PhD Student at Information and Communication Technology Doctoral School, University of Trento, Italy

As first-year PhD student in Computer science I am affiliated to the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento, from which I received my Master degree in Computer Science in 2017. I am mostly interested in routing, graph analysis and network algorithms. Recently, I carried out a deep study on blockchain technology.
I hope that my research contribution would help the growth of Community Networks, thus promoting a free, neutral and fair network access. I suggest to take a look at the netCommons Project.



  • Leonardo Maccari, Lorenzo Ghiro, Alessio Guerrieri, Alberto Montresor, Renato Lo Cigno. “On the Distributed Computation of Load Centrality and Its Application to DV Routing” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Honolulu, HI (USA), April 2018.
    [ bibtex | preprint version ]

  • Lorenzo Ghiro, Leonardo Maccari, Renato Lo Cigno. “Proof of Networking: Can Blockchains Boost the Next Generation of Distributed Networks?” In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Isola 2000 (France), February 2018.
    [ bibtex | preprint version ]

  • 2017

  • Oana Iova, Amy Murphy, Gian Pietro Picco, Lorenzo Ghiro, Davide Molteni, Federico Ossi and Francesca Cagnacci. “LoRa from the City to the Mountains: Exploration of Hardware and Environmental Factors” In Proceedings of the International Workshop on New Wireless Communication Paradigms for the Internet of Things Workshop (MadCom 2017), co-located with the 14th International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN), Uppsala (Sweden), February 2017.
    [ bibtex | preprint version ]

Beside academy...

I do not love only computer networks! Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to singing, playing the piano and sport activities; I especially enjoy soccer, running, waterpolo and trips in the Alps with my Mountain Bike.
Among my loves there is for sure Italy, with its landscapes, culture, foods and people!

Here I put some links to slides and and other resources which I consider useful and inspiring.


Description Link

An introduction to blockchain and bitcoin in "slides" format, inspired by the linked MUST-WATCH video on youtube.

The presentation I did at the Italian Networking Workshop 2018 about one of the latest work done with our research group. We developed a distributed algorithm for the computation of Load Centrality. The related paper has been published at INFOCOM2018.