Dr. Paolo Palmieri

University College Cork (UCC)

Biography: Dr. Paolo Palmieri is a Lecturer in Cyber Security at the School of Computer Science & IT, UCC. He earned his PhD at the Crypto Group of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 2013, and before joining UCC in September 2017 he had been a Lecturer in Cyber at Cranfield University and Bournemouth University (UK), and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands).

He is a Funded Investigator in CONNECT – the Irish Research Centre for Future Networks, and Insight – the Irish Research Centre for Data Analytics, and he is also an External Affiliate of the Smart City Lab at the University of Bologna (Italy). His research focuses on cryptographic protocol for security and privacy, and he was the first to propose a protocol achieving secure multi-party computation on communication delays. His work on location privacy and secure cooperative computation of location information has been implemented a number of times and is currently used in real-world applications, including satellite monitoring and smart transportation. He has significant track record in hash-based probabilistic data structures and approximated cryptographic primitives. His research interests also include anonymity protocols, and security of IoT devices, e-health, and smart cities.

Research Interests: Privacy, Cryptography, Security