Robust and Secure Distributed Computing

Simone Magnani

Simone Magnani PhD Student

Simone Magnani is a PhD student jointly at Università di Genova and Fondazione Bruno Kessler. He obtained his BSc in Computer Science and Engineering at Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna and received his MSc cum Laude in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino

His main research focus is on AI-based methodologies for threat detection at the Edge, including lightweight and opportunistic network traffic monitoring for intrusion detection. He is currently collaborating with IBM Research Europe in Ireland for the design and development of a novel Continual Learning and Knowledge Distillation algorithm, aiming at training and deploying deep learning-based early-warning systems with lower footprints and restricted feature sets on resource-constrained devices.

In the free time, he enjoys hiking and running.



  • Simone Magnani, Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Domenico Siracusa
    Enhancing Network Intrusion Detection: An Online Methodology for Performance Analysis
    In: Proceedings of 2023 IEEE 9th International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) (DOI)
  • Simone Magnani, Stefano Braghin, Ambrish Rawat, Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Mark Purcell, Domenico Siracusa
    Pruning Federated Learning Models for Anomaly Detection in Resource-Constrained Environments
    In: Proceedings of 2023 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData) (DOI)


  • Simone Magnani, Fulvio Risso, Domenico Siracusa
    A Control Plane Enabling Automated and Fully Adaptive Network Traffic Monitoring with eBPF
    In: IEEE Access (DOI)
  • Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Silvio Cretti, Tiziana Catena, Simone Magnani, Domenico Siracusa
    Towards Application-Aware Provisioning of Security Services with Kubernetes
    In: 2022 IEEE 8th International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) (DOI)