Stefano Secci

Short bio
Stefano Secci is professor of communication networks at Cnam, Paris, France. In 2010-2018, he was associate professor at LIP6, Sorbonne University (UPMC - Paris VI), France. He received the M.Sc. degree in communications engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2005, and a dual Ph.D. degree in information and communication technologies from Politecnico di Milano and Télécom ParisTech, France, in 2009. In 2010, he worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow with NTNU, Norway, and George Mason University, USA. Before the Ph.D., in 2005-2006, he worked as a research associate with Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, and with Politecnico di Milano, and as a network engineer with Fastweb Italia, Italy. His current research activity spans from novel routing and switching architectures to network virtualization and protocol design. He is the head of the Network and IoT Systems research group at Cnam, Cedric.
My current research interests are:
  • network routing, traffic optimization and resource allocation;
  • edge computing, network virtualization, network automation;
  • cybersecurity and reliability in networks and systems;
  • Internet and telecommunications policy.
Currently director of the following Ph.D. candidates:
Alumni - PhDs :
(affiliation; position; advisory period); last known position
Alumni - visiting or co-advised PhDs:
(affiliation; position; advisory period); last known position
  • Nikola Bozic (LIP6/SQUAD; PhD 2016-2019); expert at Accenture.
  • Alessandro Zanni (UNIBO; visiting PhD; 2017-18); R&D engineer at Altran, Italy.
  • Kun Qiu (FudanU; visiting PhD; 2016); R&D engineer at Intel.
  • Marco Premoli (UNIMI; visiting PhD & engineer 2014 - 2015); postdoc at UNIMI, Italy.
  • Rodrigo de Souza Couto (UFRJ; visiting PhD; 2012-13); Professor at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil;
  • Sinh Chung Nguyen (LIP6; PhD; 2008-11); R&D engineer at FastConnect, France.
  • Kunpeng Liu (GMU; PhD; 2010-13); R&D engineer at Facebook, USA.
  • Huaiyuan Ma (NTNU; PhD; 10); R&D engineer at EMGS, Norway.

Alumni - postdocs, research engineers:
(affiliation; position; advisory period); last known position
  • Stefano Iellamo (postdoc 2017-2019); product manager at Amadeus, UK.
  • Salma Ktari (LIP6; postdoc; 2015-2018); project manager at Natixis, France.
  • Se-Young Yu (LIP6; postdoc; 2016-17); postdoc at Northwestern U., USA.
  • Sandesh Uppoor (LIP6; postdoc; 2015-16); R&D engineer at Orange, France.
  • Keun-Woo Lim (LIP6; postdoc; 2015-16); Ass. Professor at Telecom ParisTech, France.
  • Marco Casazza (LIP6; postdoc; 2015-16); Senior Researcher at UNIMI, Italy.
  • Yacine Benchaib (LIP6; research engineer; 2013-15); ATER at UTBM.

M.Sc. students:
  • 2021: Mario Patetta (UniRoma2).
  • 2020: Eugenio Cortesi (POLIMI), Mourya Gonchi Keshava (POLIMI), Laiza de Lara (UFP), Maria Isabella Viola (POLIMI).
  • 2019: Giulia Bissoli (POLIMI), Federico Lavatori (POLIMI), Davide Aureli (URomaI), Paolo Zappalà (POLIMI).
  • 2018: Sofiane Kirati (UPMC), Remi Oudin (ENS), Alessio Mora (UNIBO).
  • 2017: Alessio Diamanti (UNIBO), Domenico Brambati (POLIMI), Han Lu (UPMC), Makhlouf Kaced (UPMC), Chandima S. Pondapelage (EISTI), Houssem Hosni (SupCom), Zakarya Boubazine (UVSQ).
  • 2016: Jose Leal Domingues Neto (UFMG), Matteo Pietropaoli (POLIMI), Bruno Bettuzzi (UPMC), Soufiane Boutahar (UPMC); Nassim Hadad (UPMC), Asma Souilah (UPMC).
  • 2015: Pesche Romain (UPMC), Adnan Adnan (POLIMI), Huayi Yang (UPMC), Meihui Gao (UPMC), Roua Touhiri (UPMC), Nicolas Roubertier (LORIA).
  • 2014: Navin Kukreja (POLIMI).
  • 2013: Vinh Hoa La (UPMC), Hakim Teyar (UPMC), Ismael Chayeb (UPMC).
  • 2012: Ahmad Katerji (ULiban), Amira Chenaf (LIP6), Hao Zhang (UPMC), Mouna Hkimi (ENSI), Patrick Raad (UPMC), Zhuochao He (UPMC).
  • 2011: Germain David Villegas (POLITO), Kevin Phemius (LIP6), Sahar Hoteit (LIP6); Sofiane Habri (UPMC);
  • 2008-2010: Guruprasad Rao (GMU), Eric Elena (ENST), Aruna Prem Bianzino (POLITO), Mouna HKIMI (ENSI).
Professional Service

