Ph.D. students

I am always looking for highly-motivated PhD students, especially students interested in privacy and security for Big Data and social networks. Send me an email with your resume, if interested.

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I am PC co-chair for CIC 2015.

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Recent publications

B. Carminati, E. Ferrari, M. Guglielmi. Detection of Unspecified Emergencies for Controlled Information Sharing. IEEE TDSC, to appear.

H. Ulusoy, P. Colombo, E. Ferrari, M. Kantarcioglu, E. Pattuk. GuardMR: Fine-grained Security Policy Enforcement for MapReduce Systems. Proc. of th 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS’15), to appear.

E. Medvet, A. Bartoli,  B. Carminati, E. Ferrari, Evolutionary Inference of Attribute-based Access Control Policies, 8th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO), 2015, Guimarães (Portugal), to appear.

Pietro Colombo, Elena Ferrari. Efficient Enforcement of Action-aware Purpose-based Access Control within Relational Database Management Systems, IEEE TKDE, to appear.


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IBM Faculty Award

I received an IBM Faculty Award for my proposal “Privacy-preserving Big Data Analytics” (research done in collaboration with Pietro Colombo).

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I have  been named  IEEE Fellow for contributions to security and privacy for data and applications

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I have  been named  2011 ACM Distinguished Scientist.  See the press release at the ACM Web Site.

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Google award

I received a Google research award for my proposal “Privacy Preference Mining: combining social search technologies and data mining tools to protect the privacy of On-line social network users”.

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IEEE interview

Check my interview with the IEEE Computer Society.

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IEEE award

Elena Ferrari has been selected as the recipient of an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions to Secure Data Management.

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