Diego Perino


In the last months it was great to participate to Mobile World Congress AI convergence the next frontier for Telco session, Applied Machine Learning Days AI for Telco session and ECO6G European Ecosystem event for 6G where I presented our view on AI for networks and privacy preserving algorithms and mechanisms!
Check our our paper Privacy-Preserving AI for Future Networks hot topic of Communication of the ACM!
Our paper PPFL: Privacy-preserving Federated Learning with Trusted Execution Environments has been awarded as Best Paper at ACM MobiSys 2021!
Our paper giving insights into how a real-world IPX provider operates has been accepted at ACM SIGCOMM 2021!
In the last month it was great to participate to two great panels at ACM SACMAT (Security in the Age of Intelligent and Resourceful Adversaries) and MEDCOMNET (Network Intelligence for the future) and give a Keynote at MAISP MobiSys workshop (Decentralized Privacy Preserving Artificial Intelligence for Next Generation Telco Industry)!


I work at the boundaries of research and innovation, to advance state of the art in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) areas, and ensure the successful exploitation of research outputs via technology transfer and industrial impact.

I am currently the Director of Telefonica Research (Barcelona, Spain) and I lead a team of researchers in Machine Learning/Deep Learning, HCI, Security/Privacy and Networks/Systems. The aim of the team is to carry research studies on several technological areas of interest to the Telefónica Group and generate impact through technology transfers. Main research and innovation projects of my team at Telefonica include AI applied to networks at large (e.g., fixed, mobile, IoT, platforms), network and system design and measurements, privacy preserving and secure AI, web privacy, SDN/NFV/edge, AI for cognitive applications.

From September 2009 to June 2016 I worked at Bell Labs (Paris, France) and in 2016 six months at NICTA (Sydney, Australia). During these years I worked on NFV/SDN, wearable networking, Content-Centric Networking, Content Delivery Networks, and Distributed Systems.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Paris Diderot-Paris 7 university in 2009. My Ph.D. Thesis was a collaboration between Orange Labs and INRIA through a CIFRE contract, and focused on algorithms for peer-to-peer multimedia streaming.

I received my M.S. in Networking engineering at Politecnico di Torino and Eurecom Institute of Sophia Antipolis in 2006. I also obtained a Research Master in Networking and distributed systems at Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.