Alex Carrega

Ph.D. IT & Network Engineer

+39 348-74.85.497

TNT Lab @ UniGe


via Opera Pia 13, 16154 Genoa, Italy


Technology transfer

As far as technology transfer is concerned, Alex is committed on two fronts. The first relates to collaboration with companies and ๐Ÿญindustries, the second to ๐Ÿ”จstandardization.

๐Ÿญ Industrial Projects

The collaboration with the companies took place both in the context of the ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บEuropean projects, and through grants financed by the same companies at the ๐ŸซUniGe โˆ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นand/or the ๐ŸขCNIT โˆ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นwith the goal of application and refinement of the most significant research products obtained on commercial equipment and platforms.
The collaborations in question took place with national (โ„ข Ericsson Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นand โ„ข Alcatel-Lucent Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น) and international (โ„ข Huawei ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ, โ„ข Broadcom โ„ขNetLogic Microsystems ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, โ„ข Intel ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) companies/industrial associations, and concerned the research topics on which Alex actively worked from a scientific point of view.
More specifically, the collaboration with Huawei and with the ๐Ÿ”–GeSI โˆ ๐ŸŒŽhad as its objective some aspects concerning energy efficiency in networks and related equipment. The collaboration with โ„ข Alcatel Lucent ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธhad as its object the application and design of scheduling and admission control techniques for the ๐Ÿ–ฅQoS โˆ in multiservice networks.
The DWDM-EHC research projectย  is a significant example of synergy between the academic part (๐ŸซUniGe โˆ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น) and the industrial part (โ„ข Ericsson Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น). In particular, the activities concerned the study and implementation of mechanisms for energy efficiency in transmission units integrated in electro-optical technology for high and hyper-capacity DWDM โˆ transmission systems at 400 Gbps and 1 Tbps.

๐Ÿ”จ Standardization Activities

With regard to standardization, Alex has contributed and continues to collaborate with both the ๐ŸซITU โˆ ๐ŸŒŽand the ๐ŸŒ†ETSI โˆ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ, in order to define new standards and regulations for more sustainable and ๐ŸŽ‡EE โˆ ๐Ÿ–ฅICT โˆ ย equipment. In many respects, the standardization activity can be considered as the technology transfer to the industrial world of the concepts and results developed and obtained through participation in scientific research projects such as, in particular, ๐Ÿ“ˆECONET ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บand ๐Ÿ“ˆGreenNet ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น. The decision to focus technology transfer activities towards standardization, rather than towards the creation of patents, was driven by the need to amplify the dissemination results of research projects as much as possible, and the need to support the creation of new regulations on the energy efficiency and sustainability in the ๐Ÿ–ฅICT โˆ field.
Between ๐Ÿ“…2012 and ๐Ÿ“…2017, Alex actively contributed to the collection and analysis of the data necessary for the drafting of the ๐Ÿ“ˆBB CoC โˆ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ. The goal of this initiative, promoted by the ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บEU โˆ, is the definition of guidelines in terms of energy consumption that must be respected by the various companies involved in the construction of network devices.
Alex worked in the ๐ŸŒ†ETSI โˆ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บarea, where he focused his attention on the work item ๐ŸŽ‡GAL โˆ,ย  officiallyย published as ๐ŸŒ†ETSI ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บStandard 203 237 of the ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸซTC โˆ on ๐ŸŽ‡EE โˆ (๐ŸŒ†ETSI-๐ŸŽ‡EE โˆ).