Visiting Faculty

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Massimo Tornatore

Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis

Massimo's main research interest is the design and analysis of transport (mainly optical) networks, with a special focus on protection strategies and control plane issues. He has worked in the field of algorithms and mathematical optimization for network planning, Protection, Grooming and Availability Analysis. A relevant area of his recent reserch deals with the "so-called" SLA-aware network design, a new area of cross-layer design in which service-level specifications are directly involved in the design phase.


Gustavo Bittencourt Figueiredo

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis
Assistant professor, Institute of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

Research interests: Optical networks, access networks, multimedia networking, design of algorithms, graph theory.

Visiting Ph.D. Students


Wei Lu

Ph.D. Candidate, School of Information Science and Technology University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, P. R. China

Wei's research interests are intelligent spectrum management in elastic optical networks, software-defined networking, game theory and network economy.


Chen Ma

Ph.D. Student, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P. R. China

Chen Ma's main research interest is the survivability and optimization of optical networks, especially in protection and restoration in disaster areas. Recently, he focuses on the survivability in network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN).