- PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2006
- Postdoctoral researcher in computer security at University of California Santa Barbara (2006 - 2008)
- Before joining EURECOM, Davide spent almost two years in Santa Barbara as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at UCSB, working in the Computer Security Lab with Professor Giovanni Vigna and Professor Richard Kemmerer.
- In 2007 he participated in the red team involved in testing the capability and security of the voting machines certified for use in the State of Ohio (Project Everest) and he was also a member of the red team in the top-to-bottom review of the electronic voting machines certified for use in California.
In 2013, he received with his co-authors the Best Student Paper Award for the article: "Implementation and implications of a stealth hard-drive backdoor" (ACSAC 2013).