Dr. Stefano Vissicchio

I received the Master degree in computer science from the Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2008, and the PhD degree from the same university in 2012. After a short period as research fellow at Consortium GARR, I have been a post-doc at the University of Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. I am now a postdoctoral researcher of the Belgian fund for scientific research (F.R.S.-FNRS), affiliated with UCL. My research interests span network management, routing, measurements and SDN.


Past milestones:

  • May 2015: INFOCOM 2016 TPC member
  • Apr. 2015: DEFO and Fibbing accepted at SIGCOMM 2015
  • Feb. 2014: ICNP 2014 TPC member
  • Oct. 2013: F.R.S.-FNRS 3-year grant
  • Apr. 2013: ICNP 2013 best paper award
  • Jan. 2013: IRTF ANRP award
  • Apr. 2012: PhD dissertation
stefano.vissicchio (at) uclouvain.be
Former member
Current affiliation

University College London



Olivier Tilmans, Tobias Bühler, Stefano Vissicchio and Laurent Vanbever. Stroboscope: Declarative Network Monitoring on a Budget. proceedings of NSDI'18, April 2018. bibTeX  pdf 


Stefano Vissicchio and Luca Cittadini. Safe, Efficient and Robust SDN Updates by Combining Rule Replacements and Additions. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear, 2017. Available from http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/S.Vissicchio/papers/SafeEfficientAndRobus.... bibTeX 


Juan Camilo Cardona, Stefano Vissicchio, Paolo Lucente and Pierre Francois. "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction": Helping Autonomous Systems Identify Their Unsatisfied Inter-domain Interests. IEEE Transactions on Network and System Management (TNSM), 13(1):43-57, March 2016. bibTeX  pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio and Luca Cittadini. FLIP the (Flow) Table: Fast LIghtweight Policy-preserving SDN Updates. INFOCOM, 2016. Selected as the Best Paper Award Runner-up. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Olivier Tilmans, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever and Jennifer Rexford. Fibbing in action: On-demand load-balancing for better video delivery. Demo at SIGCOMM '16, 2016. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Olivier Tilmans, Tobias Bühler, Stefano Vissicchio and Laurent Vanbever. Mille-Feuille: Putting ISP traffic under the scalpel. proceedings of HotNets-XV, 2016. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Francois Aubry, David Lebrun, Stefano Vissicchio, Minh Thanh Khong, Yves Deville and Olivier Bonaventure. SCMon: Leveraging Segment Routing to Improve Network Monitoring. INFOCOM, 2016. bibTeX  pdf 


Renaud Hartert, Stefano Vissicchio, Pierre Schaus, Olivier Bonaventure, Clarence Filsfils, Thomas Telkamp and Pierre Francois. A Declarative and Expressive Approach to Control Forwarding Paths in Carrier-Grade Networks. SIGCOMM, 2015. bibTeX  pdf pdf 

Francois Clad, Stefano Vissicchio, Pascal Merindol, Pierre Francois and Jean-Jacques Pansiot. Computing Minimal Update Sequences for Graceful Router-wide Reconfigurations. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 23(5):1373 - 1386, Oct 2015. bibTeX  pdf 

Stefano Vissicchio, Olivier Tilmans, Laurent Vanbever and Jennifer Rexford. Central Control Over Distributed Routing. SIGCOMM, 2015. Selected as best paper. bibTeX  pdf pdf