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Flavio Esposito, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science

Courses Taught

CSCI 4360 Web Technologies, CSCI 4530 Computer Security, CSCI 5360 Web Technologies, CSCI 5530 Computer Security, CSCI 4530 Computer Security, CSCI 5530 Computer Security


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Boston University
  • M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

Flavio Esposito received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Boston University in 2013, and his Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Florence, Italy. His research interests include network management, network virtualization and distributed systems. Prior to joining SLU, Flavio worked at Exegy, St. Louis and at Alcatel-Lucent, Italy.

Flavio interned at Bell Laboratories, NJ, at Raytheon BBN Technologies, MA, and at EURECOM, France; he was also a visiting researcher at the Center for Wireless Communications, Finland.

Research Interests

  • Data Communication
  • Distributed Systems

Publications and Media Placements

  • Jianyu Wang, Jianli Pan, Flavio Esposito, Prasad Calyam, Zhicheng Yang, and Prasant Mohapatra. “Edge Cloud Offloading Algorithms: Issues, Methods, and Perspectives”. In: CoRR abs/1806.06191 (2018). arXiv: 1806.06191. url:
  • Gabriele Castellano, Flavio Esposito, and Fulvio Risso. “A Distributed Architecture for Edge Service Orchestration with Guarantees”. In: CoRR abs/1803.05499 (2018). arXiv: 1803.05499. url
  • Andrew Crutcher, Caleb Koch, Kyle Coleman, Jon Patman, Flavio Esposito, and Prasad Calyam. “Hyperprofile-based Computation Offloading for Mobile Edge Networks”. In: CoRR abs/1707.09422 (2017). arXiv: 1707.09422. url
  • Flavio Esposito, Andrej Cvetkovski, Tooska Dargahi, and Jianli Pan. “Complete edge function onloading for effective backend-driven cyber foraging”. In: 13th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2017, Rome, Italy, October 9-11, 2017. 2017, pp. 1–8. doi: 10.1109/WiMOB.2017.8115808. url
  • Flavio Esposito. “Catena: A distributed architecture for robust service function chain instantiation with guarantees”. In: 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization, NetSoft 2017, Bologna, Italy, July 3-7, 2017. 2017, pp. 1–9. doi: 10.1109/NETSOFT.2017.8004103. url

Honors and Awards

  • Spring 2021: Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technologies at SLU.

  • Spring 2021: Finalist for the Undergraduate Mentoring Award, College of Arts and Sciences at SLU