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Research Interests: Edge Computing, AI Acceleration, Mobile cloud computing, Analysis and modeling of mobile social networks.
 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENTS

1 May 2020Associate Professor – Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
2016 - 2020Assistant Professor – Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
2015 - 2016Visiting Postdoc – Department of Computer Science & Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
2013 - 2016Postdoc – Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

 

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS

2019University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors, Aalborg University, Denmark
2018 – 2024Italian National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor, The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy
2009 - 2013PhD – Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Mei
2010 – 2011PhD Internship (6 months)Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany
2009MScDepartment of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
2006BScDepartment of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

 

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

2022 – 2026

EU Horizon Europe MSCA Doctoral Network “(Project title confidential until consortium agreement)”

  • 5 partners, 8 PhD students, 4 years, Sep. 2022 – Sep. 2026
  • My Role: Local Co-PI at Aalborg University, Main supervisor of 3 PhD students

2022 – 2027

EU Horizon Europe “(Project title confidential until consortium agreement)”

  • 16 partners, EUR 10M, 5 years, July 2022 – July 2027
  • My Role: Local PI at Aalborg University

2020 - 2024

EU H2020 MSCA ITN IoTalentum: provide high-level training in the field of next generation IoT to a new generation of ESRs (Early-Stage Researchers)”

  • 11 partners, 15 PhD students, 4 years, Sep. 2020 – Sep. 2024
  • My Role: Local Co-PI at Aalborg University, Main supervisor of 2 PhD students

2020 - 2022

EU H2020 Widespread Twinning INCOMING: INnovation and excellence in massive-scale COMmunications and information processING”

  • 4 partners, EUR ~800K, 3 years, Sep. 2019 – Sep. 2022
  • My Role: Local Co-PI at Aalborg University

2020

CoMonSENSE: COastal MONitoring SENSor system- Funded by the Danish Innovation Network for Environmental Technologies’ (Inno-MT)

  • 3 partners, EUR ~200K, 9 months, Jan. 2020 – Sep. 2020
  • My Role: PI at Aalborg University

2018 - 2020

EU Erasmus+ FGPE: Framework for Gamified Programming Education”

  • 4 partners, EUR ~400K, 3 years, 2018 – 2021
  • My Role: Local PI at Aalborg University

2015 - 2017

EU H2020 RAPID: Heterogeneous Secure Multi-Level Remote Acceleration Service for Low-Power Integrated Systems and Devices”

  • 7 partners, EUR 2.1 M, 2015 - Dec. 2017
  • My Role: Project Manager at Sapienza University of Rome, leading 2 out of 8 work packages (WP3 and WP4), designing technical decisions, writing deliverables, participating in meetings and EU project forums.

2012 - 2015

EU STREP FP7 TROPIC: Distributed computing, storage and radio resource allocation over cooperative femtocells”

  • 10 partners, EUR 4.5+ M, Sep. 2012 - Apr. 2015
  • My Role: Research assistant – Designed and implemented solutions for computation offloading; Designed and implemented working demo for the final project review.

2010 - 2013

EU STREP FP7 IoT-A: Internet of Things Architecture”

  • 20 partners, EUR 18+ M, Sep. 2010 - Nov. 2013
  • My Role: Research assistant – Designed and implemented demo for project review.

 

SUPERVISION OF PHD STUDENTS

Muhammad WaleedMain supervisor, CMI, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark; ITN IoTalentum project, since 2021
Kenneth AzumahCo-supervisor, CMI, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017 – 2022
Dimitris ChatzopoulousExternal co-supervisor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong, 2016 – 2017
Francisco Airton PereiraExternal co-supervisor, Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (visiting PhD student), 2015 – 2016

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

  • Pan Hui, Nokia Chair in Data Science and Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Iakovos Mavroidis, Researcher, Found. of Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Alessandro Mei, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Raffaele Montella, Tenured Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Technologies, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
  • Paulo R. Martins Maciel, Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

 2018 - 20225 times (yearly), EUopSTART - Grant for EU Horizon Proposal Preparation, by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, PI, EUR 7K, Denmark.
2017 - 2018Project Grant, by Switzerland Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, “Monitoring River Water Quality using Crowdsourcing and Cloud”, PI, EUR 13K, Albania.
2013 - 20153 times (early), Research Starting Grant, Sapienza University of Rome. PI, EUR 4K, Italy.
2010 - 2012Excellent Albanian Researchers Grant, by the Albanian Ministry of Education and Science, PI, EUR 20K, Albania.

