- First name
- Renato Lo
- Last name
- University of Trento
- Author Profile
Renato Lo Cigno is an Associate Professor at DISI (Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione), University of Trento, Italy, where where he is one of the members of the "Systems & Networks" Research Program, and the coordinator of the Advanced Networks Systems (ANS) research group. They coordinate a very interesting and innovative multi-disciplinary H2020 Project on Alternative Internets: netCommons: Network Infrastructure as a Commons.
Formerly he founded the Networking Research Program which ended its original mission in 2010. He graduated from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) with a master degree in Electronic Engineering in July 1988. He worked in Politecnico, in the Telecommunication Networks Group of the Electronics deparment until 2002. From June 1998 to February 1999, he spent a sabbatical period as a visiting scholar at the Computer Science Department of UCLA, where he worked with Mario Gerla and his Network Research Lab.
His research interests and in analysis, evaluation and design of telecommunications and computer networks, spanning from optical networks, to wireless, to overlays such as P2P an Anonymous Networks.
Apart from research and teaching, at the University he holds the position of Rector Delegate for Informatics and Telecommunication services, controlling policies and strategies for the development and implementation of ICT-based services at the service of the University life.
He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He served as Area Editor for Computer Networks (Elsevier), and he has been (and currently are) in the Organizing or TPC committees of leading conferences, from Infocom to Mobysis, Globecom, ICC, VNC, MSWiM, LANMAN and more.
He is currently the chair of the Steering Commettee of WONS, a small, focused, annual, IFIP and IEEE sponsored workshop on wireless, on-demand networks and systems. He also organized IEEE VNC 2017 as TPC co-chair.