MARCO MELLIA

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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)

+39 0110904173 / 4173 (DAUIN)

+39 0110903901 / 3901 (DET)

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Research groups NETGROUP - Computer Networks Group
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • Reading (&) Machine. La promozione della lettura verso il futuro, (2022-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Corporate-funded and donor-funded research

    ERC sectors

    PE6_7 - Artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, multi agent systems

    SDG

    Obiettivo 4. Fornire un’educazione di qualità, equa ed inclusiva, e opportunità di apprendimento per tutti

    Abstract

    Il progetto si propone di realizzare un innovativo meccanismo di esplorazione delle collezioni librarie sfruttando sistemi di raccomandazione. La sfida è adattare questi sistemi al mondo del libro fisico per potenziare per arricchire l’esperienza della lettura, attraverso interfacce utente inclusive. Lo scopo è creare nuovi modi di esplorare e vivere il libro, negli spazi delle biblioteche, sfruttando le tecnologie del digitale per aumentare la partecipazione e l’inclusione sociale, stimolando la frequentazione delle biblioteche e il consolidamento della abitudine alla lettura.La sfida è come sfruttare le opportunità che le tecnologie offrono per riavvicinare le persone alla lettura e a fruire dei luoghi di lettura, in modalità innovativa e ibrida, coniugando reale e virtuale in una nuova sfida per la lettura.Il nome Reading (&) Machine evoca contrapposizione e sinergia tra il mondo dei libri e quello delle macchine atte a offrire servizi innovativi di esplorazione della conoscenza.

    Departments

  • PIMCITY: BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION PERSONAL DATA PLATFORMS, (2019-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - ICT

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    Abstract

    The Web economy has been revolutionized by unprecedented possibility of collecting massive amounts of user personal data, which lead the web to become the largest data market and created the biggest companies in our history. Unfortunately, this change has deep consequences for users, who, deprived of any negotiation power, are compelled to blindly provide their data for free access to services. Data collection is opaque, fragmented and disharmonic, so that users have no control over their personal data, and, thus, on their privacy. Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) aim to give users back control over their data, while creating transparency in the market. However, so far, they have failed to reach business maturity and sizeable user bases.PIMCity offers tools to change this scenario. First, we implement a PIMS development kit (PDK) to commoditize the complexity of creating PIMS. This lowers the barriers for companies and SME to enter the web data market. Second, we design and deploy novel mechanisms to increase users' awareness: (i) the Transparency Tags (TT) show users essential information about the services they access, in a simple and easy to understand manner; (ii) the Personal Data Avatar (PDA) is an intuitive means for users to control the information shared to third parties. Third, we demonstrate the effectiveness of the above tools by engineering EasyPIMS, our fully-fledged PIMS. We commit to build the largest-ever transparent data marketplace implementing and demonstrating EasyPIMS with hundreds of thousands of end-users, collaborating with advertisers and operators in the web market.We strongly believe that an open market for data will only flourish if we stop the arms race between users and services. For this, we involve advertisers and end-users in the whole process. PIMCity has all these players in our consortium, along with leading IT companies and data providers, renowned research centres and universities, and SMEs already in the market of PIMS.

    Countries

    • Italia
    • Spagna
    • Belgio
    • Germania
    • Argentina

    Institutes/Companies

    • ERMES CYBER SECURITY SRL
    • FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
    • INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU SPAIN IAB SPAIN
    • INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU EUROPE
    • TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
    • CLIQZ GMBH
    • NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
    • FASTWEB SPA
    • ASOCIACION DE USUARIOS DE INTERNET
    • BIG DATA ANALYTICS SA
    • KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
    • UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
    • LSTECH ESPANA SL

    Departments

  • Centro di Competenza Calcolo ad Alte Prestazioni e Intelligenza Artificiale Torino, (2018-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Abstract

    Il progetto intende realizzare un centro di competenza di calcolo ad alte prestazioni per l’Intelligenza Artificialeaperto e scalabile con applicazioni centrate nella strategia S3: salute, agroalimentare, meccatronica,automotive, aerospazio. Il centro è costituito da una federazione distribuita di ODR che forniscono in modocomplementare le tecnologie abilitanti per l’operatività e la sostenibilità del centro. Fra queste, High-Performance Computing (HPC), IoT, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics.La dotazione infrastrutturale (IR) del centro, costituita da 4 green data center federati, sarà resa facilmentefruibile mediante servizi cloud. Per massimizzare il trasferimento tecnologico, il centro opererà mediante la coprogettazionedelle applicazioni e delle soluzioni tecnologiche. Il centro offrirà supporto altamentespecializzato per favorire l’innovazione e sviluppare le competenze nelle aziende del territorio, quindi astimolare l’espansione delle opportunità di mercato.

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Ricerca
    • Information Technology
    • Trasferimento Tecnologico e Relazioni con l'Industria
  • MONROE - Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe, (2015-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - ICT

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    Abstract

    There is a strong need for objective data about stability and performance of Mobile Broadband (MBB) networks, and for tools to rigorously and scientifically assess their performance. In particular, it is important to measure and understand the quality as experienced by the end user. Such information is very valuable for many parties including operators, regulators and policy makers, consumers and society at large, businesses whose services depend on MBB networks, researchers and innovators.MONROE proposes to design, build and operate an open, European-scale, and flexible platform with multi-homing capabilities to run experiments on operational 3G/4G Mobile Broadband networks. One of the main objectives of MONROE is to use the platform for the identification of key MBB performance parameters, thus enabling accurate, realistic and meaningful monitoring and assessment of the performance of MBB networks. MONROE also provides WIFI connectivity mimicking multi-homing in smartphones with both MBB and WiFi interfaces, to allow experimenting on different access technologies as well as explore new ways of combining them to increase performance and robustness. The users of the platform are in the core of the MONROE project. First, following the FIREs philosophy, MONROE offers a user-oriented closed-loop system design in which the experimental platform is open to external users, and where users are incorporated early on in the experimental design process. Second, MONROE will provide Experiments as a Service (EaaS), thus lowering the barrier for using the platform to external experimenters and users, by providing well-documented tools and adjustable, flexible, high-level scripts to execute experiments, collect results, and analyze data. Interoperability with existing FIRE and FP7 measurement platforms, jointly with the MONROE's effort to develop business and funding models, will guarantee sustainability and usefulness of the platform.

