I am currently an R&D engineer at Ekinops in Sophia Antipolis.

From 2012 to 2016 I was a PhD candidate in the SigNet team at I3S/CNRS (Sophia Antipolis, France), under the supervision of Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (I3S/CNRS) and Chadi Barakat (Inria).

My PhD thesis focused on the inference of network neutrality violations at the access ISP. A summary of my work is available on this poster. My scholarship is funded by Labex.

My research interests include communication networks, network measurements, Internet neutrality and Internet tomography.

Here is my CV in English (updated) and French (outdated).

Contact me at riccardoravaioli [ at ] gmail . com

PhD Thesis


Professional Experience

  • August 2016 – now: R&D engineer at Ekinops – Sophia Antipolis, France.
    Developing middleware for a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) open platform that enables users to effortlessly instantiate a variety of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and create complex network topologies on the fly.
  • March 2012 – August  2012: intern at INRIA – Sophia Antipolis, France
    Supervised by Chadi Barakat, team Diana. Design et initial development of a novel method for the detection of traffic differentiation


  • 2011-2012 Master’s Degree in Ubiquitous Computing, UbiNet Master’s Program, Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis
  • 2010-2012 Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Università di Bologna
  • 2009-2010 One-year study-abroad program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2007-2010 Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Università di Bologna