I have received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, in 2014 and I am currently a post-doc researcher at the same department. My research interests include Applied Cryptography, Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks, Security, Privacy and Software Defined Networking. I have contributed to these research topics with several papers published in leading venues, such as Ad Hoc Networks and the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS). During my postdoc and PhD, I have participated in several European projects, including the FP7 ARTEMIS CHIRON project, the FP7 GENESI project and the FP7 SUNRISE project. I was also an active member of the national PRIN project TENACE, where I have designed and developed security solutions focused on the protection of national critical infrastructures from cyber threats. Moreover, I am collaborating with Sapienza start-up companies and research centers to design novel technologies supporting secure, cooperative and heterogeneous wireless networks for applications raging from environmental and infrastructure monitoring, to healthcare and homeland security.

I designed and developed security solutions, such as a tiny version of TLS, reviewed research work for international journals such as IEEE Sensors, Springer Wireless Networks, Elsevier Computer Standard and Interfaces, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and international conferences such as ACM MobiHoc, ACM MobiCom, IEEE ICC, and shared ideas and results in many project meetings and international conferences.

Research Appointments

  • Present 2014

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    University of Rome "La Sapienza", Computer Science Department

  • 2016

    Visiting Researcher

    University of Palermo, Electrical Engineer Department

  • 2015

    Visiting Researcher

    Northeastern University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Deparment

  • 2014 2013

    Security Engineer/Researcher

    Nexse, Rome

  • 2010 2009

    Research Assistant

    University of Rome "La Sapienza", Computer Science Department

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2014

    Ph.D. in Computer Science - Security

    University of Rome "La Sapienza"

  • MSc2009

    Master in Computer Science - Security

    University of Rome "La Sapienza"

  • BSc2007

    Bachelor in Computer Science

    University of Cagliari, Italy

Honors and Awards

  • 2011
    PhD Scholarship
    Granted by the Regione Sardegna within the Master & Back program.
  • 2010
    PhD Scholarship
    Granted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
  • 2009
    Best Master Thesis Award
    Winner of CLUSIT's best master thesis prize 5th edition.
  • 2007-2009
    University Scholarship
    Scholarship awarded on academic merit at University of Rome "La Sapienza".