Last updated on
03 June 2016
Born in 1974 in Potenza, Italy. Got Computer Engineering degree on 3rd May 2000, with maximum ranks (110 cum laude), at University of Pisa. Got Computer Engineering PhD on 21st July 2004 at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) of Pisa with a thesis entitled "Issues in authentication by means of smart-card devices". From year 2005 to 2011 researcher at the Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ReTiS) of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. From year 2012 to June 2014 researcher at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Dublin, Ireland, carrying out research in security and real-time performance of cloud-based systems. Since July 2014, Software Development Engineer at Amazon DataBase Services, Dublin, Ireland, where he worked on improving the real-time performance and scalability of DynamoDB. Since 2016, associate professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. For more details, please checkout my complete CV.
My main research topics of interest are the following:
My main PhD research topic was Computer Security, specifically:
For further details, please check the complete list of my publications, and the list of invited talks about the above mentioned topics I gave in some important events. You can also find some of my presentations on SlideShare. Furthermore, I have also an official web page on the Scuola Sant'Anna website.
Furthermore, I actively participate into the organization and Program Committees of various conferences and workshops in my areas of expertise
This is a list of the available thesis topics, within the scope of my research interests, that may be undertaken by students of the Laurea Specialistica in Computer Engineering or similar.
This page is reserved to the course on computer security for students of the Joint Double Degree Program between University of Trento and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. The access is therefore restricted to the students only.
This is a listing of the projects that I'm currently working at, or I've been involved into. Only a short description is given for each project along with a URL pointer to the web pages, where you can find further specific details.
|S(o)OS - Service-oriented Operating Systems|
|The S(o)OS Project (Service-oriented Operating Systems) addresses the needs of high-performance and distributed systems of the future: performance will rely on a parallelism degree which cannot be even imagined nowadays, with thousands of heterogeneous computing elements networked within each single chip, and thousands or milions of machines interconnected by next-generation networks. The nowadays programming models, Operating System interfaces and architectures cannot scale to such parallelism degree levels. They are simply inadequate for an efficient use of the resources available to the applications of tomorrow. S(o)OS will shed some light on these issues designing innovative and highly scalable Operating System Models and Architectures, relying on concepts drawn from the domain of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and GRID computing, encompassing in a holistic view the software layers that go from the application programmer to the kernel developer.|
|IRMOS - Interactive Real-time Multimedia Applications on Service Oriented Infrastructures|
The IRMOS Project (Interactive Real-time Multimedia Applications
on Service Oriented Infrastructures) aims to design, develop and
validate a Service Oriented Infrastructure with Real-Time
capabilities, so as to allow for the deployment of applications
with pre-determined service levels.|
Within the project, we developed a real-time SMP scheduler for the Linux kernel. For more information, refer to the relative article appeared on lwn.net, or the article published at OSPERT 2009.
|ARSim - Adaptive Reservations Simulator|
ARSim is an open-source tool for the simulation of systems composed of multiple resources
managed through adaptive reservation schemes, shared among multiple tasks. A modular
architecture allows for modeling various types of task workloads, as well as various
The software may be downloaded following this link.
|AQuoSA - Adaptive Quality of Service Architecture|
|AQuoSA (Adaptive Quality of Service Architecture) is a project that expands the CPU-scheduling components developed for the Linux kernel inside the OCERA project. Specifically, such components have been refactored and integrated into a modular architecture for the dynamic feedback-based adaptation of the bandwidth through a variety of controllers which are available in the architecture. It aims at supporting the possibility for QoS aware applications to reserve multiple resources at the same time, in a coordinated fashion.|
|Open middleware for smartcard interoperability on Unix-like systems.|
I wrote a section with some editorial problems which are quite common in the world of research, especially about writing articles. I hope this may help some PhD students or researchers with the paper work.
Some of the prior contents of this page, referring to past projects or events, may be found in the page of the archived contents.
In order to send me an e-mail, please click on the proper link on the navigation bar. Your preferred e-mail program will automatically be launched. Anycase, my address is: cucinotta at domain sssup.it.
Last updated on
03 June 2016