- PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2006
- Postdoctoral researcher in computer security at University of California Santa Barbara (2006 - 2008)
- Davide Balzarotti has defended his HDR (french appellation for "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches") in 2015
- 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 2016, he received with his co-authors the "ACM Europe Student Best Paper Award" for the article "PhishEye: Live Monitoring of Sandboxed Phishing Kits" (CCS 2016)
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).
In 2011, he had been awarded the Distinguished Paper Award for the article "Automated discovery of parameter pollution vulnerabilities in web-applications".