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Nicola Zannone is an Associate Professor in the Security group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests include computer security, requirements engineering, data protection,formal methods, access control and auditing and privacy & ethics. Current projects are related to open standard Application Platform for cars and transportation vehicles, security in Intelligence Transport Systems, privacy compliance and enforcement, M2M Internet for dynamic M2M Information Business ecosystem, extensible authorization framework as a service and Data Leakage detection analysis and visualization.

Academic background

Nicola Zannone received the Laurea degree in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of Verona. In 2007 he received a PhD in Computer Science from  the University of Trento, with a thesis on security requirements engineering. He visited Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University in 2005. He visited IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in 2006. In 2006-2007, he was young researcher at the ConsorzioInteruniversitarioNazionale per l'Informatica. In 2007-2008, he was a postdoc at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Toronto. In 2008, he joined the Security Group at TU/e as post-doc. Currently, he is a visiting researcher at the University of Southampton.  

He received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2006-07 Academic Year. Nicola is an Editorial Board Member for Cybersecurity and Associate Editor of Computer and Network Security (specialty section of Frontiers in ICT). He has been program committee member for dozens of leading international conferences, workshops and symposia.

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Research Output 2003 2019

Mining local process models and their correlations

Genga, L., Tax, N. & Zannone, N., 1 Jan 2019, Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis - 7th IFIP WG 2.6 International Symposium, SIMPDA 2017, Revised Selected Papers. van Keulen, M., Ceravolo, P. & Stoffel, K. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 65-88 24 p. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; vol. 340)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Process Model
Mining
Process model
Demonstrate
Output

Unveiling systematic biases in decisional processes: an application to discrimination discovery

Genga, L., Allodi, L. & Zannone, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) 14th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Discrimination
Association rule mining
Regression analysis
Econometrics
Model selection

A lazy approach to access control as a service (ACaaS) for IoT: An AWS case study

Ahmad, T., Morelli, U., Ranise, S. & Zannone, N., 7 Jun 2018, SACMAT 2018 - Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 235-246 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Access control
Web services
Industry
Specifications
Internet of things

Auditing of user behavior: identification, analysis and understanding of deviations

Alizadeh, M., 19 Nov 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 170 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Behavior analysis in the medical sector: theory and practice

Alizadeh, M., Peters, S., Etalle, S. & Zannone, N., 9 Apr 2018, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2018. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 1637-1646 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Glass

Prizes

Best paper award at the 7th International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2017)

Niek Tax (Recipient), Laura Genga (Recipient) & Nicola Zannone (Recipient), 8 Dec 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Student Paper Award at 28th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security (DBSec 2014)

Sokratis Vavilis (Recipient), Milan Petkovic (Recipient) & Nicola Zannone (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Most Influential Paper Award at the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2015)

Paolo Giorgini (Recipient), Fabio Massacci (Recipient), J. Mylopoulos (Recipient) & Nicola Zannone (Recipient), 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Requirements engineering

Courses

Kick-off CSE-IST master

1/09/15 → …

Course

Principles of data protection

1/09/15 → …

Course

Student theses

Accurate, automated and flexible privacy policy conflicts resolution in multiparty systems

Author: Darwish, K., 29 May 2017

Supervisor: Zannone, N. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Anomalous pattern detection using process mining

Author: Cui, J., 30 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Zannone, N. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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A secure communication model for the pacemaker: a balance between security mechanisms and emergency access

Author: Ibrahimi, S., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Zannone, N. (Supervisor 1), Ozcelebi, T. (Supervisor 2) & Slobbe, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A security evaluation and proof-of-concept relay attack on Dutch EMV contactless transactions

Author: van den Breekel, J., 30 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Zannone, N. (Supervisor 1), Poll, E. (External coach), de Ruiter, J. (External coach), Hegt, S. (External coach) & Timmerman, T. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Automated compliance checking of z/OS against GSD 331 and DISA STIG

Author: Bharathi Venkataramanapa, G., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: den Hartog, J. (Supervisor 1), Schoone, H. (External person) (External coach), Pai, M. (External person) (External coach) & Zannone, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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