Pietro Michiardi, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science
Distributed Systems Group
Campus SophiaTech: 450, route des Chappes - 06410 BIOT
(CS 50193 – 06904 Sophia Antipolis cedex)
Tel: +33.(0) -- FAX: +33.(0)

Short Bio

Pietro Michiardi received his M.S. in Computer Science from EURECOM and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. Pietro received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech (former ENST, Paris), and his HDR (Habilitation) from UNSA. Today, Pietro is a Professor of Computer Science at EURECOM, where he leads the Distributed System Group, which blends theory and system research focusing on large-scale distributed systems (including data processing and data storage), and scalable algorithm design to mine massive amounts of data. Additional research interests are on system, algorithmic, and performance evaluation aspects of computer networks and distributed systems.


  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

    (SPRING) [Course Web Page]
    The entire course is hosted on GitHub.
    Refer to this [Link] for the pre-2014 course page.
  • Algorithmic Machine Learning

    (SPRING) [Course Web Page]
    The entire course is hosted on GitHub.
  • Applied Game Theory

  • Web Technologies

  • Applied Algorithm Design

    (2009-2014): [Course Web Page]



Ph.D. Students and Their Doctoral Schools

  • Duy-Hung Phan, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Yongchao Tian, Tlecom ParisTech, France [Co-advisor: Prof. Marko Vukolic]
  • Thibault Debatty, Royal Military Academy, Belgium [Co-advisor: Prof. Wim Mees]
  • Fabio Pulvirenti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy [Co-advisor: Prof. Elena Baralis]
  • Son Hai Ha, Telecom ParisTech, France (CIFRE scholarship with ORANGE)
  • Francesco Pace, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Duc Trung Nguyen, Telecom ParisTech, France

PostDocs, Research Fellows

  • Daniele Venzano, Research Engineer
  • Marco Milanesio, Ph.D, Research Engineer


  • Chi-Anh La, Ph.D. -- PostDoc at Laboratoire d'Informatique Grenoble
  • Laszlo Toka, Ph.D. -- Now Assistant Professor at Budabest University of Technology and Economics
  • Xiaolan Sha, Ph.D. -- Now Data Scientist at Sky
  • Antonio Barbuzzi, Ph.D. -- Now Senior Software Engineer at VisualDNA
  • Mario Pastorelli, Ph.D. -- Now Software Engineer at Teralytics
  • Matteo Dell'Amico, Ph.D -- Now Research Scientist at Symantec

Selected Publications

For the full publication list, please refer to:

Data-intensive Scalable Computing and Distributed Systems

Applied Machine Learning

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