Lorenzo grew up on pizza, spaghetti, and Phrack, first. Underground and academic research interests followed shortly thereafter. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Milan (2008), held Post-Doctoral and Visiting Scholar positions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2010-2011), UC Santa Barbara (2008-2009), and Stony Brook University (2006-2008), and worked in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (Assistant Professor, 2012; Associate Professor, 2016; Full Professor, 2018).
Lorenzo is now a Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair in Cybersecurity (Systems Security) in the Cybersecurity group of the Department of Informatics at King’s College London, where he leads the Systems Security Research Lab, working at the intersection of program analysis and machine learning for systems security.
He received the USENIX WOOT Best Paper Award 2017, and delivers talks & publishes at & sits on the technical program committee of top-tier and well-known international conferences, including IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Enigma, WWW, ACSAC, DIMVA, and RAID. He definitely has never stopped wondering and having fun ever since.