distributed and networked systems, social networks, computer system security and privacy.

research fellows & phd students

Simone Bronzini, phd student

Generoso Carbone, MS fellow

Adriano Di Luzio, phd student

Danilo Francati, MS fellow

Massimo La Morgia, phd student

Daniele Mattiacci, research fellow

Eugenio Nerio Nemmi, MS fellow

Enis Ulqinaku, phd student


Sokol Kosta, assistant professor at Aalborg University, Denmark

Julinda Stefa, assistant professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Vasile C. Perta, Google

Marco V. Barbera, Facebook

Antonio Davoli, CTO at WalletSaver, Rome, Italy

Natascia Piroso, Software Developer at Codin Spa, Rome, Italy

Vishwas Patil, IIT Mumbai, India.

professional activity

head of the Department of Computer Science at Sapienza University, 2015-2018.

speaker at the Lipari School on Computational Social Science, July 26 - Aug 1 2015.

some events I am involved with: tpc member of IEEE ICC 2018, ACM CoNEXT 2017, ACM WiSec 2017, IEEE INFOCOM 2017, IEEE Mobile Cloud 2017, IEEE Mobile Cloud 2016, IEEE INFOCOM 2016; organizing committee member of BIG 2015 - Big Data Innovators Gathering; tpc member of IEEE INFOCOM 2015, IEEE IPDPS 2015, IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, IEEE MASS 2012, IEEE INFOCOM 2012, IEEE SECON 2012, IEEE INFOCOM 2011, IEEE SECON 2011, IEEE MASS 2010, and IEEE SECON 2010.

head for graduate studies in computer science at Sapienza University, 2012-2015.


Google faculty research award 2013.

IEEE Secon best demo award 2013.

IEEE Infocom best demo award 2013.

Marie Curie fellowship at the University of California San Diego, and at Sapienza University of Rome (2010-2012).

best paper award - IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2002 (with Romeo Rizzi).

ee-systems outstanding research paper award of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2000 (with Reetinder P. S. Sidhu and Viktor K. Prasanna).

best paper award in the Algorithms and Applications Area - Fifth IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing (HIPC), Madras (India), 1998 (with Alan A. Bertossi).

recent grants

Rapid: Heterogeneous Secure Multi-level Remote Acceleration Service for Low-Power Integrated Systems and Devices, H2020-ICT-2014-1, 2015-2018.

INF@NZIA DIGI.tales 3.6, Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation, Italian MIUR, 2014-2016.

Spai: Protecting Privacy in Internet Applications, Italian Ministry of Economic Development, 2015.

Google faculty award: Detecting traffic differentiation in broadband and mobile networks, Google Inc., 2013-2014.

Tropic: Distributed computing, storage and radio resource allocation over cooperative femtocells, FP7-ICT-2011-8, 2012-2015.

Iot-A:  Internet of things - Architecture, FP7-ICT-2009-5, 2010-2013.

Rational:  Secure Mobile Networks of Selfish Individuals, Marie Curie Fellowship, FP7-People-2009-IOF, 2010-2012.