Walter de Donato

          Last updated on 03/05/2013 
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Walter de Donato received his M.S. degree in computer engineering in 2006 from the from the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy. Since 2006 he is a member of the Traffic research group, part of the larger COMICS (COMputers for Interaction and CommunicationS) group directed by Prof. Giorgio Ventre at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies of University of Napoli "Federico II". In 2011 he received his Ph.D. in computer engineering and systems from the same University, where he currently works as a Post-Doc. From February to July 2010 he visited the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, working on the evaluation of broadband access network performance from the home gateway point of view and founding the BISmark project. Since July 2012 he is also research and development manager at Seven One Solution.

His research activity mainly concerns methodologies, techniques, and distributed architectures for measuring, analyzing, classifying, and monitoring network traffic and also covers the following topics: network topology discovery and mapping, Linux-based embedded systems, network processor architectures, and content distribution networks. Such activity has been conducted in the context of international collaborations with several research groups.

Walter de Donato has co-authored more than 12 publications on international journals (Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer Networks) and conference proceedings (SIGCOMM, PAM, Globecom, ...), and he is co-author of a patent pending. He has received several awards for his research activities: in November 2011 he was awarded the Technologybiz Endorsement Award; in 2012 one of his papers have been awarded the IRTF ANRP (Applied Networking Research Prize), he was awarded the Best Poster award at SIGCOMM and the ETIC AICA-Rotary award.

He closely cooperates with Antonio Pescapè, Alessio Botta, Alberto Dainotti, Giuseppe Aceto and Pietro Marchetta
He is member of IEEE Communications Society and ACM.
International
  • BISmark: Broadband Internet Service benchMark
  • NetQoS: Robust and Efficient traffic Classification in IP nEtworks
National
  • RECIPE: Robust and Efficient traffic Classification in IP nEtworks

  • Denaro Media: Modular and Integrated Multi-channel Multimedia Editorial System (SEMMIM) for the production, transformation, storge, indexing, search and multi-channel delivery of multimedia contents.
Internal
  • HoBBIT: a research project for measuring broadband Internet access quality in Italy

  • Traffic: a research project focusing on Network Traffic

  • Hynetd: hybrid network level topology discovery platform

  • TIE: traffic identification engine

  • D-ITG: distributed traffic generation platform

  • Plab: software platform for packet capture and analysis

Book Chapters
  • G. Aceto, A. Dainotti, W. de Donato, F. Gargiulo, A. Pescapè C. Sansone,
    Combining Multiple Traffic Classification Techniques within a Single Platform,
    RECIPE Robust and Efficient traffic Classification in IP nEtworks, Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, pp.1-16, ISBN:978-88-833-8081-5, Napoli, Italy, 2009

Journals
  • Giuseppe Aceto, Alessio Botta, Walter de Donato, Antonio Pescapè,
    Cloud monitoring: A survey,
    Computer Networks, Available online 10 April 2013, ISSN 1389-1286, 10.1016/j.comnet.2013.04.001.

  • Srikanth Sundaresan, Walter de Donato, Nick Feamster, Renata Teixeira, Sam Crawford, Antonio Pescapè,
    Measuring Broadband Home Performance,
    Communications of ACM, Volume 55 - Issue 11, November 2012.

International Conferences and Workshops
Posters
PhD Thesis
Technical Reports

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Research experience
  • From 7/2012
    R&D Engineering Manager at Seven One Solution

  • From 1/2012
    PostDoc at Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of University of Napoli Federico II

  • From 11/2008 to 11/2011
    PhD student at Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of University of Napoli Federico II

  • From 4/2008 to 1/2009
    Collaboration with CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica) at University of Napoli Federico II on COSMIC project

  • From 5/2007 to 4/2008
    Collaboration with Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of University of Napoli Federico II on traffic analysis, measurement & classification, distributed topology discovery and content delivery networks.

  • From 12/2006 to 2/2007
    Collaboration with Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of University of Napoli Federico II in the context of a research project on:
    • Study and prototipal project of a model for network systems performance analysis
    • Analysis of Network Processor platforms

Teaching experience
  • Advised Master Theses
    • Legal and Tehcnical Aspects of Network Neutrality
      Advisor: Prof. G. Ventre - Candidate: Enrico Maresca - academic year 2011/12
    • Real-Time statistics at different aggregation levels for large-scale measurement platform
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Francesco Cannavacciuolo - academic year 2010/11
    • A CMS for multimedia publishing: integration with traditional publishing processes and performance analisys
      Advisor: Prof. G. Ventre - Candidate: Nicola Esposito - academic year 2008/09
    • Design and Implementation of a CDN system with content adaptation ability
      Advisor: Prof. R. Canonico - Candidate: Andrea Brandi - academic year 2007/08
    • Evaluation of a Video CDN system over geographic Testbeds
      Advisor: Prof. R. Canonico - Candidate: Giovanni Cascone - academic year 2007/08
    • A Content Delivery System for Video Streaming using Flash
      Advisor: Prof. R. Canonico - Candidate: Antonino Segreto - academic year 2007/08
    • An Architechture for the Automatic Measurement of Available Bandwidth in Heterogeneous IP Networks
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Giuseppe Aceto - academic year 2007/08
    • Evaluation of a Content Delivery Application over PlanetLab
      Advisor: Prof. R. Canonico - Candidate: Marco Albano - academic year 2007/08

  • Advised Bachelor Theses
    • Analysis and Validation of a Platform to Evaluate the Performance of Internet Access Networks
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Andrea Del Bono - academic year 2011/12
    • Analysis, Design and Testing of a Measurement Client for a Platform to Evaluate Broadband Internet Access Performance
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Luciano Esposito - academic year 2010/11
    • Analysis, Design and Testing of a Management Server for a Platform to Evaluate Broadband Internet Access Performance
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Luca Esposito - academic year 2010/11
    • An Analysis of Architectures and Protocols of Multi-Channel Applications: the Skype Case
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Valerio Persico - academic year 2008/09
    • Analysis of Redirection Mechanisms for CDN systems
      Advisor: Prof. R. Canonico - Candidate: Carmine Donadoni - academic year 2007/08
    • Analysis and Testing of a Distributed Topology Discovery Platform
      Advisor: Prof. A. Pescapè - Candidate: Salvatore D'Auria - academic year 2006/07

Reviewer for
  • IEEE Globecom 2012 - IEEE NetSciCom 2012 - IEEE WNM 2011 - IEEE Globecom 2011 - IEEE ICC 2011 - IEEE IWCMC-TRAC 2011 - IEEE INFOCOM WIP 2010 - IEEE ICC 2010 - ACM Conext 2009 Student Workshop - IEEE Globecom 2009 - IEEE ICC 2009 - IEEE ICONS 2008 - IEEE LCN 2008 - IEEE ICCCN 2008 - WNM 2008 - IEEE Globecom 2008 - Elsevier COMNET Special Issue on Traffic Classification
Other activities
  • "Il Denaro" newspaper IT consultant from May 2008 to August 2009
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Walter de Donato - PhD

Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
University of Napoli "Federico II"
Via Claudio 21 -- 80125 Napoli (Italy)
Phone: +39 081 76 83821 - Fax: +39 081 76 83816
Email: walter.dedonato [at] unina.it