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Coordinator of Interdepartmental Center (SmartData@PoliTO - Big Data and Data Science Laboratory)
Componente Commissione Strategie per le Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Member of Interdepartmental Center (SmartData@PoliTO - Big Data and Data Science Laboratory)

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Marco Mellia graduated with PhD in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering in 2001. He is a full professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where he coordinates the SmartData@PoliTO centre on Big Data, Machine Learning and Data Science.

In 2002 he visited the Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories in Burlingame, CA, working at the IP Monitoring Project (IPMON). In 2011, 2012, 2013, he collaborated with Narus Inc in Sunnyvale, CA, working on traffic monitoring and cyber-security system design. In 2015 and 2016 he visited Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA, working on cloud monitoring platforms.

Prof. Mellia has co-authored over 250 papers published in international journals and presented in leading conferences, all of them in the area of communication networks. He holds 13 patents.

He won the IRTF ANR Prize at IETF-88, and best paper awards at IEEE P2P'12, ACM CoNEXT'13, IEEE ICDCS'15. He participated in the program committees of several conferences, including


Area Editor of ACM CCR, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management and Elsevier Computer Networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

His research interests are in the area of Internet monitoring, users' characterization, cybersecurity, and big data analytics applied to different areas.

Scientific branch ING-INF/03 - TELECOMUNICAZIONI
(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0003-1859-6693
Scopus Author ID: 6603904712
Google Scholar ID: h5R2pc4AAAAJ
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE6_7 - Artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, multi agent systems PE6_5 - Cryptology, security, privacy, quantum crypto PE7_8 - Networks (communication networks, sensor networks, networks of robots, etc.)


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Big data Computer networks Cybersecurity Data science Machine learning Smart cities
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • BEST PAPER AWARD conferred by IEEE P2P 2012, United States (2012)
  • ACM CoNEXT Best Short Paper Award conferred by ACM CoNEXT - International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, United States (2013)
  • Applied Networking Research Prize conferred by Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), United States (2013)
  • Best Paper Award IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems conferred by IEEE, United States (2015)


  • Fellow - IEEE, Stati Uniti (2020-2100)
    IEEE Fellow

Editorial boards

  • COMPUTER NETWORKS (2019-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • IEEE-ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING (2014-2018), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT (2014-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series

Management or scientific roles in Research Institutes

  • Coordinatore del centro - Politecnico di TORINO (2017-)


  • Performance 2021/ IFIP, Italia, Participation to the organizing committee
  • Performance 2020/ IFIP, Italia, Participation to the organizing committee
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Workshop on Network Meets AI & ML (NetAI 2020)/ ACM, Stati Uniti, Program committee
  • ACM CoNEXT/ ACM, Stati Uniti, Steering commitee
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Workshop on Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Data Communication Networks (Big-DAMA 2018)/ ACM, Ungheria, Program chair
  • IEEE Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2017)/ IEEE, Irlanda, Program chair
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Workshop on Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Data Communication Networks (Big-DAMA 2017)/ ACM, Stati Uniti, Program chair
  • ACM CoNEXT/ ACM, Corea del Sud, 1/1-15/12 2017, Program chair
  • IEEE Infocom - Demo and Poster Chair, Program chair
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Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) (15/6/2019-31/7/2019)
  • Visiting Researcher at Narus, Inc. (14/6/2012-15/8/2014)
  • Visiting Researcher at Narus, Inc. (7/7/2011-8/9/2011)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

  • Accordo Attuativo tra il Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni DET e il Consortium GARR, (2021-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Non-commercial collaboration agreements


    • ITALIA