Thomas Karagiannis (Microsoft Research, United Kingdom)
Towards a predictable cloud
Biography: Thomas Karagiannis is a senior researcher with the Systems and Networking group of Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK. His research interests span most aspects of computer communications and networks with his current focus being on data centers and the cloud. His past work spans Internet measurements and monitoring, network management, home networks and social networks. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and B.S at the Applied Informatics department of the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thomas has published several papers in the premier venues for computer communications and networking and has served in several of the corresponding technical program committees.
Emilio Calvanese Strinati (CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France)
Cloudification of 5G
Biography: Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005 on Radio link control for improving the QoS of wireless packet transmission. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative which deals with design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Since December 2016 he is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. He is currently one of the three moderators of the 5G future network expert group. Since 2016 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5G CHAMPION project.
E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 100 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 50 international invited talks and keynotes and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 60 patents. He has organized more than 50 international conferences, workshops, panels and special sessions on green communications, heterogeneous networks and cloud computing hosted in international conferences as IEEE GLOBCOM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, EuCnC, IFIP, and European Wireless.