University College London
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Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro

Senior Lecturer
University College London
Department of Computer Science
Information Security Group



About me

I am a Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor) at University College London (UCL). I am affiliated with the Computer Science Department and the Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research. My research interests include Security, Privacy, and Applied Cryptography and I enjoy investigating these topics in inter-disciplinary contexts, including Information Retrieval, Genomics, Ethnography, and Big Data Analytics.

Before joining UCL, I spent two years (2011-2013) as a permanent, full-time research scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), née Xerox PARC. In 2011, I received a PhD in Networked Systems from the University of California, Irvine, advised by Gene Tsudik. My dissertation, titled "Sharing Sensitive Information with Privacy," is available for download here.

While in graduate school, I interned at Nokia Research (2010), INRIA Rhone-Alpes (2009), and NEC Research Labs (2008).
I am originally from Italy, and I received a (5-year) "laurea" degree in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (summa cum laude).



  • Term 1: Guest lectures for Computer Security 1, taught by Dr. George Danezis (MSc Information Security, COMPGA01).
  • Term 2: Computer Security 2 (MSc Information Security, COMPGA02).

Current Activities

  • PETS 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 16-18, 2014, Program Co-Chair
  • WiSec 2014, Oxford, U.K., July 23-25, 2014, PC Member
  • WWW 2014, Seoul, Korea, April 7-11, 2014, PC Member
  • SESOC 2014, Budapest, Hungary, March 18, 2014, PC Member
  • Click here for past activities

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