Research

Topics

The main research topic addressed by the TNT Lab is in the field of the Future Internet and related technologies. In this respect, the latest specific research efforts undertaken by the TNT Lab regard: Energy-efficiency in ICT, Green Networking, Smart Grid, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Distributed Router Architectures, Multi-core Linux SW Routers, Monitoring, Traffic and Network Models, Planning and Control Mechanisms, Network processors and custom smart boards; Continuous and cross-ambient communications, Ad hoc Networks, Vehicular Traffic Estimation through Mobile Networks, Mobility Management.

Initiatives and Projects

The TNT Lab is the center of a number of research initiatives and projects funded by national and international industries and industrial fora (GeSI), standardization bodies (ITU-T, ETSI), the European Commission, and the Italian government. The TNT Lab research heads are principal investigators in many of these research projects (among the most recent ones we can cite the EU FP7 ECONET Integrated Project, of which Prof. R. Bolla is the coordinator and principal investigator, the national “PRIN” project EFFICIENT, coordinated by Prof. F. Davoli, and the GreenNet FIRB-young researchers project, coordinated by Dr. R. Bruschi).

Approach

The general research approach aims at covering the complete cycle of the research and innovation process: the staff activities start from measurement campaigns on real network infrastructures of device prototypes, go through the design of theoretical models and optimization mechanisms, and arrive to the realization of in-house prototypes. To this purpose, the laboratory is equipped with professional instrumentation (among others, 3 router testers, 10 SW routers, Broadcom and Intel network processor evaluation boards, remote watt-meters, high precision multimeters and DAQs, OpenFlow switches, etc.).

Intereset

  • Green Networking
  • Software-Defined Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Cloud Networking
  • Programmable Router
  • Service Specific Overlay Networks
  • Distributed Architectures for Network Equipment
  • Network Modeling
  • QoS Network Control
  • Traffic Classification
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks

Laboratory Personel

Raffaele Bolla

Raffaele Bolla

Professor

Facebook
Franco Davoli

Franco Davoli

Professor

Facebook
Riccardo Rapuzzi

Riccardo Rapuzzi

Postdoctoral fellow

Facebook
Roberto Bruschi

Roberto Bruschi

CNIT Researcher

Facebook
Matteo Repetto

Matteo Repetto

CNIT Researcher

External Link
Paolo Lago

Paolo Lago

Postdoctoral fellow

Facebook

TNT Lab

The Telecommunication Networks and Telematics (TNT) Lab. is a joint research laboratory between DITEN at the University of Genoa, and the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). Its staff is composed by Prof. Raffaele Bolla (head of the TNT Lab.), Prof. Franco Davoli, two CNIT scientists (Roberto Bruschi and Matteo Repetto), a Post-Doc of the University of Genoa (Riccardo Rapuzzi) and 11 further persons among Ph.D. students, research fellows, and highly specialized engineers.