Ph.D. students

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

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Recent publications

P. Colombo, E. Ferrari. Towards Towards Virtual Private NoSQL Datastore, ICDE 2016, to appear.

L. Bahri, A. Soliman, J. Squillaci, B. Carminati, E. Ferrari, and S. Girdzijauskas, Beat the DIVa – Decentralized Identity Validation for Online Social Networks. ICDE 2016 (demo track), to appear.

N. Laleh, B. Carminati, E. Ferrari. Risk Assessment in Social Networks based on User Anomalous Behaviour. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), to appear.

D. A. Albertini, B. Carminati, E. Ferrari. An extended access control mechanism exploiting data dependencies.  International Journal of Information Security (IJS), Springer. February 2016.

B. Carminati, E. Ferrari,  N.H, Tran. Trustworthy and Effective Person-to-Person Payments over Multi-hop MANETs.  Journal of Network and Computer Applications,  60, 2016.

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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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