Bio Paolo Palmieri

Dr Paolo Palmieri

Funded Investigator

Dr Paolo Palmieri is a Lecturer in Cyber Security at the School of Computer Science & IT in UCC. His research focuses on cryptographic protocols for privacy and security, and he is involved in a number of research centres and funded research projects. He is a Funded Investigator in Insight and CONNECT, a Supervisor in two Centres for Research Training (ADVANCE and AI), and a co-Investigator in the DTIF-Holistics project and the SFI-Spoke on Blended Autonomous Vehicles.
Dr. Palmieri earned his PhD in Cryptography at the Crypto Group of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 2013. Before joining UCC in September 2017 he had been a Lecturer at Cranfield University and Bournemouth University (UK), and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He is an External Affiliate of the Smart City Lab at the University of Bologna (Italy).
He has published widely on cryptography, privacy and security in international journals and peer-reviewed conferences and he chairs two international research events: Malicious Software and Hardware in Internet of Things (Mal-IoT) and the Location Privacy Workshop (LPW). 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 was the first to propose a protocol achieving secure multi-party computation on communication delays, and he has significant track record in secure computation, homomorphic encryption, hash-based probabilistic data structures and approximated cryptographic primitives.

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