Stefano Secci

Short bio
Stefano Secci is an Associate Professor at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC - Paris VI - Sorbonne Universites), Paris, France, conducting research within the PHARE group, Networks and Systems department, CNRS LIP6. He received the M.Sc. degree in communications engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2005, and a dual Ph.D. degree in computer science and networks from Politecnico di Milano (Networks group) and Telecom ParisTech (NMS group), France, in 2009. In 2010, he worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow with NTNU (Q2S), Norway, and George Mason University (CNL), USA. Before the Ph.D., in 2005-2006, he worked as a Research Associate with Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (GERAD), Canada, and with Politecnico di Milano, and as a Network Engineer with Fastweb Italia, Italy. Dr Secci is IEEE Senior member.
Research
My current research interests are:
  • traffic engineering, network planning, routing and allocation games;
  • cloud networking and network virtualization;
  • mobile access networks, backhauling, edge computing;
  • telecommunications policy and interconnection models;
Collaborators
Advised and co-advised Ph.D. candidates: PostDocs:
  • Se-Young You (2016-*) - co-advised with Rami Langar (LIP6).
  • Salma Ktari (2015-*).
  • Sandesh Uppoor (2015-*) - co-advised with Zbigniew Smoreda & Cezary Ziemlicki (Orange).

Research Engineers:
Alumni:
  • Keun-Woo Lim (postdoc, UPMC; 2015-2016, now Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech, France).
  • Marco Casazza (postdoc, UPMC; 2015-2016; now Senior Researcher at UNIMI, Italy).
  • Patrick Raad (PhD, UPMC; 2012 - 2015; now R&D engineer at NSS).
  • Dallal Belabed (PhD, UPMC; 2011 - 2015; now R&D engineer at Thales Communications);
  • Rodrigo de Souza Couto (UFRJ; visiting PhD, 2012-2013; now Professor at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil);
  • Sahar Hoteit (PhD UPMC; 2011 - 2014; now Associate Professor at Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP), France);
  • Sinh Chung Nguyen (PhD, UPMC; 2011; now R&D engineer at FastConnect);
  • Kunpeng Liu (PhD, GMU; 2010-2013; now R&D engineer at Facebook);
  • Huaiyuan Ma (PhD, NTNU; 2010; now R&D engineer at EMGS).

M.Sc. students:
  • 2016: Jose Leal Domingues Neto (UFMG), Matteo Pietropaoli (POLIMI), Bruno Bettuzzi (UPMC), Sofiane Boutahar (UPMC); Nassim Hadad (UPMC).
  • 2015: Pesche Romain (UPMC), Adnan Adnan (POLIMI), Huayi Yang (UPMC), Meihui Gao (UPMC), Roua Touhiri (UPMC), Nicolas Roubertier (LORIA).
  • 2014: Navin Kukreja (POLIMI).
  • 2013: Vinh Hoa La (UPMC), Hakim Teyar (UPMC), Ismael Chayeb (UPMC).
  • 2012: Ahmad Katerji (ULiban), Amira Chenaf (UPMC), Hao Zhang (UPMC), Mouna Hkimi (ENSI), Patrick Raad (UPMC), Zhuochao He (UPMC).
  • 2011: Germain David Villegas (POLITO), Kevin Phemius (UPMC), Sahar Hoteit (UPMC); Sofiane Habri (UPMC);
  • 2008-2010: Guruprasad Rao (GMU), Eric Elena (ENST), Aruna Prem Bianzino (POLITO).
Professional Service


Current major activities:

  • Chair of the Internet Technical Committee (ITC), joint TC between the IEEE Communications Society and the Internet Society. 2015-2017 term. Previously Vice-Chair (2013-2015), and Secretary (2011-2013) of ITC.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the French CNRS GdR RSD (Reseaux et Systemes Distribues - co-responsable de l'action transverse sur la virtualisation). 2015-2017 term.
  • Steering Boards: Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet Steering Committee (GISC); member of ACM MobiArch Steering Committee.
  • Member of the Management Committee of COST Action CA15127 ("Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures"). 2016-2021 term.

Editor for:
  • Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE (2013-now).
  • Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer (2014-now).
  • Annales des Télécommunications, Springer (2014-now).
  • I. Journal of Network Management, Wiley (2015-now).

  • Guest Editor for:
    • Mobile Cloud Computing, Feature Topic, 2015, IEEE Communications Magazine.
    • Communications and Networking in the Cloud, Special Issue, 2014, Computer Networks.

