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Mario Baldi

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Mario Baldi is a Fellow at Pensando Systems, Inc., Milpitas, CA and an Associate Professor of Information Processing Systems (on leave) at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino (Technical University of Turin), Italy. 

Mario Baldi received his M.Sc. Degree with honors (Summa Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Computer and System Engineering in 1998 both from Politecnico di Torino. He was Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino from 1997 to 2002; Vice President for Protocol Architecture at Synchrodyne Networks, Inc., New York, from 1999 till 2001; head of the Computer Networks Group (NetGroup) at the Department of Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino from 2001 till 2007; Project Manager and Vice Dean of the PoliTong Sino-Italian Campus at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and coordinator of the BSc programme in Information Technology Engineering from 2007 till 2010; Chair of the International Relations Committee of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering from 2012 until 2019; Principal Architect at Embrane, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, from 2010 to 2012; Principal Member of Techncial Staff with the CTO Office at Narus, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, from 2012 to 2014; Data Scientist Director with the CTO Office at Symantec Corporation, Mountain View, CA, in 2015; Director of Technology with Cisco Systems, New York, NY, from 2015 to 2019. He is a Distinguished Technologist with Pensando Systems, Inc., Milpitas, CA, since 2020.

Mario Baldi has been Guest Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Honorary Visiting Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Professor at Institut de Technologie du Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and visiting researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, at Columbia University, New York, NY, and at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, CA.

As part of his extensive research activity Mario Baldi has been writing funding proposals for, managing, and contributing to various networking projects, involving Universities and industrial partners, funded by European Union, Local Government, and various companies, including Telecommunications Carriers, such as Infostrada and Telecom Italia, vendors, such as Cisco Systems, Inc. and Intel, and research institutions, such as Telecom Italia Labs and Microsoft Research.

Mario Baldi has provided on a regular basis consultancy and training services, both directly to companies and through various training and network consultancy centers.

He co-authored over 150 papers on various networking related topics and two books, one (currently at the second edition) on internetworking and one on switched local area networks.

Mario Baldi is co-inventor in 35 patents issued by the United States Patent Office, one patent issued by the European Patent Office, and one pending application to the United States Patent Office in the fields of high performance networking, security, and advanced network traffic analysis.

His research and engineering work have focused on various areas related to computer networks, including programmable data planes, big data analytics, trust in distributed software execution, internetworking, high performance switching, optical networking, quality of service, multimedia over packet networks, and voice over IP.

Mario is a Pro Board certified Firefighter I and II and servers as a Firefighter and Ambulance Driver with the Cundy's Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in Harpswell, ME, since 2018.

full resume is available on Mario Baldi's web site.

Last Update in June 2021