Curriculum (Highlights)

Claudio Agostino Ardagna PhD
Full Professor
Dipartimento di Informatica (DI)
Universita' degli Studi di Milano

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1. Education

PhD in Computer Science at Universita' degli Studi di Milano [February 2008]

PhD student in Computer Science "XX cycle" at Universita' degli Studi di Milano [November 2004 - November 2008]

Laurea in computer science, with full marks and honors, from the Universita' degli Studi di Milano [October 2003]

2. Professional Experience

Full Professor, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, (Dipartimento di Informatica) [September 2020 - Present]

Associate Professor, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, (Dipartimento di Informatica) [March 2015 - September 2020]

Assistant Professor, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, (Dipartimento di Informatica) [December 2008 - February 2015]

Research fellow, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, (Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Informazione) [October 2004 - October 2008]

Research Collaborator, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, (Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Informazione) [2004]

3. Visit in international research centers and partecipation in international schools

Visiting professor, Etisalat BT Innovation Centre (EBTIC), Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE [January-February 2014]. The research activity, in collaboration with Prof. Rasool Asal, focused on security and privacy in the cloud.

Visiting position, Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) Department, George Mason University, VA (USA) [August 2010,August 2009,June-August 2008]. The research activity, in collaboration with prof. Sushil Jajodia focused on security and privacy in mobile and distributed systems.

Partecipation at the International School On Foundations Of Security Analysis And Design -- Bertinoro - Italy [September 2006,September 2004]

4. Awards, Honors, and Patents

Winner of the ERCIM STM WG 2009 Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis on Security and Trust Management

He is a co-inventor of the European Patent titled "Method, System, Network and Computer Program Product for Positioning in a Mobile Communications Network" (with M. Anisetti, V. Bellandi, E. Damiani, S. Reale). European Patent No. EP1765031, Published in date 21 March 2007

5. Invited Talks

  • Verification, validation, and certification of non-functional properties in distributed systems, ETISALAT BT Innovation Center, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 10, 2014
  • 2nd International Workshop on Policies for the Future Internet (PoFI 2011), Pisa, Italy, June 9, 2011.
  • 5th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2009), Saint Malo, France, September 25, 2009.

6. Research Projects

He is currently working/has worked in the context of the following research projects.

  • PRIN 2010-2011
    Genomic Data Management (GenData 2020)
    February 2013 -- January 2016
    Design of novel and advanced technological solutions for supporting the next-generation healthcare systems.

  • 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) (ICT - Trustworthy ICT)
    Certification infrastrUcture for MUlti-Layer cloUd Services (CUMULUS)
    October 2012 -- September 2015
    Activities: Definition and implementation of novel test-based solutions for security certification of Cloud services.

  • Telecom Italia: Progetti end-to-end
    Studio e sperimentazione di scenari di scalabilita' orizzontale nell'ottica di fornitura di servizi cloud evoluti in ambito PaaS
    May 2013 -- December 2013
    Activities: Definition and implementation of novel solutions supporting horizontal scalability in a cloud environment and allowing the distribution and consumption of advanced cloud services in a PaaS scenario.

  • PRIN 2010-2011
    Genomic Data Management (GenData 2020)
    February 2013 -- January 2016
    Activities: Design of novel and advanced technological solutions for supporting the next-generation healthcare systems.

  • 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) (ICT - Trustworthy ICT)
    Advanced Security Service cERTificate for SOA (ASSERT4SOA)
    October 2010 -- September 2013
    Activities: Definition and implementation of innovative solutions for test-based certification of services.

  • Telecom Italia: Progetti end-to-end
    Studio e sperimentazione di servizi cloud evoluti in ambito PaaS
    July 2011 -- December 2011
    Activities: Definition and implementation of novel cloud-based PaaS solutions supporting the release of SOA-based functionalities in the cloud.

  • 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) (ICT - Information and Communication Technologies)
    Privacy and Identity Management in Europe for Life (PrimeLife)
    March 2008 -- June 2011
    Activities: Definition and implementation of innovative solutions for protecting and controlling access to personal data of users.

  • 6th FWP (Sixth Framework Programme) (IST - Information Society Technologies)
    Privacy and Identity Management for Europe (PRIME) project
    March 2004 -- February 2008
    Activities: Definition of access control policies and languages, and authorization techniques in the context of distributed systems supporting privacy and digital identities

  • PITAGORA project
    January 2004 -- December 2004
    Activities: Research and development in the context of mobile networks. The activities focus on mobile networks and their remote management, mobile network security and privacy, mobile phone geolocation and, finally, knowledge abstraction and management

7. Research Interests

His research interests are in the areas of information security and privacy, distributed and cloud computing, SOA and cloud certification, access control, mobile networks, and open source security. Among them, he investigated the following issues: privacy protection and identity management, protection of Web Service infrastructures, SOA and cloud security and privacy, service and cloud security certifications, access control policies and languages, and mobile networks security and privacy.

Currently, he is studying innovative test-based security certification solutions for distributed services, anonymous techniques and protocols for privacy protection in the context of mobile networks, and scalability techniques for the cloud. He is also studying enhanced access control solutions for open Cloud/Web-based scenarios, security assurance techniques, and test-based security certification solutions for software. Finally, he is co-author of the book on Open Source Security Certification.


8. Publications