    • Program Chair of:

      • 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2017), Mobile and Wireless Networks track.
      • 2016 12th Int. Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2016), March 14-17, 2016, Paris, France.
      • 2015 10th Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (MobiArch 2015), at ACM MOBICOM 2015, Sept. 7, 2015, Paris, France.
      • 2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2015), Cloud Networks track, Jan. 9-12, 2015, Las Vegas, USA.
      • 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), Cloud Networks track, Dec. 8-12, 2014, Atlanta, USA.
      • 2014 2nd EU-China MobileCloud Workshop (EU-CN MOBILECLOUD 2014), Dec. 3-4, 2014, Paris.
      • 2012 1st IEEE Int. Conference on Cloud Networking (CLOUDNET 2012), Nov. 28-30, 2012, Paris.
      • 2011 2nd Int. Conference on the Network of the Future (NoF 2011), Nov. 28-30, 2011, Paris.

      Other Organization Committee roles:

      • 2018 IEEE Int. Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas-City, USA (Publication Chair).
      • 2017 20th Conference onInnovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN), France (Publication Chair).
      • 2017 IFIP/IEEE Int. Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Lisbon, Portugal (Publication Chair)
      • 2017 Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys), Goettingen, Germany (Posters & Demos Chair).
      • 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington DC, USA (Workshops Chair).
      • 2016 7th Int. Conference on the Network of the Future (NoF), Rio, Brazil (Publication Chair).
      • 2015 IEEE 4th Int. Conference on Cloud Networking (CLOUDNET), Niagara Falls, Canada (Special Sessions Chair).
      • 2015 11th Int. Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Publicity Chair).
      • 2015 7th IFIP Int. Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), Paris, France (Keynote and Tutorial Chair).
      • 2013 12th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (MED-HOC-NET), Ajaccio, Corsica, France (Tutorial Chair).

      Member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of:


      Journal reviewer for:
      • IEEE Transactions on: Networking; Communications; Network and Service Management; Mobile Computing; Dependable and Secure Computing; Parallel and Distributed Systems; Cloud Computing; Vehicular Technology; Wireless Communications. Communications Letters; JSAC.
      • IEEE Magazines: Communications Magazine, Network Magazine, Communications Surveys & Tutorials, China Communications.
      • Elsevier: Computer Networks, Computer Communications.
      • Springer: Telecommunication Systems, Annals of Telecommunications, Mobile Networks and Applications.
      • Wiley: Int. Journal on Communications.
      • OSA: Journal of Optical Networking, Optics Express.
      • and International Game Theory Review, Operational Research Journal.

      Evaluator and subject-matter expert for:
      • Delphi expert panel on NFV/SDN, European Commission, 2016.
      • STIC-AMSUD, 2015.
      • Italian Ministry of Univ. and Research (MIUR), FIRB 2011, ANVUR 2012.
      • Romanian National Council for Scientific Research, 2011, 2012, 2016.
      • Futur et Ruptures, Institut Telecom, 2012.

      Ph.D. thesis evaluator for:
      Wilfried Yoro (TSP/Orange), Bilal Maaz (UVSQ/Cnam), Pratibha Mitharwal (Telecom Bretagne), Marco Savi (POLIMI), Minh Nguyen (UPMC), Yue Li (TPT), Mathis Obadia (TPT/Thales), Idir Lilia (UPD), Romain Sorokin (TPT/ALU), Amine Adouane (UVSQ), Houssem Medhioub (TSP), Antoine Fressancourt (TPT/Atos), Walid Benchaita (UPMC/ALU), Marouen Mechtri (TSP), Ming Li (Aalto), Sergey Kirgizov (UPMC), Jacques Bou Abdo (UPMC), Maksym Nikolayev (TSP), Stefano Iellamo (TPT), Ghida Ibrahim (TPT), Xavier Misseri (TPT), Cristina Rottondi (POLIMI).
Ongoing Projects

    FED4PMR: Systeme PMR tres haut debit federateur
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 1,493 ME.
    With Thales, Archos, AirLynx, Eolane, Ibelem, Logic Instrument, SFR, Silicom, Sysoco.
    Investissement d'Avenir programme - Projet Structurant Pour la Competitivité (PSPC).
    Feb. 2016 - Jan. 2019.

    PODIUM: Platform for secure data mobile cloud offloading
    With Thales, Luceor, IGO, Nexedi, Aneo, Ethertrust.
    FUI 20 project. Dec. 2015 - Nov. 2018.

