Michele Pagano was born in Lerici, Italy, in 1968. He received the Laurea (Cum Laude) degree in electronics engineering in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering in 1998, both from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. From 1997 to 2007, Pagano has been a Researcher at the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa, and since 2007, he is an Associate Professor at the same department. Currently, Pagano is the Official Instructor of the following courses: Telematics, Performance of multimedia networks, and Network security in the Laurea course in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Pisa. Furthermore, his research interests are related to statistical characterization of traffic flows and network performance analysis, mainly in the framework of architectures able to support quality of service. In this scenario, his research activity deals with analytical approaches for performance evaluation as well as the use of discrete event simulation to better characterize network behavior and protocols (mainly using NS-2). In particular, in the specific framework of rare event simulation, he investigated important sampling techniques and applications of large deviation theory. In the last years, Pagano also worked in the fields of network security (mainly in the frameworks of statistical techniques for intrusion detection) and traffic classification. He has coauthored around 90 papers published in international journals and presented in leading international conferences.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010