Matteo Cesana

Associate Professor

Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133, Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 2399 3695
Fax: +39 02 2399 3413
Email: matteo[dot]cesana[at]polimi[dot]it

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A Short Bio

I am an associate professor at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria of Politecnico di Milano since January 2015. I received my “Laurea” (MS equivalent) in Telecommunications Engineering and my PhD in Information Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 2000 and 2004 respectively. From September 2002 to March 2003 I have been visiting the Wireless Adaptive Mobility Lab at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) doing research on MAC design for ad hoc networks and quality of service in Wireless Personal Area Networks. In 2004, I received the Dimitris Chorafas Foundation Award in recognition of my doctoral thesis on “Packet Transmission in new Generation Wireless Systems: from UMTS to Ad-hoc Networks”.


My research interests are in the two broad fields of the Internet of Things and Wireless Networks. A few buzz-words that "badly" capture my research are:

- Internet of Things: optimization, design and implementation of visual sensor networks; design and implementation of integrated systems for eHealth based on wireless sensor networks

- Network Data Analytics: apply machine learning tools to network data logs to anticipate/predict network status and optimize accordingly

- Infrastructure and spectrum sharing in 5G networks: performance evaluation of competitive/cooperative infrastructure/spectrum sharing techniques 

If you want more details on my research achievements, please visit the Publications section of this web site or my bibliometrics pages:

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  1. You are PoliMI student looking for a Master thesis? Have a look at the latest proposals for thesis under my supervision in this document. Drop me a line if you are interested in any of these topics. 

  2. Paper "Algorithms to Find Two-Hop Routing Policies in Multi--Class Delay Tolerant Networks", accepted in  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (co-authored with Nicola Basilico, and Nicola Gatti) (March 2016)

  3. Paper "Compress-then-Analyze vs Analyze-then-Compress: what is best in Visual Sensor Networks?" accepted in IEEE/ACM Transaction on Mobile Computing (co-authored with Alessandro Redondi, Luca Baroffio, Lucio Bianchi and Marco Tagliasacchi) (Jan. 2016)

  4. Paper "A Game-Theoretic Approach for Cooperative Feature Extraction in Camera Networks" accepted in SPIE Journal on Electronic Imaging (co-authored with Alessandro Redondi, Luca Baroffio, Lucio Bianchi and Marco Tagliasacchi) (Jan. 2016)

  5. Paper "Rate-energy-accuracy optimization of convolutional architectures for face recognition" accepted in Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (co-authored with L. Bondi, L. Baroffio, M. Tagliasacchi, G. Chachia, A. Rocha) (Jan. 2016)

  6. Paper "Multi-View Coding and Routing of Local Features in Visual Sensor Networks" accepted at IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (co-authored with Alessandro Redondi, Luca Baroffio and Marco Tagliasacchi) (Nov. 2015)