    REFLEXION: REsilient and FLEXible Infrastructure for Open Networking
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 101 kE .
    With 6WIND, Thales, Orange, Inria, TPT, ENS.
    ANR AAP 2014.
    Feb. 2015 - Jan. 2017.

    LISP-Lab: Building Today the Internet of Tomorrow
    Project Coordinator. Budget: 1 ME total. 193 kE UPMC.
    With Alphalink, Border6, NSS, Orange, Renater, Rezopole, TPT, Ucopia.
    ANR, AAP INFRA 2013.
    Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2017.

    COST

    RECODIS: Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures
    COST Action CA15127 European research network. 22 countries involved.
    Management Committee member for France.
    March 2016 - February 2021


    ABCD: Adaptive Behavior and Cloud Distribution
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 160 kE.
    With Inria, Orange, TPT, Ucopia.
    ANR, AAP INFRA 2013.
    Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2016.

    MobileCloud: Linking Sino-European Research Institutions in the Mobile Cloud Computing Era.
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 149 kE.
    With UGOE, POLIMI, SICS, BUPT, FUDAN, NJU, Tsinghua.
    FP7 IRSES Marie Curie People Call.
    Jan 2014 - Dec. 2016



Past Projects
    sdn@edge

    SDN@EDGE: Software Defined Networking at the Edge
    PI. Budget: 89 KE. With DT, TI, Orange, Aalto, TUB, PoliTo, Ericsson, Acreo, UniBo, Create-Net. EIT Digital 2015 Call - FNS. Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2015.

    RAVIR: Reseaux d'Acces Virtualises au Cloud
    PI. Budget: 236 kE. With Gandi, Infinit, NSS, Thales, Ucopia. FUI 15.
    June 2013 - Dec. 2015.
    U2M3: Unified User and Machine Mobility Management
    Coordinator. Budget: 15 kE. CNRS PICS with POLIMI.
    Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2015.
    GT-PID: Plataforma IaaS Distribuida para e-ciencia
    International Partner. RNP Brazilian working group with UFRJ, UERJ and RNP.
    Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015.
    SOFNETS: Software Defined Networks and Services
    Coordinator. Budget: 530 KE total. 158 kE UPMC. EIT ICT-Labs 2014 FNS Call. With Orange, POLIMI, SICS, U. Helsinki.
    Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2014.
    NU@GE: Virtual Distributed Data Centers
    Investissement d'Avenir FSN/PSPC project.
    With Alphalink, Celeste, DotRiver, LIP6/REGAL, NSS, Oodrive. Jan. 2012 - June 2014.
    FERRARI: Femtocell Enabled Roaming and Resource Allocation for a more Resilient Interconnection
    CNRS LIP6-LTCI and PICS project with Telecom ParisTech and Univ. Waterloo. Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2014.
    SHARDANA: Solutions Hierarchiques Au Routage D'Internet et leur ANAlyse. Coordinator. Budget: 10 kE.
    CNRS LIP6-LTCI project. Apr. 2011 - Mars. 2013.
    TAVRI: Transport Architectures for a Very Resilient Internet. Funded by US ONR, in collaboration with GMU. Apr. 2010 - Apr. 2011.
    ETICS: Economics and Technologies for Inter-Carrier Services. Funded by EU FP7. Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2013.
    With ALU, BT, DT, Doruknet, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor, AUEB, FTW, PoliMi, PRISM, Technion, Marben Products, Nextworks.
    TIGER2: Together IP, GMPLS and Ethernet Reconsidered. Funded by CELTIC Initiative. July 2008 - June 2010.
    With Alcatel-Lucent, IBBT, FORTH-ICS, Net Tech., Virtual Trip, DorukNet, T-Systems, UniGirona, INTERCOM.GI, BUTE.
    I-GATE: Internet - Game-theoretical Analysis of Traffic Engineering
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 70 kE.
    Funded by Institut Télécom. Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2009.
    With TPT, PoliMi, UniGenova.
    INCAS: INter-Carrier Alliance Strategies
    Funded by FP7 Euro-NF JRA.S.7. Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2009.
    With TPT, PoliMi, Alcatel-Lucent, WUT.
    TEIDE: Traffic Engineering Inter-Domain Extensions
    Funded by FP6 Euro-FGI JRA.S.30. Jun. 2007 - May. 2008. With TPT, PoliMi, Ericsson, WUT.
    Euro-NGI, Euro-FGI, EuroNF Networks of Excellence
    Funded by FP6 and FP7 (2003 - 2010)
    ACTRICE: Inter-domain traffic engineering under economic contraints.
    Funded by ANR, 2005. With Orange FT, Alcatel-Lucent, Transatel, UniVersailles, UniRennes.
Open Source Software, Standardization, Misc.

