Francesca Cuomo

Role: Full professor


Phone: +39 06 44585687

Fax: +39 06 44585632

Office Room: 109, I floor, DIET

Office Hours: Tuesday at 12:00; DIET department 1° floor, office n°109, Eudessonia street (by appointment)


FRANCESCA CUOMO received her "Laurea" degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1993, magna cum laude, from the University of Rome Sapienza. She earned the Ph.D. degree in Information and Communications Engineering in 1998 (Univ. Rome Sapienza). From 2005 to 2020 she was Associate Professor at the University of Rome Sapienza. From November 2020 she is Full Professor at the same University and teaches courses in Telecommunication and Network Infrastructures.

Prof. Cuomo has advised numerous master students in computer engineering, and has been the advisor of 11 PhD students in Networking.

Her current research interests focus on: Vehicular networks and Sensor networks, Low Power Wide Area Networks and IoT, Cognitive Radio Networks, Multimedia Networking, Energy saving in the Internet and in the wireless system. She has participated in several National and European projects on wireless network systems such as the RAMON, VICOM, INSYEME, IST WHYLESS, IST EPERSPACE, IST CRUISE, H2020 symbIoTe.

Francesca Cuomo has authored over 145 peer-reviewed papers published in prominent international journals and conferences.
List of publications available at: Google scholar profile

She is IEEE Senior Member.

She has been in the editorial board of Computer Networks (Elsevier) and now is member of the editorial board of the Ad-Hoc Networks (Elsevier) and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. She has been the TPC co-chair of several editions of the ACM PE-WASUN workshop, TPC Co-Chair of ICCCN 2016, TPC Symposium Chair of IEEE WiMob 2017, Guest Editor of the Ad-Hoc Networks Special issue on “Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks”, 2015, Leader Guest Editor of the special issue on “Green Communications and Networking for IoT”, Sensors MPDI, 2018


Educational and Professional History

  • Full Professor at Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

  • Associate Professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (November 2005- October 2020)
  • PhD in Information and Communication Engineering (June 1998) 
  • Assistant Professor at the INFOCOM Dept. University of Rome "La Sapienza" (June 1996-October 2005) 
  • Laurea (master degree) in Electrical Engineering, final grade: 110/110 cum laude (Ottobre 1993)

Awards and research fellowships

  • IEEE VTC 2016-Spring Conference’s Best Paper : L Chiaraviglio, F Cuomo, M Listanti, V Salvatore, “Ownership Benefits/Costs Analysis of Green Cellular Networks”, 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 1-5
  • Annual Research Fellowship AEI (1995)
  • Laurea Thesis Award Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (1994)
  • Annual Research Fellowship SIP (1994)
  • Research Fellowship “Prof. Antonio Gigli”- SIP for the Laurea Thesis (1993)

International and national research projects
She was the scientific coordinator for the University of Rome “La Sapienza” of the following European Projects:

  • IST FP6 EPERSPACE Integrated Project focusing on the support of personalized audio/video services at home and everywhere(2004-2006)
  • Network of Excellence FP6-CRUISE (CReating Ubiquitous Intelligent Sensing Environments) mainly dedicated to the study and the definition of the wireless sensor networks (2006-2007)

She also participated in the following European and national Projects:

  • ACTS INSIGNIA dedicated to the definition of an Integrated IN and B-ISDN networks (1995-1998)
  • IST FP5 WHYLESS.COM focusing on adoption of the Ultra Wide Band radio technology for the definition of an Open Mobile Access Network. She had the responsibility for the WP4 (Network Resource Manager) (2001-2004)
  • PRIN project RAMON (Reconfigurable Access Module for Mobile Computing), funded by the Italian Public Education Ministry, focused on the definition of a reconfigurable access module for mobile computing applications (2000-2002)
  • FIRB project VIRTUAL IMMERSIVE COMMUNICATIONS (VICOM), funded by the Italian Public Education Ministry, where she has been responsible of the research activities on the Body Area Networks and Personal Area Networks Body (2001-2003)
  • PRIN project TWELVE (ToWards Enhancing 802.11 support of differentiated service LeVEls) funded by the Italian Public Education Ministry and addressing service differentiation in complex and realistic IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs (2005-2006)
  • FIRB Project INSYEME (INtegrated SYstems for EMErgency), (2007-2010)
  • COST Action IC0902- Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (2009-2013)
  • H2020 SymbIoTe (symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments), Grant Agreement No. 688156 (2017-2018)

Activities for research contracts and other research entities

  • Ericsson TEI “User Parameter Control Strategies at the User-Network and Network-Network interfaces in an ATM Environment” (1994)
  • Coritel IBIS “Implementation of integrated B-ISDN and In Signalling” (1995)
  • Coritel FRAC “Fixed Radio Access” (1999)
  • Coritel SWAP “SoftWare reconfigurable radio resource control module Applied to Programmable mobile access systems” (2001)
  • Telecom Italia S.p.A. Infomobility and infotainment services, based on cellular mobile networks and Wi-Fi (2010)
  • She has been panelist and reviewer for 11 projects submitted to the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering at the Academy of Finland for research proposals received in the joint call between the Academy of Finland and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (11-11-2016 al 11-01-2017)
  • She has been panelist and reviewer for 10 projects INDUSTRIAL INTERNET ICT 2023
    (ACADEMY OF FINLAND). Research, development and innovation programme ICT 2023 jointly coordinated and funded by the Academy of Finland and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (31-07-2017 al 12-09-2017)
  • Principal scientific investigator of the industrial research project “BIOMEDICAL IoT ” A0112-2016-13375 del 13/12/2016 CUP F87H18000390007. Integrated project with AENDUO S.R.L. and Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Rome La Sapienza (2018-2019)