 

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2018Best Paper Award – IDCS ‘18
2018Best Demo Award – IEEE Percom ‘18
2016Best Paper Award – Procedia Computer Science ‘16
2013Best Demo Award – IEEE SECON ’13
2013Best Demo Award – IEEE INFOCOM ’13
2013Student Travel Grant IEEE INFOCOM ‘13
2012Best PhD student paper award, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Fall 2022Course responsible – Algorithms, Aalborg University, Denmark 
2021 – 2022Course co-responsible – Internetwork Programming, Aalborg University, Denmark 
2020 – 2021Course responsible – IoT and Cloud Security, Aalborg University, Denmark
2019Course responsible – Distributed Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
2016 – 2020Course responsible – Object Oriented Programming I / II, Aalborg University, Denmark
2016 – 2020Guest Lecturer – Cloud Computing / Databases, Aalborg University, Denmark
2015 – 2016Guest Lecturer – Computer Networks / Computer Architecture, HKUST
2012 – 2013Teaching Assistant – Computer Architecture / Databases, Sapienza University, Italy

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

2022

Guest EditorSpecial Issue "Internet of Things, Sensing and Cloud Computing" of MDPI Sensors (Journal).

TPC Member – ICA3PP '22: The 22nd International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, Copenhagen, Denmark, 10 – 12 October 2022.

TPC Member – ICPEC '22: 3rd International Computer Programming Education Conference, Portugal, 2 – 3 June 2022.

Co-organizer – MAMHYP ‘22: Sixth Workshop on Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Hybrid Parallelism in new HPC Systems, Gdansk, Poland, September 11-14, 2022.

2021

TPC Chair – IJCAI ’21: 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montreal, Canada, 19 – 26 August 2021.

Chair of PhD assessment committee – PhD candidate Kaspar Hageman, Aalborg University, Denmark.

TPC Member – ICPEC '21: 2nd International Computer Programming Education Conference, Portugal.

2020

Guest Editor HHAMA ’20: Special Issue on "High-end Heterogeneous Architectures, Methodologies, and Algorithms", SI of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Expertise.

TPC Member ICCCN ’20: The 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 3-6, 2020.

TPC Member IEEE VTC2020-Spring ’20, "IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference", Antwerp, Belgium, May 25-28, 2020.

2019

TPC Member – International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP ’19)", Melbourne, Australia, December 9-11, 2019.

TPC Member – International Workshop on Context-Awareness for Multi-Device Pervasive and Mobile Computing" (IEEE PerCrowd ’19, in conjunction with IEEE PerCom’19), Kyoto, Japan, March 11-15, 2019.

TPC Chair – CMI Conference in Cybersecurity and Privacy, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 28-29, 2019.

Co-chair MAMHYP ’19: Fifth Workshop on Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Hybrid Parallelism in new HPC Systems, Bialystok, Poland, Sep. 8-11, 2019.

Program chair 12th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (IDCS), Naples, Italy, Oct. 10-12, 2019.

2018

EditorMATHHCE18: Models, Algorithms and Tools for Highly Heterogeneous Computing Environments, SI of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

TPC Member IEEE PerCrowd ’18: International Workshop on Context-Awareness for Multi-Device Pervasive and Mobile Computing (in conjunction with IEEE PerCom ’18), Athens, Greece, March 19, 2018.

2017    

Guest Editor MATHHCE17: Models, Algorithms and Tools for Highly Heterogeneous Computing Environments (), special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

TPC Member - ICA3PP ’17, Track "Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical-Social Computing".

2016

TPC Member IEEE ICC ’16: IEEE International Conference on Communications.

 

REVIEWER

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (SIGCOMM CCR), Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Entropy, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE SECON

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles

  1. Chatzopoulos, D., Fernandez, C. B., Kosta, S., & Hui, P. (2020). Offloading Computations to Mobile Devices and Cloudlets via an Upgraded NFC Communication Protocol. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 19(3), 640-653. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2019.2899093
  2. Azumah, KK, Sørensen, LT, Montella, R, Kosta, S. Process mining‐constrained scheduling in the hybrid cloud. Concurrency Computation Practice and Experience, 2020;e6025. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.6025
  3. Silva, F. A., Kosta, S., Rodrigues, M., Oliveira, D., Maciel, T., Mei, A., & Maciel, P. M. (2018). Mobile Cloud Performance Evaluation Using Stochastic Models. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 17(5), 1134-1147. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2017.2749577
  4. da Silva Pinheiro, T. F., Silva, F. A., Fé, I., Kosta, S., & Maciel, P. M. (2018). Performance prediction for supporting mobile applications’ offloading. Journal of Supercomputing, 74(8), 4060-4103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11227-018-2414-6
  5. Montella, R., Kosta, S., Oro, D., Vera, J., Fernández, C., Palmieri, C., Di Luccio, D., Giunta, G., Lapegna, M., & Laccetti, G. (2017). Accelerating Linux and Android applications on low-power devices through remote GPGPU offloading. Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience, 29(24), [e4286]. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.4286

