ISSIA CNR – Genova

Andrea Ranieri received the M.Sc. Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Genova in 2006 and the Ph.D. in Space Science and Engineering in 2012. Currently he is researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) unit of Genova, of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).

From 2006 to 2012 he has been an active member of the Telecommunication Networks and Telematics (TNT) lab of the University of Genova where he participated in several research projects funded by the European Union (EU) and by the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR). He also participated in industrial research collaborations and consulting projects with Selex Communications S.p.a. and Ericsson Telecomunicazioni S.p.a., working in their R&D departments.

His academic education in Computer Engineering had a strong focus on networking and distributed systems, but he recently started working on real-time systems, robotics and automation. His research interests in the field of networking are mainly about peer-to-peer (P2P) applications and Linux-based software routers architectures.

His technical background is extremely diverse with ten years’ experience working with Linux in almost all of its main flavours and excellent programming skills, both with traditional languages such as C/C++ and scripting languages.

He is a strong supporter of free open-source software that runs on top of off-the-shelf hardware, and he believes it can be used to reach objectives that today are almost always carried out with expensive proprietary hardware and closed software.

Besides the development and engineering of real-time Linux-based platforms, one of his main activities at ISSIA is to provide technology transfer towards Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SME).