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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
Steering committee member for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference 2018-
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Elected steering committee member for the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services (NetWorld2020) forum. 2018 2021
TCD representative for the Broadband Forum standardisation group 2015 2020
Member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), OpenRAN, Open packet optical and Open City Infrastructure programmes. 2020
Member of OPTICA, optical society of America 2018
IEEE member (senior from 2015) and communications society member 2005
Member of Italian Engineers Associations 2002
D. R. Mafioletti, F. Slyne, R. Giller, M. O'Hanlon, D. Coyle, B. Ryan and M. Ruffini, Demonstration of a low latency bandwidth allocation mechanism for mission critical applications in virtual PONs with P4 programmable hardware, Optical Fibre Communications (OFC), 2022, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Agarwal, M.A. Togou, M. Ruffini and G.M Muntean, Joint Performance-Resource Optimization for Improved Video Quality in Fairness Enhanced HetNets., IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC),, 2022, pp1 - 6, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  DOI
S. Mondal and M. Ruffini, A Max-Min Fair Resource Allocation Framework for Optical x-haul and DU/CU in Multi-tenant O-RANs, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC),, 2022, pp1 - 6, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  DOI
K. Kaeval, F. Slyne, S. Troia, E. Kenny, J.Pedreño Manresa, S. Patri, K. Grobe, D. Kilper, M. Ruffini and G. Jervan, Exploring Service Margins for Optical Spectrum Services, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2022, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
S. Das, F. Slyne, D. Kilper and M. Ruffini, Schedulers Synchronization Supporting Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) in Cloud-RAN over Virtualised Mesh PON, European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), 2022, pp1 - 3, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
M. Dzaferagic, J.A. Ayala-Romero and M. Ruffini, ML Approach for Power Consumption Prediction in Virtualized Base Stations, IEEE Globecom, Brazil, December 2022, 2022, pp1 - 6, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
D. Mafioletti, M. Martinello, M.R.N. Ribeiro, M. Ruffini and Frank Slyn, To Embed or Not to Embed SHA in Programmable Network Interface Cards, IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) , October 2022, 2022, pp1 - 6, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
M. Ruffini, Edge cloud networking in support for Smart City applications: Open Ireland experimental approach , 47th Wireless World Research Forum, Bristol, 2022, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  URL
M. Ruffini, D. Kilper and I. Seskar, Open testbed research infrastructure with Open Ireland and COSMOS, IoT week, Dublin, 2022, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  URL
M. Ruffini, SDN control of optical networks: from network automation to quantum communications, Keynote talk at IEEE Netsoft, Performance Issues in Virtualized Environments and Software Defined Networking Workshop, Milan, 2022, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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M. Ruffini, The Open Ireland research infrastructure: from open networking to digital twins, Telecom SudParis University, 2022, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
M. Ruffini, OpenIreland: end-to-end testbed for network disaggregation using open source and open hardware, Cork Smart Gateway webinar, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
M. Ruffini, Open Networking to enable end-to-end network research across wireless, optical and cloud domains, ComReg, 2020, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
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

  

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Fellow of The University of Dublin, Trinity College. 2018
Shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Awards Ceremony IBEC 2022 on "Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year" 2022
Winner of the Trinity Innovations Award "ones to watch" category 2020
Shortlisted for the Trinity Innovations Award " Industry Engagment" category 2021
Shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Awards Ceremony IBEC 2021 on "Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year" 2021
My research featured in the SFI annual report 2021 2021
My research featured in the SFI annual report 2020 2020
Best paper award, IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling conference (ONDM) 2021 2021
Best paper award at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2018 2018
Awarded best paper award at IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2016. 2016
Senior IEEE member 2015
Ireland'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
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.