Francesco is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering and his main research interests are in the area of Distributed Systems. After receiving a PhD in Advanced Technologies for Information Engineering in 2011 from University of Messina, he worked as Research Associate both at University of Messina and University College London.
Francesco's research interests and expertise are in the area of Distributed Systems, Virtualisation, Cloud and Fog Computing, Grid and High Performance Computing, Federated Management, Information Security and the Internet of Things.
He is co-editor of the book "Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice" and co-authored over 40 conference and journal papers.
Francesco contributed to several EU-funded research projects in the area of Cloud and Networks, such as NECOS, 5GEx, SONATA, VISION Cloud and RESERVOIR.
He also has technical experience in designing and developing large distributed software systems as well as in managing large testbeds, clusters and distributed computing infrastructures.
Francesco is currently investigating new Fog Computing paradigms for IoT, Serverless Computing and Function as a Service, and is working on the application of homomorphic encryption techniques to the cloud and network domains.