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Tommaso Cucinotta got a MSc in Computer Engineering from University of Pisa, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA). From year 2005 to 2011 he has been a researcher at the Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ReTiS) of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, carrying out research on operating systems and adaptive processor scheduling for a wide range of real-time software systems, ranging from embedded platforms to cloud and distributed software. From year 2012 to June 2014 he has been a researcher at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Dublin, Ireland, carrying out research in security and real-time performance of cloud-based systems. From July 2014 to December 2015, he has been Software Development Engineer at Amazon DataBase Services, Dublin, Ireland, where he worked on improving the real-time performance and scalability of the DynamoDB NoSQL real-time data-base. Since 2016, he is associate professor at the Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ReTiS) within the TECIP Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, teaching courses on cloud computing and big-data infrastructures, component-based software design and C/C++ programming. For more details, please checkout my research page.


My main research topics of interest are the following:

  • Real-time and reliable NoSQL Database systems for cloud services
  • Adaptive resource management and scheduling in Cloud Computing & Network Function Virtualization infrastructures
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support Data Center Operations in Cloud & NFV infrastructures
  • Platforms for real-time data streaming and analytics
  • Quality of service control for adaptive soft real-time applications, including multimedia and IMS systems
  • Operating Systems for real-time and embedded applications and many-core and massively distributed systems
  • Trusted computing and confidentiality in cloud computing
  • Smart-cards: interoperability, protocols and architectures
  • Digital signatures, biometrics identification, multicast security