Current and recent management activities:

Editor for:
Guest Editor for:

Program Chair for:

Publication Chair:

Other Organization Committee roles:

  • 2021 ITC 33, Avignon (Workshop Co-Chair)
  • 2020 IFIP Networking, Paris, France (Industry Session Co-Chair).
  • 2019 IEEE Cloud Networking (CLOUDNET), Paris, France (Keynote Co-Chair).
  • 2019 Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), Paris, France (General Chair).
  • 2018 Network of the Future Conference (NoF), Poznan, Poland (Tutorial Chair).
  • 2018 21th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN), Paris, France (Tutorial Chair).
  • 2017 Int. Conference on the Network of the Future (NoF), London, UK (General Co-Chair).
  • 2017 Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys), Goettingen, Germany (Posters & Demos Chair).
  • 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington DC, USA (Workshops Chair).
  • 2016 Open Network Operating System (ONOS) Build, Paris, France (Local Organizer).
  • 2015 IEEE 4th Int. Conference on Cloud Networking (CLOUDNET), Niagara Falls, Canada (Special Sessions Chair).
  • 2015 11th Int. Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Publicity Chair).
  • 2013 12th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (MED-HOC-NET), Ajaccio, Corsica, France (Tutorial Chair).
  • and member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for many conferences since 2009.

Steering Board Member for:
  • Global Internet Symposium, IEEE Internet Technical Committee.
  • ACM MobiArch workshop series.
  • IFIP Network Traffic Measurement and Analytics, TMA, Conferences.
  • IFIP NoF (Network of the Future) Conferences.

Scientifc project evaluator for national research agencies:
  • NSF (CNS, OIA), USA, 2018, 2019.
  • CNRS (INS2I), France, 2018.
  • ANR (AAPG, ASTRID, MRSEI) France, 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • ANRT, France; 2016, 2019, 2020.
  • FRQNT, Canada; 2016, 2017.
  • STIC-AMSUD; 2015, 2016, 2018.
  • Italian Ministry of Univ. and Research (MIUR); FIRB, ANVUR; 2011, 2012, 2017.
  • Romanian National Council for Scientific Research; 2011, 2012, 2016.
  • Futur et Ruptures, Institut Telecom; 2012.

Scientific and subject-matter expert for:
  • UTT, France, 2020.
  • Région Wallonie, Belgium, 2020.
  • ARCEP, France, 2018, 2019.
  • COST Association (SESA), Belgium, 2017.
  • H2020 Anastacia (IAB), 2017-2019.
  • Delphi expert panel on NFV/SDN, European Commission, 2016.
  • DGA, 2016.

Faculty selection and evaluation committees for:
  • Université de la Lorraine, France.
  • Univ. Missouri-Kansas City, USA.
  • Cnam, France.
  • INSA Lyon, France.
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  • FBK, Italy.
  • Univ. Paris-Saclay, France.
  • MIUR, Italy.
  • Ecole Polytechnique, France.
  • Helsinki University, Finland.
  • IMT, France.
  • Centrale-Supelec, France.

