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Luigi Ciminiera




Luigi Ciminiera passed away on September 2, 2012.
He was the leader of the Netgroup and a renowned professor and researcher, with a strong scientific reputation in several communities (mainly, networking and computer arithmetic).
During his service at Politecnico di Torino, he spared no effort: he also served as Chair of the Control and Computer Engineering Department from 1999 to 2003 and as Dean of the II School of Engineering from 2003 to 2007.
We remember Luigi as a generous, honest, creative, and ingenuous leader and friend.
His advise was fundamental for the growth of our research group, and we all due so much of what we are to him.





Luigi Ciminiera was born in Ortona, a small town in the Italian region of Abruzzo.
He studied Electronics Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and obtained his MS cum laude in 1977. In 1983 he became Research Assistant at Politecnico di Torino. From 1988 to 1990 he was Associate Professor at the University of Bari (Italy). From 1990 to 1991 he was Full Professor at the University of L'Aquila (Italy). Since 1991 he held a position of Full Professor of Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, where he served as Chair of the Control and Computer Engineering Department from 1999 to 2003 and Dean of the II School of Engineering Department from 2003 to 2007. He was a teacher of Computer Networking and Programming courses. During his scientific career he co-authored two international books and over 100 contributions published in scientific journals and conference proceedings, especially in the research fields of computer networks, communication protocols, grid computing, peer-to-peer networks and computer arithmetic. He acted as the local coordinator of several national and international funded research projects, and research contracts with industrial partners.


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   Work Address:

   Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
   Politecnico di Torino
   Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
   10129 Torino (Italy)


   email: guido[dot]marchetto[at]polito[dot]it
   tel.: +39 011 090 7094







Guido Marchetto (born in 1979) is Associate Professor at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, where he is a member of the Computer Networks Group (Netgroup).

He received the Ph.D. Degree in Computer and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in April 2008, proposing a dissertation titled "Architecture and Protocol Issues in Pipeline Forwarding Networks". He got his M.S. Degree (Laurea) Summa Cum Laude in Telecommunications Engineering from the same institution in April 2004, proposing a thesis titled "Prototypal Implementation of a Time-Driven Priority Router" (in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella).

He visited the Web and InterNetworking Group (WING) at Boston University (USA), from September 2008 to May 2009.

Finally, he had the honor to collaborate with the research group of Prof. Yoram Ofek at the University of Trento (Italy) from 2004 to 2009.

His current research interests focus on formal verification of distributed systems, content distribution, and overlay networks. Past topics were packet scheduling and Quality of Service in packet switched networks – Common Time Reference based technologies for packet forwarding (Pipeline forwarding, Time-Driven Priority, Time-Driven Switching). His interests also include internetworking, optical networking, network protocols and network architectures.



Reti di Calcolatori - Computer Engineering

Tecnologie e Servizi di Rete - Computer Engineering

Computer Network Technologies and Services - Computer Engineering

Progetto di reti Locali - Computer Engineering

Computer Science - ICT Engineering (TTPU - Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Computer Networks - ICT Engineering (TTPU - Tashkent, Uzbekistan)


Local and Metropolitan Area Network Design - Telecommunications Engineering (from 2008 to 2010)

Internet: Architettura e Protocolli - Computer Engineering (from 2006 to 2011)

Reti di Calcolatori I - Computer Engineering (2005)

Reti di Calcolatori - Information Engineering (2005)