Gianni Antichi was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1982. He received the B.E. and the M.E. degrees in telecommunications engineering and the PhD degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2005, 2007, and 2011, respectively. He was recipient of a scholarship issued by ERICSSON for his PhD program. In 2010, he was a visiting student research collaborator at the Computer Lab at Cambridge University, UK. During this period he collaborated with Dr. Andrew Moore on an high-speed and low-cost solution for network monitoring.
From 2010 to may 2012 he was a research associate at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa, and a teaching assistant at the University of Pisa for the Telecommunication Networks course.
Dr. Antichi is currently a research associate at the Computer Lab of the University of Cambridge. Moreover he has given some talks in UK, Czech Republic and Germany about High Speed Packet Classification, IP Lookup and Pattern Matching techniques. Since the end of 2012 he has entered in the NetFPGA 10G DEV team. He is in charge of develop some core functionalities for the upcoming next version of the NetFPGA. The NetFPGA is a line-rate, flexible, and open platform for research, and classroom experimentation. More than 1,000 NetFPGA systems have been deployed at over 150 institutions in over 15 countries around the world.
His research interests are in the area of hardware accelerated networking systems, network design, network monitoring, packet classification and software defined networks. He has participated to several research projects, both at national level (PRIN "Progetto di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale" funded by the Italian Ministry for Research and Education) and European level (STREP and IP funded by the European Community). Moreover, he has co-authored more than 20 papers presented in leading international journals and conferences.