Stefano Secci

Short bio
Stefano Secci is an Associate Professor at Sorbonne University (previously UPMC - Paris VI), 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.
My current research interests are:
  • traffic engineering, network management, routing and allocation games;
  • security and reliability in networks and systems;
  • edge computing, cloud networking, network virtualization;
  • telecommunications policy and interconnection strategies.
Advised and co-advised Ph.D. candidates: PostDocs:
Research Engineers:
  • Marco Premoli (PhD, UNIMI; visiting 2014 - 2015); now R&D engineer at UNIMI, Italy.
  • Se-Young Yu (postdoc, LIP6; 2016-2017); now postdoc at Northwestern U., USA.
  • Sandesh Uppoor (postdoc, LIP6; 2015-2016); now R&D engineer at Orange, France.
  • Matthieu Coudron (PhD, LIP6; 2012 - 2016); now postdoc at Internet Initiative Japan.
  • Keun-Woo Lim (postdoc, LIP6; 2015-16); now Ass. Professor at Telecom ParisTech, France.
  • Marco Casazza (postdoc, LIP6; 2015-16); now Senior Researcher at UNIMI, Italy.
  • Yacine Benchaib (research engineer, LIP6; 2013-2015).
  • Patrick Raad (PhD, LIP6; 2012-15); now R&D engineer at Antemeta, France.
  • Dallal Belabed (PhD, LIP6; 2011-15); now R&D engineer at Thales Communications, France.
  • Rodrigo de Souza Couto (UFRJ; visiting PhD, 2012-2013); now Professor at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil;
  • Sahar Hoteit (PhD, LIP6; 2011-14); now Ass. Professor at Univ. Paris-Saclay / Centrale-Supelec;
  • Sinh Chung Nguyen (PhD, LIP6; 2008-11); now R&D engineer at FastConnect, France.
  • Kunpeng Liu (PhD, GMU; 2010-13); now R&D engineer at Facebook, USA.
  • Huaiyuan Ma (PhD, NTNU; 10); now R&D engineer at EMGS, Norway.

M.Sc. students:
  • 2018: Sofiane Kirati (UPMC), Remi Oudin (ENS).
  • 2017: Alessio Diamanti (UNIBO), Domenico Brambati (POLIMI), Han Lu (UPMC), Makhlouf Kaced (UPMC), Chandima S. Pondapelage (EISTI), Houssem Hosni (SupCom), Zakarya Boubazine (UVSQ).
  • 2016: Jose Leal Domingues Neto (UFMG), Matteo Pietropaoli (POLIMI), Bruno Bettuzzi (UPMC), Soufiane Boutahar (UPMC); Nassim Hadad (UPMC), Asma Souilah (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 (LIP6), Hao Zhang (UPMC), Mouna Hkimi (ENSI), Patrick Raad (UPMC), Zhuochao He (UPMC).
  • 2011: Germain David Villegas (POLITO), Kevin Phemius (LIP6), Sahar Hoteit (LIP6); Sofiane Habri (UPMC);
  • 2008-2010: Guruprasad Rao (GMU), Eric Elena (ENST), Aruna Prem Bianzino (POLITO).
Professional Service

Current management activities:

  • Member the AFNOR standardization committee on PPDR (Public Protection and Disaster Relief) systems.
  • 2015-2017 - 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). 2015-2020 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.
  • Responsible of the Internet Security Special Internet Group (ISEC SIG) of the IEEE ComSoc ITC.

Editor for:
  • Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE (2018-now)
  • I. Journal of Network Management, Wiley (2015-now).
  • Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer (2014-now).
  • Annales des Télécommunications, Springer (2014-now).
  • Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE (2013-now).

  • Guest Editor for:
    • Mobile Edge Computing, Special Issue, 2018, Computers.
    • Mobile Cloud Computing, Feature Topic, 2015, IEEE Communications Magazine.
    • Communications and Networking in the Cloud, Special Issue, 2014, Computer Networks.

    • Program Chair for:

      • 2019 IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC 2019), Next Generation Networks and Internet Symposium, May 2019, Shanghai, China.
      • 2019 Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2019), Paris, France.
      • 2018 International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 30), Networking Architecture and Paradigms track, Sept. 11-14, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
      • 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2017), Mobile and Wireless Networks track, March 19-22, 2017, San Francisco, USA.
      • 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.

