Alessandro Cornacchia

Ph.D. candidate in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 36th cycle (2020-2023)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)



Thesis title

Sketch-based In-Network Monitoring of Data Centers and Programmable Networks

Research topic

Data-plane assisted network monitoring in programmable data center networks


Research presentation


Research interests

Communication and Computer Networks


Alessandro Cornacchia was born in Castel San Pietro Terme (BO – Italy) on February 1995.
He got his Bachelor’s degree with 110/110 summa cum laude in Computer Engineering in October 2017 at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, carrying out a thesis titled "Monitoring of Inter-Domain Routing", supervised by Prof. Franco Callegati jointly with Sacmi Group.
In July 2020 he graduated in Master Degree in Communication and Computer Networks Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, with a thesis titled “Optimized Flow Scheduling for Low Latency Data Center Networks”.
He’s currently a Ph.D student in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET) of Politecnico di Torino, under the guidance of Prof. Paolo Giaccone and Prof. Andrea Bianco. In 2022, he worked at KAUST (KSA) as a visiting researcher with Prof. Marco Canini.
In 2013 he received a scolarship for his merits from University of Bologna. In 2019, he was recepient of the talent grant Seeds for the Future from Huawei Italy, dedicated to Italian students graduating in the ICT domain.
His research interests revolve around network programmability and the design of cost-efficient traffic measurement algorithms in data centers.



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  • Cornacchia, Alessandro; Benson, Theophilus; Bilal, Muhammad; Canini, Marco (2023)
    MicroView: Cloud-Native Observability with Temporal Precision. In: CoNEXT '23: The 19th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, Paris (France), 8 December 2023, pp. 7-8. ISBN: 9798400704529
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
  • Cornacchia, Alessandro; Bianchi, Giuseppe; Bianco, Andrea; Giaccone, Paolo (2022)
    Designing Probabilistic Flow Counting over Sliding Windows. In: IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks (PEMWN), Rome (Italy), 8-10 Nov. 2022. ISBN: 978-3-903176-50-8
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
  • Cornacchia, Alessandro; Bianchi, Giuseppe; Bianco, Andrea; Giaccone, Paolo (2022)
    Staggered HLL: Near-continuous-time cardinality estimation with no overhead. In: COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 193, pp. 168-175. ISSN 0140-3664
    Contributo su Rivista
  • Cornacchia, Alessandro; Sviridov, German; Giaccone, Paolo; Bianco, Andrea (2021)
    A Traffic-Aware Perspective on Network Disaggregated Sketches. In: Mediterranean Communication and Computer Networking Conference (MedComNet 2021), Ibiza, Spain, 15-17 June 2021. ISBN: 978-1-6654-3590-1
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)