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Marco Prandini

Alma Mater Studiorum, Universita di Bologna

 

Studies:

  • Master degree in Computer Engineering "magna cum laude", got in July 1995 from the University of Bologna, presenting the thesis "A programming environment for the real-time control of a high-dexterity robotic manipulator".
  • Ph. D. in Electronics and Computer Engineering, got in February 2000 at the end of the regular 3-year course, presenting the thesis "Public-key infrastructures for secure transactions over untrusted networks".

Career:

 

Since 1996, my main activity has been researching the fields of computer and network security, applied cryptography and digital signatures.

Since January 1st, 2001 I am part of the full-time staff of the Engineering School of the University of Bologna, with the qualification of Confirmed (since January 1st, 2004) Researcher.

 

Teaching:

I have been in charge of various teaching activities at the University of Bologna, participating in the programming activity, in the production of the teaching materials and in actual teaching.

I was the tutor for about 60 students during the preparation of their thesis (both bachelor and master degrees)

 

Detailed teaching activity:

  • Tutoring for the Computer Networks course (years 1996, 1999-2003)
  • Tutoring fot the Logic Design course (year 1997)
  • Contents definition, design and partial teaching for the Network Administration course (year 2003) then full responsibility of the same course (since 2004), then re-design as Laboratory of System Administration with an extension triple than the original (2005 onwards)
  • Full responsibility of the Logic Design course (2001-2005)
  • Teaching of the Security module within the II-Level Master in System Integration (2004 -2005)
  • Scientific direction and partial teaching of the Advanced Education Course (Corso di Alta Formazione) "Information Security Expert" (2007, 2009)

Recent and current research projects:

 

  • Basic ministry-funded research 2000/2001: “IT Infrastructures for the handling of secure transactions in computer networks”
  • Basic ministry-funded research 2002/2003 “Security management within distributed computing architectures”
  • Basic ministry-funded research 2004/2005 “Configurable infrastructures for network security”
  • FIRB Project, Strategic Program "Enabling Technologies for the Knowledge Society - ICT", Target Project 2: Networks and Netputing “Middlewares for Advanced Services on Large Distributed Wired-Wireless Systems” - Coordinator Prof. Giovanni Chiola (November 2002/November 2005)
  • CNR Strategic Project (Law 449/97), Area: Distributed-Objects Complex Enabling ICT Platforms “Software Infrastructure for Hard-Environment-Specific Ad Hoc Networks” - Coordinator Prof. Carlo Ghezzi (Jan. 2003/Dec. 2005).
  • PRIN 2005: MObility BInding middleware (MOBI): mobile middleware for the adaptive binding to multi-modal services within mobile contexts - Scientific coordinator Prof. Marco Roccetti, Scientific referent Prof. Antonio Corradi (Jan. 2006 / Dec. 2007).

 

 

Activity in scientific boards:

  • Applied Computer Security Conference (ACSAC); reviewer since the year 2000
  • IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC); reviewer since 2004, TPC member since 2005
  • International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) – reviewer since 2011

 

Knowledge transfer and industrial collaborations:

  • Consultant in the design and administration of Internet server architectures since 1996.
  • Project management for university-industry research projects worth more than 200k€ in the 2007-2010 period.
  • Security analysis of e-voting systems for official usage by the Ministry of University and Research.

 

Research Interests: