About me

I come from a small town near Turin, the first capital of Italy. I received a M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering (summa cum laude) from both Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano. I also graduated from Alta Scuola Politecnica, a school of excellence in Milan and Turin focused on innovation management. From March 2006 to September 2006 I was a visiting researcher in the Network Research Lab, at UCLA under the supervision of Prof. Mario Gerla. From January 2007 to September 2007 I was a research assistant at Politecnico di Torino working with Prof. Caludio Casetti and Prof. Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini. In September 2007 I joined the Networked Systems Program at UCI as PhD student. During my PhD I had internships at Telefonica R & D, NTT Docomo Euro-Labs and Google Ad Traffic Quality. My advisor is Prof. Athina Markopoulou.

Research Interest

My research interests included but are not limited to,

  • Data mining and machine learning algorithms for large-scale systems.
  • Design and optimization of network algorithms and network protocols.
  • Defense mechanisms against malicious traffic on the Internet.


Journal Papers
  • F. Soldo, A.Markopoulou, A.Le, “A Blacklisting Recommendation System: Predicting Attacks on the Internet,” submitted for publication, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • F. Soldo, A.Markopoulou, K. Argyraki, “Optimal Source Based Filtering of Malicious Traffic,” submitted for publication, IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking
  • F. Soldo, C. Casetti, C.-F. Chiasserini, Pedro Chaparro, “Video Streaming Distribution in VANETs”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Oct. 2010
Conference Papers
  • F.Soldo, A.Metwally, A.Markopoulou, “Click Fraud Detection Using Click Size”, submitted for publication
  • F.Soldo, A.Markopoulou, A.Lopez Toledo, “A Simple Optimization Model for Wireless Opportunistic Routing with Intrasession Network Coding,” in proc. of NETCOD, Toronto, CA, June 2010
  • F.Soldo, A.Markopoulou, K. Argyraki, “Optimal Filtering of Source Address Prefixes: Models and Algorithms”, in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM ’09, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 2009
  • F. Soldo, K. El Defrawy, A. Markopoulou, B. Krishnamurthy, K. van der Merwe, “Filtering Sources of Unwanted Traffic,” in Proc. of Information Theory and Applications Workshop, San Diego, USA, Jan. 2008
  • F. Soldo, C. Casetti, C.-F. Chiasserini, P. Chaparro, “Streaming Media Distribution in Vehicular Networks,” in Proc.of IEEE GLOBECOM‘08, New Orleans, USA, Nov. 2008
  • F. Soldo, R. Lo Cigno, M. Gerla, “Cooperative Synchronous Broadcasting in Infrastructure-to-Vehicles Networks,” in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Jan. 2008
  • L. Scalia, F. Soldo, M. Gerla, “PiggyCode: a MAC-Layer Network Coding Scheme to Improve TCP Performance over Wireless Networks,” in Proc. of GLOBECOM ‘07, Washington DC, USA, Nov. 2007
  • J.S. Park, D.S. Lun, F. Soldo, M. Gerla, M. Medard, “Performance of network coding in ad hoc networks,” in Proc. of IEEE MILCOM‘06, Washington DC, USA, Oct. 2006
  • M. Gerla, B. Zhou, Y.-Z. Lee, F. Soldo, U. Lee, G. Marfia “Vehicular Grid Communications: The Role of the Internet Infrastructure,” in Proc. of ACM Wireless Internet Conference (WiCON), Boston, USA, 2006