Thesis

Prerequisites

My cur­rent research is about lar­ge-sca­le distri­bu­ted systems, cloud com­pu­ting, lar­ge-sca­le gra­ph ana­ly­sis, data mining and P2P systems. Students of the Laurea Triennale inte­re­sted in doing their the­sis with me should have alrea­dy com­ple­ted the cour­ses on Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Algorithms and Data Structures, Programming 1. Students of Laurea Magistrale should have com­ple­ted cour­ses on Distributed Systems and/or Big Data, depen­ding on the con­tent of thesis.

How to ask for a thesis

The pro­cess of pai­ring a stu­dent to her/his super­vi­sor is real­ly a ran­dom one, in Trento as well as in Italian uni­ver­si­ties. Students ask for a the­sis, pro­fes­sors pro­po­se some ideas or refu­se, clai­ming that they are over­com­mit­ted / they have too many stu­den­ts / they have no pro­jec­ts at the moment / etc.

In my case, some­ti­mes I am real­ly obli­ged to say no; the­re are periods in which I recei­ve four-five requests per week, and clear­ly I can­not be a good super­vi­sor for all of them. In order to under­stand if a stu­dent is the right per­son for a the­sis, I ask you to send me a mail spe­ci­fy­ing the fol­lo­wing information:

  • When you want to start
  • When you want to finish (ideal­ly)
  • How many exams you need to pass in order to com­ple­te your degree
  • The list of exams as out­put by Esse3, with the marks that you have obtained
  • The gra­de point ave­ra­ge (voto medio pesato)
  • If you have addi­tio­nal expe­rien­ces besi­de the cour­ses at the uni­ver­si­ty, add a CV
  • Your per­so­nal inte­rests in the field of com­pu­ter science

I pre­fer to super­vi­se the­ses that are either com­ple­te­ly exter­nal (sta­ge + the­sis com­ple­ted in a com­pa­ny) or com­ple­te­ly inter­nal (UniTN intern­ship + the­sis com­ple­ted at DISI). This cor­re­sponds to 15 ECTS cre­di­ts at the Bachelor level (appro­xi­ma­te­ly 2.5 mon­ths full-time, lon­ger if part-time) and to 30 ECTS cre­di­ts at the master level (appro­xi­ma­te­ly 5 mon­ths full-time, lon­ger if part-time).

Current status

Accepting requests for 2022 — by the end of September, I will try to match stu­den­ts with sta­ge at com­pa­nies such as SpazioDati, U‑Hopper, Think-In, research cen­tres like Eurecat — Barcelona, and ideas coming from myself. The selec­tion is done by com­pa­nies, based on on their own cri­te­ria, and by myself, based on the ave­ra­ge gra­des and the gra­de of ASD.

My goal is to not exceed 20 stu­den­ts for 2022. If more requests are recei­ved, I will try to pro­vi­de a final answer (taken / not taken) by October 2021.

Expected period of graduation #
Spring 2021 (March) 3
Summer 2021 (July) 14
Autumn 2021 (September-December) 7

How to write a thesis

When I review the the­sis, I end up giving always the same sug­ge­stions. I’ve col­lec­ted them in this page.

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