The Neubot team is based at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino. Neubot project lead is Simone Basso, research fellow of the Nexa Center and former PhD student at Politecnico. He develops Neubot in collaboration with and under the supervision of dr. Antonio Servetti, dr. Federico Morando and prof. Juan Carlos De Martin.
Simone is a post-doctoral researcher and developer at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino. His main research interest is measuring the internet from the edges with active means. He developed to Neubot, a tool to measure internet performance. He contributes to MeasurementKit (a network measurement library for mobile and embedded devices) and OONI (a tool to measure internet censorship).
Antonio Servetti received the MS degree in Computer Engineering in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 2004, both from the Politecnico of Turin, Italy. In 2003 Dr. Servetti was a Visiting Scholar supervised by prof. J.D. Gibson at the Signal Compression Laboratory of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he worked on low bit-rate scalable speech coding and selective encryption for multimedia communications. He is now an assistant professor on Computer Engineering with the Dipartimento di Automatica ed Informatica of the Politecnico di Torino.
His research focuses on speech and audio signal processing, coding and transmission over wired and wireless packet networks. He his member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and of the International Speech Communication Association.
Federico is an economist, with interdisciplinary research interests focused on the intersection between law, economics and technology. His research activity at the Nexa Center mainly concerns new models of production and sharing of digital contents. He also taught intellectual property and competition law at Bocconi University in Milan and he is an associate editor of the IJCLP. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Bocconi Univ. and a master’s degree in Economic theory and econometrics from the Univ. of Toulouse. He holds a Ph.D. in Institutions, Economics and Law from the Univ. of Turin and Ghent with a dissertation about software interoperability. He joined the working group of the Nexa Center in 2006 at the beginning of its first year of formal activity. From Dec. 2012, he leads the Creative Commons Italy project and he is a member of the Open Team of Regione Piemonte that launched and steers the development of the first Italian open government data portal. From 2008 to 2012, in his position as the first Managing Director of the Center, he worked closely with the Directors to define staff and project goals and to coordinate the Center’s fellows. From 2013 he is Director of Research and Policy, focusing on the coordination of the cross-disciplinary research activities of the Center and on the related policy support actions.
Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino's Information Engineering School, where he leads, together with Prof. A.R. Meo, the Internet Media Group, he previously spent several years at Italy's National Research Council, two years as Visiting Scholar at the University of California, and two years in Dallas as Texas Instruments technical staff member and (2000) as adjunct professor at the University of Texas. Since 2005 he has been leading the Creative Commons Italy project, which he had-cofounded in 2003, and in 2006 founded the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society at the Politecnico di Torino. Since September 2007 Juan Carlos De Martin is the coordinator of COMMUNIA, the European Thematic Network on the digital public domain. He is also a IEEE member and author, or co-author, of over ninety international scientific publications.