Publications
Journals
Magazines
International Conference Proceedings - peer review
International Workshop Proceedings - peer review
Other Conferences and Workshops, short papers
Talks, press
Research and technical reports
Research Monographs
  • [T4] Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HdR) dissertation, Modeling and Evaluating Novel Networked Communication Systems, UPMC, Sept. 22, 2014. Available at UPMC Math-Info library.
  • [T3] Ph.D. dissertation, Multi-Provider Service and Transport Architectures,
    Advisors: Jean-Louis Rougier, Achille Pattavina. 2009. Central libraries of Telecom ParisTech (Nr. 2009ENST0019), and Politecnico di Milano (TED 2698, Coll. TD 2824).
  • [T2] Minor research Ph.D. dissertation, Game theory for Internetworking,
    Advisor: Fioravante Patrone. Library of Electronics and Information Dept., Politecnico di Milano; Nr: 2008.21.
  • [T1] Master thesis, Design and optimisation of a novel composite-star TDM/WDM network architecture: the Petaweb,
    Advisors: Achille Pattavina, Brunilde Sanso'. In the Central Library of Politecnico di Milano, 2005; Inv.: 0TN900009185, Coll. T.D.L. 12427.
    [OPAC PoliMi]
Copyright Notice: most of these papers are published, the copyright has been transferred to the respective publishers. Therefore, they cannot be duplicated for commercial purposes without the written permissions from the respective publishers.
Teaching

Teaching for graduate courses on carrier grade networks and telecommunication networks. For details on the learning tracks at UPMC please refer to the websites of the Master of Computer Science, learning track in Networks (Master Informatique - sp. Reseaux), and of the Dept. of Engineering (UFR 919 Ingenierie). All courses are replicated also at PUF Ho Chi Minh.

  • UE REOP: Reseaux d'Operateurs et de Data-Centers - Provider and Data-Center Networks - M2
    [Program][Planning]

  • UE RTEL: Introduction aux Reseaux de Telecommunications - to Telecommunication Networks - M1
    [Course website]

  • UE PRES: Projet Reseaux - Networking Projects - M1
    [Course website]

  • UE Reseaux (E2I2, E2I3) - Polytech'UPMC
    [Course website]

I've also taught at Telecom ParisTech (ENST) in several graduate and continuing education courses on telecommunication networks and future Internet, at Thales Communications on IP Transport Services, at ISEP in a graduate course on Ethernet switching, at EFREI in graduate courses on Cloud Networking, Internet Architectures and Data Warehouse, at George Mason University in a graduate course on Network Switching and Routing, at University of Pavia in a graduate course in on Game Theory, and at UTEC in an undergraduate course on Information Systems.
CV

Chronological curriculum vitae

  • born in Milan, Italy, 1980.
  • July 1999, "Maturita scientifica" at Liceo Antonio Banfi, Vimercate, Italy.
  • Sep. 1999 - Oct 2005, M.Sc. in Tlc Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
  • Nov. 2000 - Jan. 2002, ICT consultant (part-time) for GMonline (Italy).
  • Sep. 2002 - Sep. 2003, Erasmus exchange student at Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Oct. 2003 - Feb. 2004, CC consultant (part-time) for Sky TV, Milan, Italy.
  • Mar. - June 2004, EU Leonardo da Vinci II intern for Archive Systems (Romania).
  • Jan. - Sep. 2005, research associate at the GERAD, Ecole Polytechn. Montreal.
  • Nov. 2005 - Mar. 2006, research associate at the CNIT, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Mar. - May 2006, network engineer at Fastweb Italia, Milan, Italy.
  • June 2006 - Sept. 2010, research engineer appointment at Telecom ParisTech.
  • Oct. 2006, enrolled in a dual Ph.D at Telecom ParisTech and Politecnico di Milano.
  • Dec. 2009: Dual Ph.D. in ICT at Telecom ParisTech and Politecnico di Milano.
  • Mars - May 2010, postdoctoral fellow at Q2S, NTNU, Norway.
  • May - Dec. 2010, postdoctoral visiting scholar at CNL, GMU, VA, USA.
  • Since Oct. 2010, Associate Professor at LIP6, UPMC - Paris VI.
  • Sept. 2014, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HdR), UPMC.
  • Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015 on research leave at CNRS.

Languages

Italian (mother language), French (fluent), English (fluent), Roumanian (basis).


 

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Email: stefano.secci ''AT'' upmc ''DOT'' fr

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