Current Members

Elena Ferrari

Elena Ferrari

Elena Ferrari is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Italy where she leads the STRICT SociaLab. Her research interests cover many areas in the fields of cybersecurity, privacy, and trust management. On these topics, she has published more than 240 scientific publications in international journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Ferrari has several prestigious awards, including the 2009 IEEE Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions to Secure Data Management, an IBM Faculty Award (2014), and a Google Research Award (2010). She was elected an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2011 and an IEEE Fellow in 2012 (for contributions to security and privacy for data and applications). She has been included into the database of the 100 STEM Italian women experts and nominated one of the Italian inspiring fifty.

Prof. Ferrari’s has led several research projects in the last years. She is the chair or member of multiple steering committees (e.g., ACM SACMAT) and the PC chair of several prestigious conferences (e.g., ACM SACMAT, IEEE ICDE, ICWS, SCC, ACM/IEEE ASONAM). She is associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Data Science, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Internet Computing, Data Science and Engineering, and the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems.

Barbara Carminati

Barbara Carminati

Barbara Carminati is an associate 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

Pietro Colombo is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria (Italy), where he works within the STRICT SociaLab of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences. Dr. Colombo holds a BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Insubria, and a 2nd Level Master in Information Technology from CEFRIEL-Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Dr. Colombo’s most recent research activities are in the field of access control within NoSQL datastores, privacy-aware data management, and data protection within the Internet of Things ecosystems, however, he has also worked in the field of service availability and model-driven engineering. On all these topics he has been the author of more than 40 scientific papers which have been published in international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Colombo is also co-inventor of 2 US patents. 

Zulfikar Alom

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 thesis from the ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. His main research interests are related to Big Data, 
Internet-of-Things (IoT), Social Networks, Machine/Deep learning,  and security and privacy issues of the user-centric data management system.

Christian Rondanini

Christian Rondanini was born in Cuggiono, a small town in the north of Italy. He had all his education, up to master level, in the same region, with a Bachelor Degree (2015) and a Master Degree (2017) both in Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. He started his Ph.D. at the University of Insubria in 2017 with a research focus on privacy in Blockchain technology.

Anh-Tu Hoang

Anh-Tu Hoang is a Ph.D. student in the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. He graduated with a Bachelor in Software Engineering and Master in Information System at Vietnam National University. His research focuses on Data Privacy using on deep learning and machine learning techniques.

Federico Daidone

Federico Daidone is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Insubria, Italy. He received his Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering with high honors from the University of Palermo, Italy, where he mainly focused on Smart Grids. He received the “Michele Puccio” fellowship award for his experimental Master’s thesis from “Engineering Ingegneria Informatica”. The main research topics in his Ph.D. and STRICT Social Lab studies are related to decentralizing and enhancing data security and privacy in IoT, and improving performance and applicability of Blockchain technology, under the supervision and co-supervision of professors Ferrari and Carminati respectively.

Engin Deniz Tümer

Engin Deniz Tümer was born in Izmir, Turkey. He finished his Bachelor (2013) and Master degrees (2018) on Computer Engineering at Ege University – Turkey.
Before he has started his Ph.D. education, he was a Research Assistant in Computer Engineering at Celal Bayar University – Turkey. Currently, He is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Insubria – Italy. His main research topics are related to Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Minin and Security.