Welcome to the NetGroup at Politecnico di Torino

The Computer Networks Group (NetGroup) is a research group focused on computer networks. It is involved in several teaching activities (courses), research projects (both academic and applied research), and consulting activities. Main research directions include:

  • Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing and Network “softwarization”
    • Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
    • Resouce and Service orchestration
    • Formal methods applied to multi-domain cloud/fog-oriented SDN/NFV-based networks
    • Cloud/Edge/Fog computing (e.g., Kubernetes, serverless, FaaS)
    • Multi-cloud (e.g., with Liqo.io)
  • Network-software engineering
    • Efficient data plane networking (e.g., Linux kernel, eBPF/XDP, DPDK, SmartNICs)
    • Model-based and policy-based development
    • Machine Learning-based network management
    • Network security automation
  • Protocol Engineering
    • Languages for protocol description
    • Formal verification of security protocols
    • Security function allocation (formally ensuring safety and security)

You can find more details about us, our research and teaching activities, by digging into this web site.

Quick link: Thesis proposals