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Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

College of Science and Engineering

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34110
Doha
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+97431224506
rdipietro@hbku.edu.qa
https://cri-lab.net
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Prof. Roberto Di Pietro (Full Professor in Cybersecurity)

Field of Activity


3. FORENSIC SCIENCES
» Digital forensics

4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Navigation, guidance, control and tracking

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» Electronic authentication
» Cyber security
» Network technologies
» Radio Frequency (RFID)

Core competencies

Prof. Dr. Roberto Di Pietro is currently full professor of cyber
security at the HBKU College of Science and Engineering, Doha-Qatar,
leading the effort to establish a world class research and innovation
center in cyber security.
Prior to that, he served as Global Lead for Security Research at Bell
Labs from 2013 to 2017. In that capacity, he coordinated three
Security Research Depts.---based in Paris, Munich, and
Espoo---counting 40+ researchers and research engineers,
striving to lead security research in alignment with the strategic
business goals and to move research results into innovation. Besides
his position at Nokia Bell Labs, Dr. Roberto Di Pietro was also
Professor at University of Padova (with tenure). Prior to the above
assignments,
he was a faculty at University of Roma Tre (Roma, Italy), always
dedicated to security research, research mentoring, and innovation.
From 2009-2010 he was a Seconded National Expert to EUROJUST (The
Hague).
In 2011-12 he was awarded a Chair of Excellence at University Carlos
III, Madrid, for his research results in security. In 2011 he
co-founded a research-inspired start-up, providing innovative
commercial solutions in the domain of Access Control (exited 2015).
From 2013-2015 he was the scientific director of an EU project devoted
to devise novel digital forensics tools to support the investigation
of EU anti-cartel agencies.
He started his Computer Scientist career back to the 1995, serving for
a few years as senior military technical officer, within the Italian
MoD, managing complex ICT projects with focus on security, aiming at
supporting investigations, forensics, and operations.
His research interests include Cloud Security, Distributed Systems
Security, Blockchain Technology, Wireless Security, On-line Social
Networks Security, OSINT, Intrusion Detection, Access Control,
Forensics. On these topics, he has been publishing 180+ scientific
papers, and has been contributing with patents and books.
He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Pisa, a PhD in
Computer Science, and a Post-degree Specialization Diploma in
Operations Research and Strategic Decisions from University of Roma
“La Sapienza”,
as well as professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM,
CRISC, CGEIT. As for Google Scholar, he has totaling 7100+ citation,
with h-index=41, and i-index=110.

H2020 Research Focus

  • Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in the European smart cities
  • SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance border and external security
  • SU-DS02-2020: Management of cyber-attacks and other risks
  • SU-DS03-2019-2020: Digital Security and privacy for citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises
  • SU-DS04-2018-2020: Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches
  • SU-DS05-2018-2019: Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectors

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-Security
FP7/H2020-ICT
National Security Research Projects
Other Security Research Projects


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2012-07-02 / 2018-10-17