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Dr. Marco Ruffini

Associate Professor (Computer Science)

 


Marco Ruffini received the M.Eng. degree in telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2007, where he joined Trinity College Dublin in 2005, after working as a Research Scientist with Philips, Germany. He is Associate Professor and Fellow of Trinity College and he is Principal Investigator of both the CONNECT Telecommunications Research Centre, and the IPIC Photonics Integration Centre. He is currently involved in several Science Foundation Ireland and H2020 projects, and leads the Optical Network Architecture Group, TCD. He has authored over 140 international publications, over ten patents and contributed to standards at the broadband forum. His main research is in the area of 5G optical networks, where he carries out pioneering work on the convergence of fixed-mobile and access-metro networks, and on the virtualization of next generation networks, and has been invited to share his vision through several keynote and talks at major international conferences across the world.
  Internet technologies   Networks and telecommunications research   Photonic Networks
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 Agile cloud service delivery using integrated photonics networking.

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Associated Editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) since 2018
Associate Editor of the Springer Photonic Network Communications 2015-2018
Managing editor of the Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology special issue on Access networks. 2015
Member of the EPSRC (UK) Associate College, for providing peer reviews of EPSRC funding applicarions 2016
External examiner for the PhD committee of candidate Cristophe Van Praet, from IMEC, University of Ghent, in Belgium, December 2013. 2013
External Ph.D examiner for Alvaro Fernandez Fernandez, from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 2017
External examiner for the research master student Sidhant Hasija from Waterford Institute of Technology 2018
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Elected steering committee member for the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services (NetWorld2020) forum. 2018
TCD representative for the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services (NetWorld2020) 2017
TCD representative for the Broadband Forum standardisation group 2015
IEEE member (senior from 2015) and communications society member 2005
Member of Italian Engineers Associations 2002
B. Lantz, A. Diaz-Montiel, J. Yu, C. Rios, M. Ruffini and D. Kilper, Demonstration of Software-DefinedPacket-Optical Network Emulation with Mininet-Optical and ONOS, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
F. Slyne, D. Coyle, J. Singh, R. Sexton, B. Ryan, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon and M. Ruffini, Experimental Demonstration of multiple Disaggregated OLTs with Virtualised Multi Tenant DBA, over General Purpose Processor, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
S. Zhu, C. Gutterman, A. Diaz Montiel, J. Yu, M. Rufini, G. Zussman and D. Kilper, Hybrid Machine Learning EDFA Model, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
S. Das, M. Ruffini, PON Virtualisation with EAST-WEST Communications for Low-Latency Converged Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
A. Ahmad, F. Slyne, S. Zeb, A. Wahab, R. Azhar Khan and M. Ruffini, Capacity sharing approaches in multi-tenant, multi-service PONs for low-latency fronthaul applications based on cooperative-DBA, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
F. Slyne, M. Ruffini., Joint Dynamic Bandwidth and Queue Management for Upstream SLA-Oriented QoS in Multi-Tenant, Multi-Service PONs, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
M. Ruffini, D. Coyle, J. Singh, R. Sexton, B. Ryan, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon and F. Slyne, Evolution of access network sharing towards software based passive optical network: can virtual OLTs run at full line rate?, Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM), 2020, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
M. Ruffini, A. Ahmadi, S. Zeb, N. Afraz and F. Slyne, The Virtual DBA: Virtualizing Passive Optical Networks to Enable Multi-Service Operation in True Multi-Tenant Environments, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2020, p1 - 10, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Colm Browning, Qixiang Cheng, Nathan C. Abrams, Marco Ruffini, Liang Yuan Dai, Liam P. Barry and Keren Bergman, A Silicon Photonic Switching Platform for Flexible Converged Centralized-Radio Access Networking, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2020, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
N. Slamnik-Krijestorac, H. Kremo, M. Ruffini and J. M. Marquez-Barja, Sharing Distributed and Heterogeneous Resources toward End-to-End 5G networks: A Comprehensive Survey and a Taxonomy, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2020, p1 - 38, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, CTVR-2: The vision, the technology: the network, HEAnet workshop, Dublin, June 2010, 2010, HEAnet, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
D. O'Mahony, M. Ruffini, Optical IP Switching - A Responsive Solution for Grid Interconnect, International Workshop on Autonomic Grid Networking and Management, Dublin, 2006, 2006, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
M. Ruffini, Optical IP Switching & UCLP, UCLP Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, August 2006, 2006, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Fellow of The University of Dublin, Trinity College. 9/4/2018
Senior IEEE member 2015
Ireland's Champions of EU Research 2012, presented by Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins 2012
My research activity appeared in the TCD Provost Annual Review 2012-2013 2012
Best paper award at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2018
Awarded best paper award at IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2016. 2016
Distinguished Paper Award at IEEE NTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (Europar) 2012 2012
My research interests are next generation networks, including passive optical networks, metro transmission networks, Software-Defined-Networks, convergence of mobile, fixed and cloud networking, network slicing and virtualisation. Part of my work involves the use of experimental testbeds validation, in the area of passive optical networks, multi-wavelength systems, cloud Radio Access Network and Network Function Virtualisation.