Elena Ferrari is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Italy where she leads the STRICT SociaLab and is the scientific director of the K&SM Research Center. Her research interests are related to various aspects of data management, including social networks and the social web, security, privacy, trust, and cloud computing.
She received the IEEE Computer Society’s prestigious 2009 Technical Achievement Award for “outstanding and innovative contributions to secure data management”. She is an IEEE fellow (for contributions to security and privacy for data and applications) and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
In 2011, she received a Google research award for her research on social network privacy.
Prof. Ferrari is in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, the Transactions on Data Privacy, and the International Journal of Information Technology (IJIT). She is the PC-Co-chair of ICDE 2014 and SCC 2014.
Barbara Carminati is an assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Italy. She visited several foreign universities as visiting researcher, among which: National University of Singapore, University of Texas at Dallas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Tsinghua University, Beijng.
Her main research interests are related to security and privacy for innovative applications, like XML data sources, semantic web, data outsourcing, web service, data streams and online social networks. On these topics Barbara has published more than 60 publications in international journals and conference proceedings.
Barbara Carminati has been involved in several research projects. She is currently PI project funded by European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD).
Barbara Carminati is the editor in chief of the Computer Standards & Interfaces journal, Elsevier press. She has been involved in the organization of several international conferences as program committee members as well as program and general chair.
Pietro Colombo received his Laurea (B.Sc.) and Laurea Magistrale (M.Sc.) degree in Computer Science from Università dell’Insubria (Varese, Italy) in 2002 and 2004, respectively. After spending one year at CEFRIEL-Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy) in the Software Engineering research unit, in July 2005 he received his 2nd Level Master in Information Technology. In January 2009 he obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science from Università dell’Insubria under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Coen Porisini and Prof. Luigi Lavazza. After a short postdoctoral term at Università dell’Insubria, he spent one year (from September 2009 to August 2010) as post doctoral fellow at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in Prof. Ferhat Khendek’s research team.
Currently Pietro is research associate at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences (DiSTA) of Università dell’Insubria and collaborates with the research groups headed by Prof. Elena Ferrari and Prof. Alberto Coen Porisini. Pietro’s main research interests are related to requirements analysis and specification, data privacy and model driven engineering.
Davide Albertini is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Varese. He received his Bachelor in 2010 after an Erasmus period at Trinity College, Dublin, where he worked on big data analysis exploiting unsupervised learning techniques. The M.Sc degree (received with first-class honors) has been achieved in 2012 with a thesis on secure data sharing in Cloud based frameworks. His main research topics are related to security and privacy issues with regard to access control in database systems.
Gökhan Sağırlar is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Varese starting from October,2015. He received his Bachelor in 2015 with an high honors degree from Ege University, Turkey, where he mainly focused on IoT and Data Analysis Systems. He worked in IBM as a long term intern for four months and he did an internship at Turkey’s biggest defense company Aselsan. His main research topics are related to security and privacy issues on Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain Technologies.
Bikash Chandra Singh
Bikash Chandra Singh is now a PhD student in the department of Computer Science, University of Insubria, Italy from October, 2015. He obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc degree from the department of Information and Communication Engineering, Islamic University, Bangladesh. He worked as a researcher in TIGP, Academia Sinica, Taiwan for one month, where his research mainly focused on big data analysis. Before joining as a PhD student to this University, he was a faculty member at Islamic University, Bangladesh. His main research interests are on privacy preference on Personal Data Storage (PDS).
Md. Zulfikar Alom
Md. Zulfikar Alom currently working towards his PhD in the department of Computer Science, University of Insubria, Varese- Italy from October, 2016. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Information and Communication Engineering from Islamic University, Bangladesh in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He received the ICT Ministry Fellowship award for his Master research from the ICT Division-Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. His main research interests are related to security and privacy issues on data management system.