Ph.D. or HDR thesis evaluator for:
Hocine Bouzidi (UGE/Nokia), Giuseppe di Lena (Inria/Orange); Bin Xiang (PoliMi), Adrien Wion (IMT/Thales), Doriane Perard (ISAE), Ayat Zaki Hindi (IMT), Bachir Lahad (USaclay), Cedric Morin (IMT-A), Matteo Pozza (Helsinki Univ.), Silhem Cherrared (Inria/Orange), Bachir Lahad (UVSQ), Mauro Sardara (IMT/Cisco), Mamadou Bah (LIP6), Artur Minakhmetov (IMT), Houssemeddine Mamousi (UParisXIII), Amira Kamli (IMT/Nokia), Fabien Duchene (UCL), Nicolas Schnepf (Loria), Amel Arfaoui (UBourgogne), Hichem Sedjelmaci (Orange/UBourgogne), Andrea Tomassilli (Inria/UNice), Meihui Gao (LORIA), Guillaume Ruty (IMT/Cisco), Jane Frances Pajo (UNIGE), Mira Morcos (IMT), Nikesh Shakya (IMT/ITRON), Vitalii Poliokov (UNice), Rabah Guedrez (IMT-A), Nesrine Khernane (UBFC), Jerome Gaveau (Centrale-Supelec/Thales), Alessandro Zanni (UNIBO), Giulia Bernardi (POLIMI), Valentin Del Piccolo (LIP6/Gandi), Mayla Alimam (IMT/Orange), Ali Sanhaji (UToulouse/Orange), Wilfried Yoro (IMT/Orange), Bilal Maaz (UVSQ/Cnam), Pratibha Mitharwal (IMT-A), Marco Savi (PoliMi), Minh Nguyen (LIP6), Yue Li (IMT), Mathis Obadia (TPT/Thales), Idir Lilia (UPD), Romain Sorokin (IMT/ALU), Amine Adouane (UVSQ), Houssem Medhioub (IMT), Antoine Fressancourt (IMT/Atos), Walid Benchaita (LIP6/ALU), Marouen Mechtri (IMT), Ming Li (Aalto), Sergey Kirgizov (LIP6), Jacques Bou Abdo (LIP6/IMT), Maksym Nikolayev (IMT), Stefano Iellamo (IMT), Ghida Ibrahim (IMT), Xavier Misseri (IMT), Cristina Rottondi (PoliMi).

Ongoing Projects


    MAESTRO-5G MAESTRO-5G: MAnagEment of Slices in The Radio access Of 5G networks
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 105 KE.
    With Orange, Nokia, U.Avignon, Inria, IMT.
    ANR AAPG 2018.
    Feb. 2019 - Jan 2022.

    CANCAN CANCAN: Content and Context based Adaptation in Mobile Networks
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 154 KE.
    With Thales, Inria, Orange.
    ANR AAPG 2018.
    Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2021.


    INTELLIGENTSIA: INTelligent Edge using Learning Loops & Information GEneration for NeTwork State Inference-based Automation.
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 167 KE.
    ANR AAPG 2020.
    With Orange, Acklio, Aguila, Inria.
    Dec. 2020 - May 2024.



    AI@EDGE:  A secure and reusable Artificial Intelligence platform for Edge computing in beyond 5G Networks.
    Principal Investigator. Budget 367 KE.
    H2020 ICT-52 5GPPP.
    With FBK, RISE, SAFRAN, FCS, ATOS, TIM, i2cat, Aerotools, Ericsson, Inria, ICCS, 8bells, Italtel, Athonet, SRS, ULund, POLIMI.
    Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2023.

Past Projects
    COST RECODIS: Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures
    COST Action CA15127 European research network. 22 countries involved.
    Management Committee member for France.
    Mar. 2016 - May. 2021
    FED4PMR FED4PMR: Systeme PMR tres haut debit federateur
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 1,493 ME.
    With Thales, Archos, AirLynx, Eolane, Ibelem, Logic Instrument, SFR, Silicom, Sysoco.
    IA/PSPC. Feb. 2016 - Jan. 2019.
    podium PODIUM: Platform for secure data mobile cloud offloading
    With Thales, Luceor, IGO, Nexedi, Aneo, Ethertrust.
    FUI 20 project. Dec. 2015 - Nov. 2018.
    LISP-Lab: Building Today the Internet of Tomorrow
    Project Coordinator. Budget: 1 ME - 193 kE LIP6. With Alphalink, Border6, Orange, Renater, Rezopole, TPT. ANR, AAP INFRA 2013. Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2017.
    REFLEXION: REsilient and FLEXible Infrastructure for Open Networking
    PI. Budget: 101 kE. With 6WIND, Thales, Orange, Inria, TPT, ENS.
    ANR AAP 2014. Feb. 2015 - July 2017.
    ABCD: Adaptive Behavior and Cloud Distribution. PI. Budget: 160 kE.
    With Inria, Orange, TPT, Ucopia. ANR, AAP INFRA 2013. Oct. 2013 - Mar. 2017.
    FP7 MobileCloud. PI. Budget: 149 kE. With UGOE, POLIMI, SICS, BUPT, FUDAN, NJU, Tsinghua.
    Jan 2014 - Dec. 2016

    SDN@EDGE: Software Defined Networking at the Edge
    PI. Budget: 89 KE. With DT, TI, Orange, Aalto, TUB, PoliTo, Ericsson, Acreo, UniBo, Create-Net. EIT Digital 2015 Call - FNS. Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2015.

