Alberto holds a BSc and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Padova, Italy, and he has been a PhD student at Örebro University from 2016 to 2021. Recently, he defended his PhD thesis in Computer Science by the title of “Securing the Internet of Things with Security-by-Contract”. Specifically, he investigated how it would be possible to improve IoT devices’ security by enriching them with formal descriptions of their relevant security behaviour.
Alberto’s research is primarily focused on cyber-security and bio-inspired nanonetworks. He has been author or co-author of different peer-reviewed papers, published on prestigious venues, such as IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC-CS). One of his works, which has been covered by the MIT Technology Review magazine, investigates the challenges of storing digital information inside the DNA of bacteria and physically delivering this information to a destination.
Alberto has been co-responsible of two courses, the Introduction to IT Security (Code IK404A) and the Computer Security (Code DT508A), for the Second Cycle Course in Informatics and the Second Cycle Course in Computer Science, respectively. In both courses, he developed part of the course materials and labs, and he gave classroom lectures.