Short Biography

Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are in data protection, security, and privacy. She has coordinated and participated in several projects, funded by the European Commission and the Italian Ministry or Research, involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published 280 papers appeared in journals, conference proceedings, and books. She is co-author of the book "Database Security," Addison-Wesley, 1995.

She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, VA (USA).

She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), of the ERCIM Security and Trust Management Working Group (STM), and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Security of the Italian Association for Information Processing (AICA), the Italian representative in the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) on "Security and Privacy". She is a member of the Steering Committee of: European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Italian Conference on CyberSecurity (ITASEC), International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), and International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS). She is IEEE Fellow (2012), ACM Fellow (2021), IFIP Fellow (2021), and ACM Distinguished Scientist (2009). She has received the ESORICS Oustdanding Research Award (2018), the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2016), the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman Award (2008), and the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2012).

She has been serving on the editorial board of various journals and in the program committees of various conferences. She has been Editor in Chief of the Journal of Computer Security (2010-2019), Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2019-), Area Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2020-), Senior Editor of the Transactions on the Web (2018-), and Associate Editor for various journals and transactions, including ACM Computing Surveys (2004-). She has served as Program Chair or co-Chair for various conferences including International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT,2010-2020), International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS,2012), ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS,2007), Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC,2004-2008), European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS,2003-2004), ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS,2001), IFIP TC-11 International Information Security Conference (SEC,2003/2008), IFIP WG11.3 Conference on Database Security (DBSEC,1996/2004/2015).