    Countries

    • Svezia
    • Norvegia
    • Italia
    • Spagna

    Institutes/Companies

    • NETTET SVERIGE AB
    • TELENOR ASA
    • NEXTWORKS
    • FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
    • CELERWAY COMMUNICATION AS
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

    Departments

  • MPLANE-AN INTELLIGENT MEASUREMENTE PLANE FOR FUTURE NETWORK AND APPLICATION MANAGMENT, (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - ICT

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    Abstract

    The ubiquity of Internet access, and the wide variety of Internet-enabled devices and applications, have made the Internet a principal pillar of the Information Society. Decentralized and diverse, the Internet is resilient and universal. However, its distributed nature leads to operational brittleness and difficulty in identifying and tracking the root causes of performance and availability issues. The first step to improve this situation is measurement: illuminating the currently obscure dynamics of the Internet. To address this, we advocate a measurement plane, or mPlane alongside the Internet's data and control planes.mPlane consists of a Distributed Measurement Infrastructure to perform active, passive and hybrid measurements; it operates at a wide variety of scales and dynamically supports new functionality. A Repository and Analysis layer collects, stores, and analyses the collected data via parallel processing and data mining. Finally, an Intelligent Reasoner iteratively drills down into the cause of an evidence, determining the conditions leading to given issues, and supporting the understanding of problem origins.By enabling pervasive measurement throughout the Internet, mPlane benefits everyone: ISPs get a fine-grained picture of the network status, empowering effective management and operation. Application providers gain powerful tools for handling performance issues of their application. Regulators and end-users can verify adherence to SLAs, even when these involve many parties. Customers of all kinds can objectively compare network performance, improving competition in the market.mPlane will significantly advance the state of the art in Internet measurement, from innovative probe technology to intelligent algorithms for distributed data analysis. The development of the Reasoner is a key result that will allow structured, iterative, automated analysis. An emphasis on open, standard interfaces will speed adoption and increase the impact of the project.

    Countries

    • Austria
    • Ungheria
    • Belgio
    • Francia
    • Spagna
    • Svizzera
    • Italia
    • Regno Unito
    • Germania

    Institutes/Companies

    • FTW FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM TELEKOMMUNIKATION WIEN GMBH
    • NETVISOR INFORMATIKAI ES KOMMUNIKACIOS ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
    • UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
    • INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
    • TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
    • EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
    • FASTWEB SPA
    • EURECOM
    • NEC EUROPE LTD
    • NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
    • SSB PROGETTI SRL
    • FACHHOCHSCHULE AUGSBURG
    • INVITEL TAVKOZLESI ZRT
    • FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
    • TELECOM ITALIA SPA
    • NOKIA BELL

    Departments

  • Caratterizzazione di traffico a livello trasporto: analisi e modelli di flussi dati e real time, (2006-2008) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Transport layer traffic characterization: analysis and modelling of data and real time flows.

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Elettronica
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Funded by commercial contracts

  • Framework Agreement tra Polito e HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES , (2021-2031) - Personale interno di riferimento

    Partnership Agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • REPUBBLICA POPOLARE CINESE

    Institutes/Companies

    • HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO, LTD
  • Rinnovo Convenzione dipartimentale DET per la creazione della Monroe Alliance, (unknown date-unknown date) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Departmental agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • NORVEGIA
    • SPAGNA
    • SVEZIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CELERWAY COMMUNICATION AS
    • FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
    • KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
    • NEXTWORKS
    • SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
    • TELENOR (NORVEGIA)
  • Network Performance & Video, (2021-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • TIM S.P.A.

    Departments

  • Attività di supporto all’implementazione del piano di Compagnia di San Paolo Sistema Torino scrl di aggiornamento delle infrastrutture IT, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Consulting

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • COMPAGNIA DI SAN PAOLO SISTEMA TORINO SCRL

    Departments

  • AI-Assisted Network Security, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • FRANCIA
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Huawei Technologies France SAS

    Departments

  • Progressing WP3 CARS Urban Mobility management and new concepts, (2019-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • General Motors

    Departments

  • MODELLI STATISTICI, DATA ANALYTICS E MACHINE LEARNING”, “FOG COMPUTING E OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORKING” e “DESIGN E IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI FUNZIONALITÀ FIRMWARE AVANZATE”, (2019-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • TIERRA S.P.A.

    Departments

  • Convenzione dipartimentale Politecnico di Torino DET per la creazione della Monroe Alliance , (2019-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Departmental agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • NORVEGIA
    • SPAGNA
    • SVEZIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • TELENOR (NORVEGIA)
    • SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
    • FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
    • KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
    • NEXTWORKS
    • CELERWAY COMMUNICATION AS
  • WP3 CARS Urban Mobility management and new concepts, (2018-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • General Motors

    Departments

  • MODELLI STATISTICI, DATA ANALYTICS E MACHINE LEARNING - FOG COMPUTING E OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORKING, (2018-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • TIERRA S.P.A.

    Departments

  • Progetto N. 4 - Recurrent Neural Networks Applied to network and service data, (2017-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • TIM S.P.A.

    Departments

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