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 CollaborateCom 2015.

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Recent publications

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.

Medvet, Bartoli, Carminati, Ferrari, Evolutionary Inference of Attribute-based Access Control Policies, 8th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO), 2015, Guimarães (Portugal), to appear.
W. Lucia, E. Ferrari. EgoCentric: Ego Networks for Knowledge-based Short Text Classification. Proc. of the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014), August 2014.

C. Akcora, E. Ferrari. Computing Trust in Ego Networks with Imperfect Circles. Proc. of the IEEE/ACM Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014).

Pietro Colombo, Elena Ferrari. Enforcement of Purpose Based Access Control within Relational Database Management Systems, IEEE TKDE, 11(4): 318-331 (2014).


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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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