Gabriele Castellano

PhD Student

I was born in Sicily in 1992. After obtaining the Liceo Scientifico Diploma in my town, in 2011 I started studying Computer Engineering at the University of Catania, completing the bachelor’s degree cum laude in 2014, with a thesis on twitter users profiling through data mining techniques.
I moved in Politecnico di Torino for the master’s degree, completed cum laude in 2016 with a thesis on network services orchestration. Currently, I am finishing the last year of Ph.D. at Politecnico di Torino, and my main research interest is orchestration and management of Cloud and Edge Computing systems. I explore distributed algorithms, multi-objective optimization, game theory, and machine learning. My Ph.D. program is sponsored by Tierra Telematics, which has interests in applying my research topic on the precision agriculture use case. During my Ph.D., I also took part in additional projects in cooperation with Telecom Italia S.p.A., Nebbiolo Technologies, and Topcon Agriculture.
Since November 2017 I spent five months in Saint Louis, Missouri (USA) as a research fellow at the Saint Louis University, where I worked on possible algorithms and approaches to enable fully distributed service orchestration without conflicts on shared resources.
I am currently pursuing an internship at Telefonica I+D (Barcelona), on orchestrating Machine Learning based inference tasks at the edge of the network.