[Meet our Faculty] Daniele Antonioli, expert in wireless systems security at EURECOM

EURECOM Communication
2 min readAug 25, 2023
Prof. Daniele Antonioli

In 2021, Dr. Daniele Antonioli joined EURECOM as Professor

Q. What is your academic trajectory?

DA. My name is Daniele Antonioli, I’m from Italy, and I’ve joined EURECOM as an Assistant Professor in June 2021. I hold a BS and MS in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bologna (UniBO). I obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). During my doctorate, I visited the University of Oxford and the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA). Before joining EURECOM, I worked at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as a postdoctoral researcher. For more information, please see my website: https://francozappa.github.io/.

Q. What is the expertise you bring to the Security department?

DA. My research revolves around two areas: security of *information technology (IT)* systems (e.g., IoT, wireless networks, embedded, and mobile) and security of *operational technology (OT)* systems (e.g., industrial control systems and cars).

My research complements and extends the research interests of Prof. Balzarotti and Prof. Francillon in several key areas. Examples include wireless systems, embedded systems, protocol analyses, applied cryptography, and industrial control system security.

Currently, I collaborate with professors from EURECOM’s digital security and wireless communication departments and local and international companies doing system security research. Being very curious, I’m sure that many more collaborations will arise over time.

Q. What made you choose to come to EURECOM?

DA. I choose EURECOM because it provides a nice mix of work-life conveniences. As a scientist, I’ve joined excellent and internationally-known researchers in relevant areas, including system security, telecommunications, and data science. As a teacher, I have the privilege of interacting with talented students from different cultural and technical backgrounds. Regarding lifestyle, EURECOM’s location is excellent and enables one to enjoy the French riviera, inland, and alps.

Q. What are your future goals and your message as a new Assistant Professor at EURECOM?

DA. We have to (quickly) address new and complex system security challenges resulting from the mix of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems. Our main goal is to develop original and valuable solutions to tackle such challenges to secure current and next-generation pervasive technologies.

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