Teaching activities at University of Roma “La Sapienza” 

  • Telematica, First Level Degree in Computer Science (A.A. 1999/00) 
  • Reti di Telecomunicazioni, First Level Degree in Telecomunications, Latina (A.A. 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05 e 2005/06)
  • Laboratorio di Applicazioni Telematiche, Master Degree in Telecomunications (A.A. 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11) 
  • Telecomunicazioni II, First Level Degree in Computer Science (A.A. 2007/08)
  • Internet, First Level Degree in Telecomunications, (A.A 2008/09)
  • Telecomunicazioni, First Level Degree Computer Engineering (from A.A. 2009/10 to 2017/18)
  • Network Infrastructures, Master Degree in Computer Engineering, Master Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Master Degree in Data Science (from A.A. 2008/09 to 2017/18) 

Editorial Services

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) (2017)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal COMPUTER NETWORKS (Elsevier) (2004 to 2008) 
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal AD-HOC NETWORKS (Elsevier) (2009-today) 
  • She has been Guest Editor of the special issue on "Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks", ELSEVIER AD-HOC NETWORKS (2015)
  • Leader Guest Editor of the special issue on “Green Communications and Networking for IoT”, SENSORS MPDI, 2018.\\

Technical Program Committees and reviewer activities

  • TPC Symposium Chair of the 13th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2017), Symposium: Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications (UCSA), (09 Oct - 11 Oct 2017, Rome, ITALY)
  • TPC Co-Chair of 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN 2016) Track: Wireless LAN, Ad Hoc, and Mesh Networks, (August 1-4, 2016, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA)
  • TPC Co-Chair of the ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (PE-WASUN) in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Tutorial Co-Chair IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop 2004, Bodrum, Turkey
  • Local arrangement Chair of the IEEE SECON 2009 and of ACM SENSYS 2013
  • ACM Wireless Mobile Internet Workshop (2001, Roma)
  • ACM PE-WASUN ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (2007, Crete, Greece)-(2008, Vancouver, Canada)-(2009, Canary Islands, Spain)-(2010, Bodrum, Turkey)-(2011, Miami,USA)-(2012, Ciprus) –(2013, Barcelona, Spain), (2014, Montreal, Canada), (2015, Cancun, Mexico), (2016, Valletta, Malta)
  • IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications of the IEEE Communications Society (2008, Arizona, USA)-(2009, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)-(2010, San Diego, CA USA)-(2011, Shangai, China)-(2013 Turin, Italy)-(2014 Toronto, Canada)(2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
  • IEEE ICC (IEEE International Conference on Communications) (2009, Dresden, Germany)-(2010, South Africa)-(2011, Kyoto, Japan)-(2013, Budapest, Hungary)
  • IEEE ICC'15 - Workshop on Dependable Vehicular Communications (2015, London)
  • IEEE SECON Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad hoc Communications and Networks, (2009, Rome, Italy)-(2010 Boston, Massachusetts)-(2011, Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Global Communication Conference-Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium (2010, Florida USA)-(2011, Houston, Texas)-(2012, Anaheim, California) 
  • IEEE VNC 2015 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), (2015, Kyoto Japan) 
  • SIREN'16 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC), (2016, Kauai, Hawaii) 
  • ACM MobiHoc ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (2009, Lousiana, USA) 
  • WONS Annual Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services, (2005, Svizzera)-(2006, France)-(2013 Banff, Alberta USA)-(2014 Obergurgl, Austria)
  • IFIP Med-Hoc-Net IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, (2009, Haifa, Israel)-(2010, Juan-les-pins, France)-(2011 Favignana Island, Sicily)-(2012, Cyprus)-(2013, Corsica)-(2014, Piran, Slovenia)-(2015 -Algarve, Portugal)-(2016 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain)
  • IEEE VTC Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference, (2005, Sweden) 
  • WICON Wireless Internet Conference (2005, Ungheria) 
  • ICCCN 2010 WNET International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (2010,Zurich, Switzerland) 
  • IEEE NETWORKS 2012, 16th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (2012, Rome) 
  • IEEE NETWORKS 2016, 17th International Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (2016, Montreal, Canada) 
  • IEEE CORAL 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Emerging COgnitive Radio Applications and algorithms, (2013, Madrid, Spain)
  • IEEE PIRMC 2013 24th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications: Mobile and Wireless Networks, (2013, London, UK)
  • N2W2014, 4th Networking Networking Women Workshop, in conjunction with ACM SIGCOMM 2014 conference, Chicago, 2014 USA.
  • IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) (2015, Kyoto, Japan) (2016, Ohio, USA)
  • SIREN 2016 International Workshop on Sustainability, Implementation and Resilience of Energy-Aware Networks, ICNC Workshop, (Hawaii, USA February 2016) 
  • IFIP Wireless Days Conference (Toulouse, France, March 23-25, 2016) 
  • ACM NanoCom 2016, 3rd ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, (New York, USA, September 28-30, 2016) 
  • International Workshop on Resource Allocation, Cooperation and Competition in Wireless Networks (RAWNET 2018) in conjunction with WiOpt 2018, Paris May 11th, 2018 

She served as reviewer in several international conferences and journals including IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Communication Letters.


  • She is a CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni) member, and from 2008 to 2013 she has been the scientific responsible of the CNIT Research Unit of University of Rome Sapienza
  • She is a GTTI (Gruppo Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell'Informazion) member
  • She is IEEE Senior Member

Bibliometric analysis (June 2018)
total citations: 3160
h-index: 25

total citations: 1643
h-index: 18