Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Dr Francesco Tusa

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Research Associate

E: francesco.tusa@ucl.ac.uk
T: +44(0)20 7679 2000 (int. N/A)

Research group
Information and Communication Engineering

Distributed Systems | Cloud Computing | NFV | Network Management and Orchestration | Information Security | Virtualisation | Edge Computing, Serverless Computing and Microservices Architectures


He received a Master Post-degree in Open Source and Information Security in 2008 and a PhD in Advanced Technologies for Information Engineering in 2011 from University of Messina. He worked as Research Associate at University of Messina and University of Westminster. He co-authored over 30 conference and journal papers.

He is editor of the book “Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice”. His research interests and expertise are in the area of distributed systems, virtualisation and Cloud computing, Grid and High Performance Computing, systems management, Information Security, and Federation of distributed computing systems. He has been actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in cloud computing, virtualisation and Storage for the European Union Projects RESERVOIR and VISION-CLOUD.

He was involved in the design and implementation of the CLEVER IaaS Cloud middleware. He also has technical experience in managing large testbeds, clusters and distributed computing infrastructures as he worked on the experimentation and validation activities in the above EU projects and in the Research IT Services Department at UCL. He is currently a Research Associate in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at UCL.

Francesco is currently investigating new data transmission and computation solutions in the IoT area and working on the design of a new privacy-preserving DNS.