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Defence of dissertation in the field of Networking Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Roberto Morabito

The title of thesis is "Lightweight Virtualization in Edge Computing for Internet of Things"

The disruptive advances in emerging lightweight virtualization technologies opened up to new research and development opportunities. Such technological growth was due in particular to the increasing popularity and evolution of container technologies, which allowed to conceive the use of novel virtualization techniques in a completely different way when compared to traditional mechanisms.
Because of their distinguishing features, a noticeable benefit given by container technologies was the possibility to extend their applicability in contexts not strictly related to cloud computing.

Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing became two relevant domains who started benefiting from lightweight virtualization, giving rise however to additional research questions that needed to be addressed.
The aim of this dissertation was to thoroughly investigate the feasibility of using of lightweight virtualization technologies in IoT and edge computing scenarios, by focusing in particular on their usability in devices characterized by limited computational resources.
To achieve this goal, a research methodology based on design and deployment of several proofs of concept has been employed, with the purpose of assessing strengths and weaknesses deriving by the use of container-based virtualization in distinct use cases.

Opponent: Dr. Eve Schooler, Intel, USA

Custos: Professor Jörg Ott, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Communications and Networking.

Thesis web page

Contact information: Roberto Morabito, Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University and Ericsson, [email protected], +358 447893847