    RAVIR: Reseaux d'Acces Virtualises au Cloud
    PI. Budget: 236 kE. With Gandi, Infinit, NSS, Thales, Ucopia. FUI 15.
    June 2013 - Dec. 2015.
    U2M3: Unified User and Machine Mobility Management
    Coordinator. Budget: 15 kE. CNRS PICS with POLIMI.
    Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2015.
    GT-PID: Plataforma IaaS Distribuida para e-ciencia
    International Partner. RNP Brazilian working group with UFRJ, UERJ and RNP.
    Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015.
    SOFNETS: Software Defined Networks and Services
    Coordinator. Budget: 530 KE total. 158 kE LIP6. EIT ICT-Labs 2014 FNS Call. With Orange, POLIMI, SICS, U. Helsinki.
    Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2014.
    NU@GE: Virtual Distributed Data Centers
    Investissement d'Avenir FSN/PSPC project.
    With Alphalink, Celeste, DotRiver, LIP6/REGAL, NSS, Oodrive. Jan. 2012 - June 2014.
    FERRARI: Femtocell Enabled Roaming and Resource Allocation for a more Resilient Interconnection. CNRS LIP6-LTCI and PICS project with Telecom ParisTech and Univ. Waterloo. Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2014.
    SHARDANA: Solutions Hierarchiques Au Routage D'Internet et leur ANAlyse. Coordinator. Budget: 10 kE.
    CNRS LIP6-LTCI project. Apr. 2011 - Mars. 2013.
    TAVRI: Transport Architectures for a Very Resilient Internet. Funded by US ONR, in collaboration with GMU. Apr. 2010 - Apr. 2011.
    ETICS: Economics and Technologies for Inter-Carrier Services. Funded by EU FP7. Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2013.
    With ALU, BT, DT, Doruknet, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor, AUEB, FTW, PoliMi, PRISM, Technion, Marben Products, Nextworks.
    TIGER2: Together IP, GMPLS and Ethernet Reconsidered. Funded by CELTIC Initiative. July 2008 - June 2010.
    With Alcatel-Lucent, IBBT, FORTH-ICS, Net Tech., Virtual Trip, DorukNet, T-Systems, UniGirona, INTERCOM.GI, BUTE.
    I-GATE: Internet - Game-theoretical Analysis of Traffic Engineering
    Principal Investigator. Budget: 70 kE.
    Funded by Institut Télécom. Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2009.
    With TPT, PoliMi, UniGenova.
    INCAS: INter-Carrier Alliance Strategies
    Funded by FP7 Euro-NF JRA.S.7. Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2009.
    With TPT, PoliMi, Alcatel-Lucent, WUT.
    TEIDE: Traffic Engineering Inter-Domain Extensions
    Funded by FP6 Euro-FGI JRA.S.30. Jun. 2007 - May. 2008. With TPT, PoliMi, Ericsson, WUT.
    Euro-NGI, Euro-FGI, EuroNF Networks of Excellence
    Funded by FP6 and FP7 (2003 - 2010)
    ACTRICE: Inter-domain traffic engineering under economic contraints.
    Funded by ANR, 2005. With Orange FT, Alcatel-Lucent, Transatel, UniVersailles, UniRennes.
Software, Misc.

Journal articles
Magazine articles
International conference papers - peer review
International workshop papers - peer review
Other - national communications, short papers, invited papers, book chapters, etc
Talks, press
Technical reports, standards, patents, ...
Research Monographs
  • [T4] Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HdR) dissertation, Modeling and Evaluating Novel Networked Communication Systems, LIP6, Sept. 22, 2014. Available at LIP6 Math-Info library.
  • [T3] Ph.D. dissertation, Multi-Provider Service and Transport Architectures,
    Advisors: Jean-Louis Rougier, Achille Pattavina. 2009. Central libraries of Telecom ParisTech (Nr. 2009ENST0019), and Politecnico di Milano (TED 2698, Coll. TD 2824).
  • [T2] Minor research Ph.D. dissertation, Game theory for Internetworking,
    Advisor: Fioravante Patrone. Library of Electronics and Information Dept., Politecnico di Milano; Nr: 2008.21.
  • [T1] Master thesis, Design and optimisation of a novel composite-star TDM/WDM network architecture: the Petaweb,
    Advisors: Achille Pattavina, Brunilde Sanso'. In the Central Library of Politecnico di Milano, 2005; Inv.: 0TN900009185, Coll. T.D.L. 12427.
    [OPAC PoliMi]
Copyright Notice: most of these papers are published, the copyright has been transferred to the respective publishers. Therefore, they cannot be duplicated for commercial purposes without the written permissions from the respective publishers.

