR Workshop @ IEEE WiMob 2016, 2015, 2014
  • SWFAN Workshop @ IEEE INFOCOM 2016
  • CNSM 2016 (co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society)
  • ICNC 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 (co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society)
  • ICCVE 2014, 2013 (co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society)
  • ONDM 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society)
  • MASONS Workshop @ ICCCN 2015 (co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society)
  • CrossCloud Workshop @ EuroSys 2017, 2016
  • NETWORKS 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008 (co-sponsored by IEEE)
  • EuCNC 2016, 2015, 2014 (co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society)
  • OPTICS 2012, 2011, 2010 (co-sponsored by IEEE)
  • ICSAI 2012 (co-sponsored by IEEE)
  • ISWCS 2014 (co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society)
  • Broadnets 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 (co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society)

Walter Cerroni served as a reviewer for many international conferences and for the following journals and magazines:

  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Network Magazine
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
  • IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IET Communications
  • Elsevier Computer Communications
  • Elsevier Computer Networks
  • Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking
  • Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • European Transactions on Telecommunications
  • Journal of High Speed Networks
  • Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal

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