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Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Research Professor, EBTIC

Ernesto Damiani joined EBTIC as Research Professor and Khalifa University as the Program Chair in Information Security. He is on extended leave from the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab ( and is the Head of Università degli Studi di Milano's Ph.D. Program in Computer Science.

His research interests include secure service-oriented architectures, big data collection and analysis and cyber-physical systems.Ernesto holds/has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including George Mason University in Virginia, US, Tokyo Denki University, Japan, LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) at Lyon, France. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Progress of Science.He has been Principal Investigator in a number of large-scale research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Research and by private companies such as British Telecom, Cisco Systems, SAP, Telecom Italia, Siemens Networks (now Nokia Siemens) and many others. 

Ernesto serves in the editorial board of several international journals; among others, he is the EIC of the International Journal on Big Data and of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Service-oriented Computing and of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. Ernesto is the Chair of IFIP WG 2.6 on Database Semantics. He is a senior member of the IEEE and served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical COmmittee on Industrial Informatics. In 2008, Ernesto was nominated ACM Distinguished Scientist and  received the Chester Sall Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Ernesto has co-authored over 300 scientific papers and many books, including "Open Source Systems Security Certification" (Springer 2009).