My teaching activity is on communication networks, in both introduction and advanced courses in routing, switching, virtualization, protocol design, cloud networking, new protocols and architectures. Actually teaching for the following programmes:

I'm responsabile of the teaching tracks in Networks at Cnam.
Teaching modules in networking at Cnam.
Teaching programmes in networking.

I'm responsible of the following courses:

  • RSX217 : nouvelles architectures de réseaux - graduate level (M2), Cnam, France. [programme] [Planning]. Précedemment appelé RSX208.
  • RSX218 : projets avancés en réseaux - graduate level (M2), Cnam, France. [programme] [Planning]. Précedemment appelé RSX207.
  • USEEJ6: Telecommunication Networks - graduate level (M1), Cnam Paris. [ Planning]
  • USEEJ7: Networks - Complements and Applications - graduate level (M1), Cnam Paris, France. [ Planning]
  • USEEK8: Advanced Projects in Networks - graduate level (M2), Cnam Paris, France. [Planning]
  • USSI0M: Réseaux- Connaissances de base, engineering diploma in apprenteeship (FIP1), Cnam Paris, France. [Planning]
  • NEVA: Network Evolutions with Virtualization and Automation -graduate level (M2), Cnam Paris and Sorbonne University.

I'm also the national coordinator for computer science programmes for the CNAM continuing education centers in Bourgogne and Franche-Comté regions, France.

I've also taught several other courses in Networking at Sorbonne University in 2010-2018 in Paris and Ho-Chi-Minh city (PUF), at Telecom Paris (ENST) in several graduate and continuing education courses on IP/MPLS networks, at INHESJ on cybersecurity, at Univ. Napoli - Federico II on data-center and virtualized networks, at Thales Communications on IP Transport Services, at ISEP in a graduate course on local area networks, at EFREI in graduate courses on networking and information systems, at George Mason University in a graduate course on network switching and routing, at University of Pavia in a graduate course in on Game Theory, at UTEC in an undergraduate course on information systems.

Chronological curriculum vitae

  • born in Milan, Italy, 1980.
  • July 1999, "Maturita scientifica" at Liceo Antonio Banfi, Vimercate, Italy.
  • Sep. 1999 - Oct 2005, M.Sc. in Tlc Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
  • Nov. 2000 - Jan. 2002, ICT consultant (part-time) for GMonline (Italy).
  • Sep. 2002 - Sep. 2003, Erasmus exchange student at Université Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Oct. 2003 - Feb. 2004, CC consultant (part-time) for Sky TV, Milan, Italy.
  • Mar. - June 2004, EU Leonardo da Vinci II intern for Archive Systems (Romania).
  • Jan. - Sep. 2005, research associate at the GERAD, Ecole Polytechn. Montreal.
  • Nov. 2005 - Mar. 2006, research associate at the CNIT, Politecnico di Milano.
  • Mar. - May 2006, network engineer at Fastweb Italia, Milan, Italy.
  • June 2006 - Sept. 2010, research engineer appointment at Telecom ParisTech.
  • Oct. 2006, enrolled in a dual Ph.D at Telecom ParisTech and Politecnico di Milano.
  • Dec. 2009: Dual Ph.D. in ICT at Telecom ParisTech and Politecnico di Milano.
  • Mars - May 2010, postdoctoral fellow at Q2S, NTNU, Norway.
  • May - Dec. 2010, postdoctoral visiting scholar at CNL, GMU, VA, USA.
  • Since Oct. 2010, Associate Professor at UPMC / Sorbonne U., LIP6 - Paris VI.
  • Sept. 2014, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HdR), LIP6.
  • Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015 on research leave at CNRS.
  • Sept. 2018 - now, Full Professor ("Professeur des Universités") at Cnam, Paris, France.


Italian (mother language), French (fluent), English (fluent), Roumanian (basis).


Cedric - Cnam
292 rue St Martin, 75003, Paris, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 1 4027 2638
Fax: +33 (0) 1 4027 2296
Email: seccis ''AT'' cnam ''DOT'' fr

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