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Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro
University College London
Department of Computer Science
Information Security Group
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).
- Media coverage on our work on Web filtering in Syria: MIT Tech Review, Boing Boing, ACM Tech News, Physics Central, Motherboard, Newsweek, Esmateria (ES).
- If you are interested in pursuing a PhD under my supervision, let me know ASAP. Application deadline is April 1st (see here). Funding may be available.
- 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).
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