Maddalena Nurchis

I'm a  PhD student in CSE (Computer Science and Engineering) at IMT, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca

I'm a research associate at IIT (Institute for Informatics and Telematics) at CNR (National Research Council) in Pisa

My PhD research activity focuses on opportunistic routing for wireless mesh networks. My research interests include also network coding, cross-layer techniques, cooperative forwarding, admission control.




August 2011 - January 2012

Research activity on the "Evaluation of solutions that guarantee communication reliability, low latency and energy efficiency in wireless multi-hop networks"

Department of Information Engineering

March 2008 – December 2011

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at IMT - Lucca.

Research topic: Opportunistic Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks.

Supervisors:  Prof. Luciano Lenzini, Dr. Marco Conti.

September - November 2010

Visiting PhD student at Prasant Mohapatra's Network Research Group

Computer Science Department

University of California

Davis, CA

December 2008

Master Degree in Computer Engineering - University of Pisa.

January – July 2006

Erasmus period - University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

March 2004

Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering - University of Pisa.



maddalena.nurchis AT imtlucca DOT it

Room A25 IIT - CNR - Pisa

Phone: +39 050 315 21 95


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Research Interest

My PhD research activity focuses on opportunistic routing in wireless mesh networks. My research interests include

  • wireless networks
  • opportunistic routing
  • network coding
  • cross-layer techniques
  • cooperative forwarding
  • machine learning techniques


R. Bruno, M. Conti and M. Nurchis, “RELADO: RELiable and ADaptive Opportunistic Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks”, to appear in IGI International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS), IGI Global, 2011

M. Nurchis, R. Bruno, M. Conti and L. Lenzini, “A Self-Adaptive Routing ParadigmforWirelessMeshNetworks Based on Reinforcement Learning”, Proc. of ACM MSWiM2011, November 2011

R. Bruno, M. Conti and M. Nurchis, “Opportunistic Packet Scheduling and Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks”, Wireless Days Conference (WD), Venice, October 20-22, 2010

R. Bruno, M. Conti, and M. Nurchis, "MaxOPP: a novel opportunistic routing for wireless mesh networks", IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), June 22 -25, 2010

R. Bruno and M. Nurchis, "Survey on diversity-based routing in wireless mesh networks: Challenges and solutions", Computer Communications, vol.33, pp. 269-282, February 2010. doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2009.09.003



EU-MESH: Enhanced, Ubiquitous, and Dependable Broadband Access using Mesh Networks.



Publicity Co-Chair at the 16th European Wireless Conference (EW2010)

Publicity Chair at the 3rd  IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in Mesh Networking (HotMESH 2011)




SIGCOMM 2010 Travel Grant



Computer Communications Journal (COMCOM),

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC),

Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC),

IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies and Standards for Wireless Mesh Networking (IEEE MeshTech.)

IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom)

Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks Journal (AHSWN)

Ad Hoc Networks Journal



7 - 11 September 2009

The Science of Complex Networks and the Internet: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics - Dr. Walter Willinger.

Research Area at National Research Council (CNR), Pisa.


20 -24 July 2009

Future Internet Summer School, University of Bremen, Germany.


13 - 26 July 2008

International School for Computer Science Researchers "Algorithms: Science and Engineering".

Lipari School, Lipari, Siciliy.


9 -13 May 2008

Data dissemination in VANETs and mobile sensor networks - Prof. Guohong Cao.

Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa.


IMT courses