Conference Speaker 2021

Emiliano De Cristofaro

Professor of Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies at University College London

Biography

Emiliano De Cristofaro is Professor of Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies at University College London (UCL), where he heads the Information Security Research Group and the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and a Faculty Fellow at the Turing Institute. Before joining UCL in 2013, he was a research scientist at Xerox PARC. He received a PhD in Networked Systems from the University of California, Irvine, advised by Gene Tsudik. Overall, Emiliano does research in security and privacy-enhancing technologies; these days he works on understanding and countering security issues via measurement studies and data-driven analysis, as well as tackling problems at the intersection of machine learning and security/privacy. In 2013-14, he co-chaired the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, and in 2018, the security track at WWW. In the same year, he also received best paper awards from NDSS and ACM IMC.

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Emiliano De Cristofaro

Professor of Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies at University College London

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