 

Conference proceedings

  1. Pinheiro, T., Airton Silva, F., Fe, I., Kosta, S., & Maciel, P. (2019). Performance and Data Traffic Analysis of Mobile Cloud Environments. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) (pp. 4100-4105). [8616692] IEEE Signal Processing Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2018.00695
  2. Mentone, A., Di Luccio, D., Landolfi, L., Kosta, S., & Montella, R. (2019). CUDA virtualization and remoting for GPGPU based acceleration offloading at the edge. In The 12th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (Vol. 11874, pp. 414-423). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34914-1_39
  3. Barbera, M. V., Kosta, S., Mei, A., Perta, V. C., & Stefa, J. (2014). Mobile offloading in the wild: Findings and lessons learned through a real-life experiment with a new cloud-aware system. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 2355-2363). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFOCOM.2014.6848180
  4. Barbera, M. V., Kosta, S., Mei, A., & Stefa, J. (2013). To offload or not to offload? the bandwidth and energy costs of mobile cloud computing. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 1285-1293). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6566921
  5. Kosta, S., Aucinas, A., Hui, P., Mortier, R., & Zhang, X. (2012). ThinkAir: Dynamic resource allocation and parallel execution in the cloud for mobile code offloading. In INFOCOM, 2012 Proceedings IEEE (pp. 945-953). IEEE Infocom. Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2012.6195845

 

Teaching profile

  • Autumn 2017 - Object Oriented Programming I, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
  • Oct. 2017 - Guest Lecture on Cloud Computing, Internet technologies and service architectures, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Sep. 2017 - Guest Lecture on Databases, Content and Media Management, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Spring 2017 - Object Oriented Programming II, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
  • Autumn 2016 - Object Oriented Programming I, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
  • Oct. 2016 - Guest Lecture on Cloud Computing, Internet technologies and service architectures, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Sep. 2016 - Guest Lecture on Databases, Content and Media Management, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015 - Substitute Lecturer, Computer Networks and Computer Architecture, Department of CS and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • 2014 - Tutor, Computer Science and Enterprise, ENLABS, Rome, Italy. Introductory programming course for high-school students.
  • 2013 - Teaching Assistant, Computer Science for Statistics, Department of Statistics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Python programming and SQL databases.
  • 2012 - Tutor, Python course for high-school students – Olympiad of Informatics, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Tutor, C Programming language, Department of Mathematics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Teaching Assistant, Computer Organization and Design, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and PhD students

  • Autumn 2017 - Technical supervision of 1st year students on OOP1 projects.
  • Autumn 2017 - Michele Zanitti, Master's degree thesis: "A Diversity by Design Proposal for a Movie Recommender System", CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduated with 12/12. Co-supervised with Jannick Sorensen.
  • Spring 2017 - Technical supervision of 1st year students on OOP2 projects.
  • Autumn 2016 - Technical supervision of 1st year students on OOP1 projects.
  • 2016 - Master’s Project, 2nd year, 1 student, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. Project Title - TBD.
  • 2016 - Bachelor Group Project, 2nd year, 4 students, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Project Title - RFINDER: Locating stolen bikes in Copenhagen.
  • 2016 - Bachelor Group Project, 2nd year, 5 students, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Project Title - Vehicle to Bicycle Communication for increasing drivers’ awareness.
  • 2015-2016 - Dimitris Chatzopoulos, PhD Student, Department of CS and Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong.
  • 2015-2016 - Francisco Airton Silva, PhD Student, Informatics Center, UFPE, Brazil. Visiting PhD student at CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2015 - Mahdieh Ahmadi, Master Student, Department of CS and Engineering, Hong Kong. Visiting student from Sharif University, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2014 - Oltion Doda, Master Thesis, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2014 - Adriano Di Luzio, Bachelor Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2013 - Elvis Angelaccio, Bachelor Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2013 - Alessandro Gaeta, Master Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Manuela Benedetti, Bachelor Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. 

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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, University of Rome La Sapienza

200918 Feb 2013

Award Date: 18 Feb 2013

Computer Science, Master Degree, University of Rome La Sapienza

20062009

Award Date: 24 Sep 2009

Computer Science, Bachelor Degree, University of Rome La Sapienza

20022006

Award Date: 12 Dec 2006

External positions

PostDoc, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jun 2015May 2016

PostDoc, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome

Mar 2013May 2016

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