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Google Zürich
Brandschenkestrasse 110
8002 Zürich
Switzerland

 

Resume

Niccolo' Cascarano graduated summa cum laude as Bachelor Degree from Politecnico di Torino in Computer Engineering in September 2005. 
In November 2007, he graduated summa cum laude as Master of Science from Politecnico di Torino in Computer Network Engineering with thesis titled "Application layer traffic classification".

From January 2008 to April 2011, he has been with the Departement of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino as a PhD student.

Since April 2011 he started as Site Reliability Engineer at Google Inc. in Zurich


PhD Projects

  • Service based classification: a new approach for classifying network traffic basing on the identification of end nodes
  • GT discovery: developement of a software toolset for associating accurate ground truth information with Internet traffic trace; in collaboration with DEA at University of Brescia
  • Evaluation of the computational complexity of traffic classifiers
  • Light traffic classification algorithms
  • CUDA - iNFAnt: using GPU for implementing high performance NFA software algorithms
 

Software

Niccolo' was involved in the development of the NetBee library: a set of C++ modules for easing the development of packet processing applications, which features the NetPDL protocol description language and the NetVM virtual network processor.

I was also involved in the development of the l7-netdplclassifier, a network traffic classification tool based on NetBee library that also implements the Service-based traffic classification algorithm and many tools for traffic manipulation and evaluation.

I contributed to the developement of GT software toolset for associating accurate ground truth information with Internet traffic trace.

I contributed to the development of iNFAnt a framework for executing high speed regular expression matching algorithm over GPU card supporting CUDA technology.

In the free time I developed and I'm still maintaining a "gdr-by-chat" running on www.omeyocan.it. The code base is GPL and it is available at http://code.google.com/p/omeyocan/