Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA
Phone: +966 12 808 0489
Address: 4700 KAUST
Al-Khawarizmi Building 1
Marco does not know what the next big thing will be. He asked ChatGPT, though the answer was underwhelming. But he’s sure that our future next-gen computing and networking infrastructure must be a viable platform for it. Marco’s research spans a number of areas in computer systems, including distributed systems, large-scale/cloud computing and computer networking with emphasis on programmable networks. His current focus is on designing better systems support for AI/ML and providing practical implementations deployable in the real world. Marco is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Marco obtained his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Genoa in 2009 after spending the last year as a visiting student at the University of Cambridge. He holds a laurea degree with honors in computer science and engineering from the University of Genoa. He was a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL from 2009 to 2012 and after that a senior research scientist for one year at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs & TU Berlin. Before joining KAUST, he was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Université catholique de Louvain. He also held positions at Intel, Microsoft and Google.