Andrea Detti

Andrea Detti (PhD) is a professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His teaching subjects are Mobile Wireless Networks and Cloud Computing.
His research activity spans different topics in the area of computer networks and copes with framework design, analytical modeling, performance evaluation through simulation and test-bed. He is co-author of more than 80 papers on journals and conference proceedings, mainly regarding information-centric, software-defined, overlay, wireless, and optical networks. Currently is the research area is focused on Information-Centric-Network (ICN), Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networks (SDN).

He is associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Network and Service Management. He has been guest editor of two special issues about Information-Centric-Networking for Elsevier Computer Network and Journal of Internet Technology. He served as a reviewer of numerous journals and conferences (mainly ACM, IEEE, Elsevier).
Andrea Detti has worked and works on several competitive international projects. Some of them are:
EU H2020 Fed4IoT 2018/2021 (Virtual IoT environments for smart cities applications, coordinator), EU H2020 BONVOYAGE 2015/2017 (Federated multimotal Intelligent Transport Systems, coordinator since 2017), EU-JP ICN2020 2017/2019 (WP leader, ICN services for cloud applications), EU-JP FP7 GreenICN 2013/2015 (Energy Efficient ICN, WP leader), EU FP7 2013/2014 CONFINE (coordinator of two proposals admitted to the funding within the first and second open-call, ICN and SDN topics), EU FP7 2012/2013 OFELIA (ICN over SDN), FP7 (2010/2013) CONVERGENCE (pub-sub ICN), EU FP7 2010/2013 FLAVIA (Virtualizable wireless future Internet), EU FP6 2004/2005 E2R (End-to-end reconfigurability), EU FP7 2006/2008 SMS (Simple Mobile Service), etc. Furthermore, since 2006 Andrea Detti is the scientific coordinator of several industrial projects (funded by Telecom Italia and SSI/Finmeccanica), which regard the support of data-centric publish-subscribe paradigm over mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET), Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) and cellular network.


Internet Technologies and Protocols (II) (9 CFU, up to 2016):

The course deals with novel networking paradigms with a special focus on distributed solutions to control the transferring of data in the network. Specifically, we consider: the deployment of network connection with guaranteed quality of service (IP QoS); Internet intradomain (OSPF) and interdomain (BGP) routing; MPLS traffic engineering;  the deployment of virtual private networks for spatially distributed companies (Virtual Private Networks); massive distribution of multimedia contents (Content Delivery Network)
distributed infrastructure for user to user data dissemination (Peer to Peer).
The teaching faces algorithms, protocols, technologies, and performances. Furthermore, more than fifty percent of the course is for laboratory experience with Linux and Cisco Routers, during which students “make real” on their laptop the theoretical lectures.

Mobile Wireless Networks (9 CFU):

Mobile Wireless Networks is a course that provides theoretical and technological concepts underlying modern wireless communications. The course focuses on the most recent Cellular Networks, in particular 4G systems and their relative 5G evolution. Some theoretical aspects are supported by planning exercises based on MATLAB. The course program includes physical layer aspects (modulation, channel encoding, channel models, and fading); use of multiple antennas (diversity, spatial multiplexing, beamforming, massive MIMO); multiple access schemes (TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, OFDMA); radio network planning in terms of coverage and capacity planning; historical overview of GSM/EDGE/UMTS architectures; focus on LTE architecture and RAN and EPC protocols; 5G New Radio and 5G Core.

Cloud Computing and Networking (6 CFU):

The cloud computing and networking course explores the technologies behind the scene of modern cloud services. Fundamentals of cloud computing are considered, including server virtualizations, hypervisors , container engines and runtimes, distributed storage, data center networking, virtual networking, Software Defined Network, and OpenFlow, etc. Cloud and data center architectures are discussed with special reference to the OpenStack and Docker/Kubernetes solutions. Most of theoretical lectures are supported by Linux laboratories with OpenStack,  OpenvSwitch, KVM, Docker, and Kubernetes. The course program includes: Introduction to cloud computing; Virtualization of servers and networks; Distributed Storage; Virtual LAN; Software Defined Networking, OpenFlow and OpenVSwitch;  OpenStack; Data Center Networking; Linux Containers and Docker/Kubernetes.


The publications of Andrea Detti are available here.
Google Scholar h-index is available here.


Electronic Engineering Dept.
University of Rome – Tor Vergata
Via del Politecnico, 1 00133 – Roma (ITALY)
Ph.: +39 06 7259 7445
Fax: +39 06 7259 7435
E-mail: andrea.detti at