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Francesco Devoti

 Francesco Devoti

Senior Research Scientist

Group Involvement, NEC Laboratories Europe

6G Networks

Research Interests

  • Reflective Intelligent Surfaces
  • Joint Communication and Sensing
  • Millimeter-Wave Technologies in 5G and 6G Networks
  • Network Slicing


  • Luis Blanco, Sławomir Kukliński, Engin Zeydan, Farhad Rezazadeh, Ashima Chawla, Lanfranco Zanzi, Francesco Devoti, Robert Kolakowski, Vasiliki Vlahodimitropoulou, Ioannis Chochliouros, Anne-Marie Bosneag, Sihem Cherrared, Luis A. Garrido, Sergio Barrachina-Muñoz, and Josep Mangues. 2023. AI-Driven Framework for Scalable Management of Network Slices. IEEE Communications Magazine 61, 11 (2023), 216–222
  • Francesco Devoti, Placido Mursia, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, and Xavier Costa-Pérez. 2023. Taming Aerial Communication With Flight-Assisted Smart Surfaces in the 6G Era: Novel Use Cases, Requirements, and Solutions. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine (2023).
  • Farhad Rezazadeh, Lanfranco Zanzi, Francesco Devoti, Sergio Barrachina-Muñoz, Engin Zeydan, Xavier Costa-Pérez, and Josep Mangues-Bafalluy. 2023. A Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach for RAN Resource Allocation in O-RAN. In IEEE INFOCOM 2023-IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS). IEEE, 1–2.
  • Francesco Devoti, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, and Xavier Costa-Perez. 2022. Passive and Privacy-Preserving Human Localization: A Social Distancing Approach Using Commercial Millimeter-Wave Access Points. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine 17, 4 (2022), 101–109.
  • Farhad Rezazadeh, Lanfranco Zanzi, Francesco Devoti, Hatim Chergui, Xavier Costa-Pérez, and Christos Verikoukis. 2022. On the Specialization of FDRL Agents for Scalable and Distributed 6G RAN Slicing Orchestration. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 72, 3 (2022), 3473–3487.
  • Antonio Albanese, Francesco Devoti, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Marco Di Renzo, and Xavier Costa-Pérez. 2022. MARISA: A self-configuring metasurfaces absorption and reflection solution towards 6G. In IEEE INFOCOM 2022-IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. IEEE, 250–259.
  • Placido Mursia, Francesco Devoti, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, and Xavier Costa-Pérez. 2021. RISe of flight: RIS-empowered UAV communications for robust and reliable air-to-ground networks. IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society 2 (2021), 1616–1629.
  • Francesco Devoti, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Ilario Filippini, and Xavier Costa-Perez. 2020. PASID: Exploiting indoor mmwave deployments for passive intrusion detection. In IEEE INFOCOM 2020-IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. IEEE, 1479–1488.


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