Mario Baldi

View from the window of my home

I am a Distinguished Technologist at Pensando Systems, Milpitas, CA and an Associate Professor of Information Processing Systems (on leave) at Politecnico di Torino (Technical University of Turin), Italy, and I live in an enchanted corner of Cundy’s Harbor, ME (see for yourself above).

I held various positions in established companies and startups in the computer networking industry, as well as several visiting professorships at Universities across four continents. I have authored over 150 scientific publications and two books, and am an inventor on dozens of patents.

Over the years, my research and engineering interests have covered programmable data planes, big data analytics, trust in software execution, internetworking, high performance switching, optical networking, quality of service, multimedia over packet networks, voice over IP, and computer networks in general.

I hold an M.S. with honors (Summa Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Engineering, both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

A full resume and the complete list of my publications are available on my website at

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