Prof. Dr. Roberto Di Pietro - Full professor of cyber security at the HBKU College of Science and Engineering, Doha-Qatar Digital Security
Date: July 1st 2019 Location: Eurecom - Eurecom
Title: Cybersecurity Research and Innovation Lab: Research activities and Possible Collaborations Abstract: The Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar, is a young but ambitious research oriented University. Among its research pillars, cybersecurity is a major one, as a result of a national strategic choice. In this context, the Cybersecurity Research and Innovation Lab (CRI-Lab) at HBKU-CSE is a relevant research player. In this talk, we will survey some of the research directions addressed by the CRI-Lab, for instance related to Avionics security, Cryptojacking, Virtualization Security, Wireless Security, to name a few, calling for possible collaborations on such topics---ideally leading to exchange/visits of both PhDs and researchers. Bio: Prof. Dr. Roberto Di Pietro is currently full professor of cyber security at the HBKU College of Science and Engineering, Doha-Qatar, leading the effort to establish a world class research and innovation center in cyber security. Prior to that, he served as Global Lead for Security Research at Bell Labs from 2013 to 2017. Besides his position at Nokia Bell Labs, Dr. Roberto Di Pietro was also Professor at University of Padova (with tenure). Prior to the above assignments, he was a faculty at University of Roma Tre (Roma, Italy), always dedicated to security research, research mentoring, and innovation. From 2009-2010 he was a Seconded National Expert to EUROJUST (The Hague). In 2011-12 he was awarded a Chair of Excellence at University Carlos III, Madrid, for his research results in security. In 2011 he co-founded a research-inspired start-up, providing innovative commercial solutions in the domain of Access Control (exited 2015). He started his Computer Scientist career back to the 1995, serving for a few years as senior military technical officer, within the Italian MoD, managing complex ICT projects with focus on security, aiming at supporting investigations, forensics, and operations. His research interests include Cloud Security, Distributed Systems Security, Blockchain Technology, Wireless Security, On-line Social Networks Security, OSINT, Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Forensics. On these topics, he has been publishing 190+ scientific papers, and has been contributing with patents and books. As for Google Scholar, he is totaling 7300+ citations, with h-index=41, and i-index=113.