Riccardo Bassoli received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Next, he received his Ph.D. degree from 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at University of Surrey (UK), in 2016, with his theses entitled ’Network Coding for Efficient Vertical Handovers’. He is currently postdoctoral researcher at Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), at University of Trento (Italy). He was a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the GREENET project, funded by European Commission. During that period he worked at Instituto de Telecomunicac¸oes (Portugal) and he was visiting researcher at Airbus Defence and Space (France). He is actively involved in Dynamic Architecture based on UAVs Monitoring for border Security and Safety (DAVOSS) project, funded by NATO. Currently, he is Senior Researcher at TU Dresden, Germany. His main research interests include theoretical aspects of software-defined networking, network function virtualisation, network slicing and autonomic networks.