Roberto Di Pietro#



Roberto Di Pietro
Membership Number:6637
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:INFORMATICS
Elected:2023
Main Country of Residence:SAUDI ARABIA
Homepage(s):https://www.kaust.edu.sa
ORCID:0000-0003-1909-0336
Twitter:@Roberto_Di_P
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberto-di-pietro-phd-a817233




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2023/06 - present Professor at KAUST-CEMSE, RC3 (Cyber Security), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017/08 - 2023/05 Professor at HBKU-CSE (Cyber Security), Doha, Qatar
  • 2010/01 - present Research Associate at CNR-IIT (National Research Council, Institute for Informatics and Telematics), Pisa, Italy
  • 2013/12 - 2017/07 Global Head Security Research, Nokia Bell Labs, Paris-France
  • 2015/02 - 2017/11 Associate Professor (with tenure) in Computer Science at the University of Padua, Maths Dept., Padua, Italy (1 Feb. 2015 - 30 Nov. 2017)
  • 2011/09 - 2015/05 Co-founder of the Swiss start-up Bay31 Ltd. (developing and commercializing re-search results achieved in Role Mining)
  • 2009/01 - 2010/01 Seconded National Expert to the Data Protection Office of the EU Agency EUROJUST, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2011/02 - 2011/08 Chair of Excellence from University Carlos III- Madrid, Spain
  • 2004-02 - 2004/05 Consultant to the United Nations HQ, Office of Internal Oversight Service (OIOS), on the establishment of an Information Security Management System, NYC, USA
  • 2006/06 - 2015/01 Assistant Professor (tenured position) in Computer Science at the University of Roma Tre, Maths and Physics Dept., Rome, Italy
  • 2001/02 - 2001/07 Visiting Scholar at George Mason University, Center for Secure Information Systems, Farifax - USA
  • 1995/11 - 2006/05 Ministry of Defence: Senior Technical Officer - Rank: Major (Arma dei Carabinieri, HQ, Rome, Italy)

Fields of Scholarship
  • AI for cybersecurity
  • Cyberphysical systems resiliency
  • Resiliency, security, and privacy of distributed systems
  • Data science
  • On-line social networks security & privacy
  • Blockchain technology
  • Applied cryptography
  • Wireless network security
  • Virtualization and cloud security
  • Intrusion detection system

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 Fellow IEEE: for Contributions to the Security of Distributed Systems
  • 2022 Individual Inventor Excellence Award: assigned, for the first time, by the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. As per the mention: “This category honors top inventors at HBKU and recognizes their outstanding contributions to intellectual property creation and technological advancements.”
  • 2022 Inclusion in the Stanford’s list recognizing the world 2% top scientist (2022 and 3rd release)
  • 2021 Inclusion in the Stanford’s list recognizing the world 2% top scientist (2021 and 2nd release)
  • 2020 Jean-Claude Laprie Award: for having significantly influenced the theory and practice of Dependable Computing
  • 2020 Inclusion in the Stanford’s list recognizing the world 2% top scientist (2020 and 1st release)
  • 2019 ACM Distinguished Scientist: for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing
  • 2011 Chair of Excellence from University Carlos III, Madrid-Spain: for his world-class security research results

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