He is a Researcher with the ICAR-CNR, Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council, in Cosenza, Italy. He lectures Computer Networks at the University of Calabria in Cosenza, Italy.

He was guest editor for special issues on Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier (vol. 24/3, 2008), Multiagent and Grid Systems, IOS Press (vol 5/2, 2009), Journal of Network and Computing Applications, Elsevier (vol. 32/5, 2009), Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier (vol. 26/6, 2010), New Generation Computing, Springer (vol 29/2, 2011), Computer Networks, Elsevier (vol 55/18, 2011), Parallel Processing Letters, World Scientific (vol 22/1, 2012), Natural Computing, Springer (vol 12/1, 2013). He serves in the editorial board of the Journal of Network and Computing Applications, JNCA, Elsevier.

He gave the keynote talk at the 7th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS 12), hosted by the Supercomputing Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2012. The talk was on “Energy-efficient execution of workflows in the Cloud”.

He co-organized the first four editions of the Upgrade-CN workshop at the IEEE/ACM HPDC Symposium, from 2006 to 2009, and the first two editions of the workshop on Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Distributed Systems, BADS, at the IEEE/ACM ICAC Conference, in 2009 and 2010.

He is the ICAR-CNR coordinator for the European CoreGRID ERCIM Network of Excellence.
He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.

His research interests include: distributed systems, grid and cloud computing, peer-to-peer networks, bio-inspired algorithms and protocols, multicast protocols, content distribution networks.

He received the best paper award for the papers:

  • A. Forestiero, C. Mastroianni, M. Meo, "Self-Chord: a Bio-Inspired Algorithm for Structured P2P Systems". 9th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, Shanghai, China, May 2009.

  • C. Mastroianni, D. Talia, O. Verta, "A Super-Peer Model for Building Resource Discovery Services in Grids: Design and Simulation Analysis". European Grid Conference 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 2005.

Short Bio

  • Since 2002: Researcher at the Institute for High Performance Networks and Applications of the Italian National Research Council (ICAR-CNR), in Cosenza, Italy.

  • 1999/2001: Computer Engineer at the Computer Department of the Prime Minister Office, in Rome.

  • 1999: Official at the Italian National Statistics Institute (ISTAT), in Rome.

  • 1998: Stage at Alenia Aerospazio, Rome, for the PhD thesis on the "Integration between satellite networks and terrestrial cellular networks".

  • 1998: PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy.

  • 1995: Master Degree (cum laude) in Computer Engineering at the University of Calabria in Cosenza, Italy.