Mascolo2.jpg Saverio Mascolo
Professore Ordinario (Full Professor)

IEEE Fellow

Direttore (Chair) del Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione (DEI), Politecnico di Bari, ITALY
Tel: +39-080-5963621
Lab: +39 080 5963851
Fax: +39-080-5963410
Email: mascolo at
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Orario di ricevimento

Mercoledi’ 8.30.00-10.30 o per appuntamento

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  • Sia invece il vostro parlare sì, sì; no, no; il di più viene dal maligno, Matteo, Vangeli
  • Chi ha maestri altri dalla Natura, maestra de li maestri, invano s'affanna, Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Misura ciò che è misurabile e rendi misurabile ciò che non lo è, sconosciuto
  • There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies, Winston Churchill
Short Curriculum

Saverio Mascolo received the Laurea degree, cum laude, in electronics engineering in 1991 and the Ph.D in 1994, both from the Technical University of Bari, Italy. Since 2001, he has been associate professor in Automatic Control at the Electrical and Electronics Department of Politecnico di Bari and since 2012 he is full professor. Since 2015 he is the Head of the Electrical and Information Engineering Department of Politecnico di Bari.

He has been post-doc in 1995 and visiting researcher in 1999 at the University of California Los Angeles and visiting consultant at University of Uppsala, Sweden from 2002 to 2006.

He has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in international journals, books or conferences. He is author and assignee of 4 US patents and 3 Italian patents. His current research interests focus on the Future internet, in particular in the topic of real-time communication over the Web. He has worked on congestion control in data networks (TCP and ATM), end-to-end protocols for multimedia traffic, QoS support over the wired and wireless Internet, Voice and Video over IP, analysis and design of data networks using control theory, adaptive live streaming, manufacturing systems, deadlock avoidance, chaotic systems, synchronization of chaotic systems using observers, crypto communications using observers.

In 2013, he has been the recipient of the Cisco University Research Program Award for the research entitled "Architecture for Robust and Efficient Control of Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP". In 2014, he has been the recipient of the Google Faculty Award for the research entitled "Congestion Control for Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC)".

He is IEEE Fellow for "contributions to modeling and control of congestion in packet networks".

He is senior member of ACM and and member of the IFAC technical committee "Networked systems"

He is Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and of Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier. He has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

His publications collects a h-index=28 and a g-index=61.
Research Projects
  • "a Cloud-based pLatform for Immersive adaPtive video Streaming (CLIPS)" - Funded by MISE (2017-2020)
  • "Congestion control algorithm for Web real-time communication (WebRTC)." - Google Faculty Award 2014
  • "Progetto PAC MAIVISTO (Massive Adaptive Video STreaming over the Internet Using the Cloud)" - Funded by MIUR (2014-2016)
  • "Architecture for Robust and Efficient Control of Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP." - Cisco Academy Research Award (CG #574954) March 2013.
  • "PLATform for INnOvative services in future internet" PON PLATINO, 2012-2015, funded by MIUR
  • "RES Novae" (Reti, Edifici, Strade - nuovi obiettivi virtuosi per l'ambiente e l'energia), 2012-2015, funded by MIUR
  • "End-to-end protocols for video over IP", 2008-2009, funded by Financial Tradeware plc
  • "End-to-End protocols for audio/video over Internet protocol", 2005-2006, funded by Financial Tradeware plc
  • TCP Westwood+ This protocol was an outcome of the TANGO project
  • Cost 290
  • WIP (Wireless Internet Protocol)
Editorial Activity
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • Area Editor of Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier
  • Formerly Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Selected publications

( Complete list of publications )

  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano, and S. Mascolo
    Local SIP Overload Control: Controller Design and Optimization by Extremum Seeking
    IEEE CDC 2013, Firenze, Italy, December 2013 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Carlucci, and S. Mascolo
    Experimental Investigation of the Google Congestion Control for Real-Time Flows
    ACM SIGCOMM 2013 Workshop on Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking, Hong Kong, China, to appear (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco and S. Mascolo
    An Adaptive Video Streaming Control System: Modeling, Validation, and Performance Evaluation
    IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, in press (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano, and S. Mascolo
    Local SIP Overload Control
    WWIC 2013, S. Petersburg, Russia, June, 2013, to appear
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, and D. Calamita
    A Resource Allocation Controller for Cloud-based Adaptive Video Streaming
    IEEE ICC'13 - 1st International Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking and Services (MCN), Budapest, Hungary, June, 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    Feedback Control for Adaptive Live Video Streaming
    ACM Multimdia Systems, San Jose, CA, Feb 23-25,2011 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    An Experimental Investigation of the Akamai Adaptive Video Streaming
    in Proc of USAB 2010, special session Interactive Multimedia Applications (WIMA), Klagenfurt, Austria, 3-4 November 2010, LCNS 6389, pp. 447-464, Springer-Verlag, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16607-5 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    A Mathematical Model of the Skype VoIP Congestion Control Algorithm
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55, n. 3, pp. 790-795, Mar 2010 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    A Mismatch Controller for Implementing High-Speed Rate-based Transport Protocols
    in Proc of 17th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP '09), Princeton, NJ, USA, Oct. 13-16, 2009
  • G. Boggia, P. Camarda, L. A. Grieco, S. Mascolo
    Feedback-based Control for Providing Real-time Services using the 802.11e MAC
    IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking - April, 2007 (PDF)
  • L.A. Grieco, S. Mascolo,
    Adaptive Rate Control for Streaming Flows over the Internet
    ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Regular paper, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp. 517 - 532, Jun. 2004 (PDF)
  • L. A. Grieco, S. Mascolo
    Performance evaluation and comparison of Westwood+, New Reno and Vegas TCP congestion control
    ACM Computer Communication Review, Volume 34, Issue 2, Apr. 2004 (PDF)
  • C. Casetti, M. Gerla, S. Mascolo, M. Sanadidi, R. Wang
    TCP Westwood: end-to-end bandwidth estimation for enhanced transport over wireless links
    ACM Wireless Networks, vol. 8, no. 5, pp.467-479. Kluwer Academic Publisher., Sept. 2002 (PDF)
  • M. Gerla, R. Locigno, S. Mascolo, W. Weng
    Generalized Window Advertising for TCP Congestion Control
    European Transactions on Telecommunications, no. 6, pp. 549-562., Nov/Dec. 2002. (PDF)
  • Saverio Mascolo, Claudio Casetti, Mario Gerla, M. Y. Sanadidi, Ren Wang
    TCP Westwood: Bandwidth Estimation for Enhanced Transport over Wireless Links
    ACM Mobicom 2001, Rome, Italy, July 16-21 2001 (PDF)
  • S. Mascolo
    Smith's Principle for Congestion Control in High Speed Data Networks
    IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 358-364., Feb 2000, (PDF)
  • S. Mascolo
    Congestion control in high-speed communication networks using the Smith principle
    Automatica, vol. 35, no. 12, Dec. 1999, pp. 1921-1935. Special Issue on “Control methods for communication networks”. (PDF)
  • M.P. Fanti, B. Maione, S. Mascolo, B. Turchiano
    Event-based Feedback Control for deadlock Avoidance in Flexible Production Systems
    IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, vol. 13, No. 3, June 1997 (PDF)
  • G. Grassi, S. Mascolo
    Nonlinear observer design to synchronize hyperchaotic systems via a scalar signal
    IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems, Special Issue on Chaos Synchronization, Control, and Applications, vol. 44, no. 10, October 1997 (PDF)