      Publication Chair:

      • 2018 IEEE Int. Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas-City, USA.
      • 2018 IFIP Wireless Days (WD), Dubai.
      • 2017 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN), Paris, France.
      • 2017 IFIP/IEEE Int. Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Lisbon, Portugal.
      • 2016 7th Int. Conference on the Network of the Future (NoF), Rio, Brazil.

      Other Organization Committee roles:

      • 2018 21th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN), Paris, France (Tutorial Chair).
      • 2017 Int. Conference on the Network of the Future (NoF), London, UK (General Co-Chair).
      • 2017 Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys), Goettingen, Germany (Posters & Demos Chair).
      • 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington DC, USA (Workshops Chair).
      • 2016 Open Network Operating System (ONOS) Build, Paris, France (Local Organizer).
      • 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).
      • 2013 12th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (MED-HOC-NET), Ajaccio, Corsica, France (Tutorial Chair).

      Member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of:

      Evaluator and subject-matter expert for:
      • ANR, 2018.
      • COST Association, EU, SESA 2017.
      • ANRT, France, 2016.
      • FRQNT, Canada, 2016, 2017.
      • Delphi expert panel on NFV/SDN, European Commission, 2016.
      • DGA, 2016.
      • STIC-AMSUD, 2015, 2016.
      • 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:
      Alessandro Zanni (UNIBO), Giulia Bernardi (POLIMI), Valentin Del Piccolo (UPMC/Gandi), Mayla Alimam (TSP/Orange), Ali Sanhaji (UToulouse/Orange), Wilfried Yoro (TSP/Orange), Bilal Maaz (UVSQ/Cnam), Pratibha Mitharwal (Telecom Bretagne), Marco Savi (POLIMI), Minh Nguyen (LIP6), 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 (LIP6/ALU), Marouen Mechtri (TSP), Ming Li (Aalto), Sergey Kirgizov (LIP6), Jacques Bou Abdo (LIP6/TSP), 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 PODIUM: Platform for secure data mobile cloud offloading
    With Thales, Luceor, IGO, Nexedi, Aneo, Ethertrust.
    FUI 20 project. Dec. 2015 - Nov. 2018.


    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.
    Mar. 2016 - Feb. 2021

Past Projects
    LISP-Lab: Building Today the Internet of Tomorrow
    Project Coordinator. Budget: 1 ME - 193 kE LIP6. With Alphalink, Border6, Orange, Renater, Rezopole, TPT. ANR, AAP INFRA 2013. Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2017.
    REFLEXION: REsilient and FLEXible Infrastructure for Open Networking
    PI. Budget: 101 kE. With 6WIND, Thales, Orange, Inria, TPT, ENS.
    ANR AAP 2014. Feb. 2015 - July 2017.
    ABCD: Adaptive Behavior and Cloud Distribution. PI. Budget: 160 kE.
    With Inria, Orange, TPT, Ucopia. ANR, AAP INFRA 2013. Oct. 2013 - Mar. 2017.
    FP7 MobileCloud. PI. Budget: 149 kE. With UGOE, POLIMI, SICS, BUPT, FUDAN, NJU, Tsinghua.
    Jan 2014 - Dec. 2016

    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 LIP6. 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.
Software, Misc.

Journal articles
Magazine articles
International conference papers - peer review
International workshop papers - peer review
Other events, national events, short papers, invited papers
Talks, press
Technical reports, standards, patents, ...
Research Monographs
  • [T4] Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HdR) dissertation, Modeling and Evaluating Novel Networked Communication Systems, LIP6, Sept. 22, 2014. Available at LIP6 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 for graduate courses on carrier grade networks and telecommunication networks. For details on the teaching programs at Sorbonne University please refer to the websites of the Master of Computer Science, Networks track (Master Informatique - sp. Reseaux), and of the Dept. of Engineering (UFR 919 Ingenierie). Some courses are replicated also at PUF Ho Chi Minh.

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

  • 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, ELI4) - 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 INHESJ on cybersecurity, at Univ. Napoli - Federico II on virtual network management, 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, at UTEC in an undergraduate course on Information Systems, and at Università di Napoli - Federico II on cloud networking.

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 UPMC / Sorbonne U., LIP6 - Paris VI.
  • Sept. 2014, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HdR), LIP6.
  • Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015 on research leave at CNRS.


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


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PHARE, LIP6- Sorbonne University
Boite Courriel 169, Bureau 518:25-26
4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.
Tel: +33 (0)1 4427 3678
Fax: +33 (0)1 4427 8783
Email: stefano.secci ''AT'' LIP6 ''DOT'' fr

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