I'm a Post-Doctoral Researcher of the Systems Security Lab at Royal Holloway, University of London. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of Modena, Italy, in March 2017. My research interests lie at the intersection of cybersecurity and data mining, with particular attention to traffic anomaly detection, system security and malware analysis. If you are interested in my research, contact me !

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Experience
Royal Holloway, University of London
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Oct 2017 - present
Systems Security Research Lab (S2Lab)
Information Security Group (ISG)
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Research Grant on Big Data Security Analytics
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
Topics: temporal graph analytics, traffic anomaly detection
University of Maryland, College Park, US
Visiting Research Scholar
Jan 2016 - Nov 2016
Department of Computer Science
Topics: cyber deception, mobile malware classification.
Education
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
Thesis title: Security analytics for prevention and detection of advanced cyberattacks
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Research Grant on Cloud Information Security
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Topics: partially homomorphic encryption, cloud databases, performance evaluation
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
BSc & MSc, Computer Engineering (Cum Laude)
Sep 2007 - Apr 2013
Master Thesis "Data confidentiality through adaptive encryption for cloud database as a service" (supervised by Prof. Michele Colajanni)
Publications

Tech reports:

TESSERACT: Eliminating Experimental Bias in Malware Classification across Space and Time
Feargus Pendlebury*, Fabio Pierazzi*, Roberto Jordaney, Johannes Kinder, Lorenzo Cavallaro
arXiv, 2018

Journals:

Detection and Threat Prioritization of Pivoting Attacks in Large Networks
Giovanni Apruzzese, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni, Mirco Marchetti
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), 2017
EC2: Ensemble Clustering and Classification for Predicting Android Malware Families
Tanmoy Chakraborty, Fabio Pierazzi, V.S. Subrahmanian
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2017
A probabilistic logic of cyber deception
Sushil Jajodia, Noseong Park, Fabio Pierazzi, Andrea Pugliese, Edoardo Serra, Gerardo Simari, V.S. Subrahmanian
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2017
Analysis of high volumes of network traffic for Advanced Persistent Threat detection
Mirco Marchetti, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni, Alessandro Guido
Elsevier Computer Networks Journal (ComNet), 2016
Exploratory Security Analytics for Anomaly Detection
Fabio Pierazzi, Sara Casolari, Michele Colajanni, Mirco Marchetti
Elsevier Computers & Security Journal (CoSe), 2016

Scalable architecture for multi-user encrypted SQL operations on cloud database services
Luca Ferretti, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni, Mirco Marchetti
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2014
Performance and cost evaluation of an adaptive encryption architecture for cloud databases
Luca Ferretti, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni, Mirco Marchetti
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2014

Conferences:

Scalable architecture for online prioritisation of cyber threats
Fabio Pierazzi, Giovanni Apruzzese, Michele Colajanni, Alessandro Guido, Mirco Marchetti
IEEE Conf. Cyber Conflicts (CyCon), 2017
Countering Advanced Persistent Threats through security intelligence and big data analytics
Mirco Marchetti, Fabio Pierazzi, Alessandro Guido, Michele Colajanni
IEEE Conf. Cyber Conflicts (CyCon), 2016
The network perspective of cloud security
Fabio Pierazzi, Andrea Balboni, Alessandro Guido, Mirco Marchetti
IEEE Symp. Network Cloud Computing and Applications (NCCA), 2015

Security and privacy of location-based services for in-vehicle device systems
Marcello Missiroli, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni
IEEE High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS) - LSAUC workshop, 2014
Efficient detection of unauthorized data modification in cloud databases
Luca Ferretti, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni, Mirco Marchetti, Marcello Missiroli
IEEE Symp. Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2014
Security and confidentiality solutions for public cloud database services
Luca Ferretti, Fabio Pierazzi, Michele Colajanni, Mirco Marchetti
Proc. Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies, 2013 [Best paper award]
Service
Technical Program Committee:
  • IJCAI-ECAI 2018 (top-tier AI conference)
  • IMPS 2018 Workshop (co-located with IEEE Euro S&P)
  • IEEE BDAA 2018 Workshop
  • IEEE Smart Industries 2018 Workshop (co-located with IEEE SmartComp)
  • IEEE Network Computing and Applications (NCA) 2017
Shadow Technical Program Committee:
  • IEEE Symp. Security & Privacy (S&P, Oakland) 2018 (top-tier security conference)
Publicity Chair:
  • IMPS 2018 Workshop (co-located with IEEE Euro S&P)
Review service:
  • IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), 2018
  • IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2017, 2018
  • Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, 2018
  • Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications, 2017, 2018
  • International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (JMLC), 2018
  • Elsevier Expert Systems With Applications, 2017, 2018
  • IEEE Trans. Computational Social Systems (TCSS), 2016
Sub-review service:
  • ACM CCS (top-tier security conference), 2018
  • ACSAC (2nd tier security conference), 2018
  • ARES Conference, 2018
  • Deep Learning for Security (DLS) Workshop (co-located IEEE S&P), 2018
  • ACM CODASPY, 2018
  • IEEE Trans. on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2016
  • IEEE NetSciCom, 2016
  • Elsevier Expert Systems With Applications, 2015
  • IEEE Network Computing and Applications (NCA), 2015
Participation to European projects:
  • HORIZON2020: ASGARD - 2016, 2017
Others