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Carla Raffaelli

Short biography

I was born in Bologna, Italy, on February 24th 1960, and I received the Master degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from the University of Bologna and the PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1990 again from the University of Bologna, with a thesis on "Broadband Routing Techniques".

In January 1990, I was employed at Dipartimento di Elettronica Informatica e Sistemistica – DEIS of the University of Bologna, as a Research Associate.

Since 1993/94 I am lecturer of Switching Systems at the University of Bologna.

Since 2004 I am Associate Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Bologna at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ - DEI.

Since Academic year 2015/2016 I am the Director of the second cycle degree in Telecommunications Engineering (International).

Detailed curriculum and Publication List

Research activity

  • Multiservice networks
  • Optical networking
  • Optical packet switching
  • TCP performance over high speed networks
  • Router design and implementation
  • Traffic modelling of telecommunication networks
  • QoS in IP networks
  • 5G Transport Networks

Research Projects

  • FP7 BONE
  • e-photon/ONe (WP7 OPtical Switching, OBS Task Force)
  • KEOPS "Keys on Optical Packet Switching".
  • DAVID “Data and Voice Integration over DWDM”
  • C.N.R. WWLAN: Italian National Research Council strategic project on Wideband Wireless LAN
  • Ex 60%: Network Issues in Wireless LAN
  • Cofin 1998: MQoS
  • PRIN 2000: NEBULA
  • PRIN 2002: EURO: Esperimento Universitario di Router Open  (attivita’


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Carla Raffaelli, PhD,
Director of the second cycle Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
Professor in Telecommunications
DEIS - University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 2
I-40136 Bologna ITALY
Tel. + 39 051 2093058
Fax + 39 051 2093053

e-mail : carla.raffaelli@unibo.it