Laura Emilia Maria Ricci
Full Professor

Department of Computer Science,

University of Pisa

Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3,
I-56127, Pisa, Italy
email: laura.ricci(AT)unipi.it
skype: lauraemiliaricci 
phone: +39 050 22127.68, 
fax: +39 050 22127.26

Question time: 
Thursday, 15.00-18.00 PM

Pisa DLT Laboratory

I lead the Pisa Distributed Ledger Laboratory, including 5 permanent members, 2 permanent members working at CNR, 3 PhD students and several collaborators. Take a look at our Pisa DLT web page!


PhD in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, the call is now opened. I am the reference person for the Scholarship assigned to the University of Pisa, Curriculum 2, "Social systems and smart societies" Scholarship code: B01, Research title "DLT approaches for social applications: enhancing scalability, privacy and reliability". Interested persons can drop me an e-mail.

A researcher of our group has received a joint grant with University of Cambridge, from the Ethereum Foundation on "Cross Chain authenticated queries"
Co-chair Technical Program  IEEE International Conference on BLockchain and Cryptocurrencies, 1-3 May 2023. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Conference Program Chair ICBTA 2022, 5th Int. Conference on Blockchain Technology and Applications, 16-18 December 2022 Xi'an, China

Associate editor of the ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice,  ACM DLT, the new ACM journal on Distributed Ledger Technology. Submissions are accepted starting from October 2021.

Founding Member of the IEEE TEMS Technical Committe (TC) on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Member of the group of experts of the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development (MISE) for the definition of the national strategy for distributed ledgers and blockchains. The draft of the strategy is  here  

Section Editor of Springer Nature, SN Computer Science,  Section V,  Innovations in Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Member of the Editorial Board of the new Elsevier Journal "Blockchain: Research and Applications"

Member of the Italian Distributed Ledger Technology Group, also CINI group on blockchain

The Italian National Research Program (PNR 2021-2027) has been published. I have worked, as an expert, on the topic "System security"
Our paper A blockchain based approach for the definition of auditable control systems, authors Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, Paolo Mori, Laura Ricci, is among the most cited articles on Elsevier  Computer & Security, Scimago rank A journal.

Conferences TPC Membership

Recently Accepted Papers

Selected Papers


PhD Students

Current  Students
Former  Students

Thesis Proposals

For further information, send an e-mail to a laura.ricci(AT)unipi.it, or contact me during question time (on Thursday 15.00-18.00 PM).