Laura Ricci
Assistant Professor

Associate Professor Habilitation in Computer Science, 
ASN 2016-2018.
Member of the: 
-Research Evaluation Commettee, Area 01, University of Pisa
-Steering Commette of the Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
University of Pisa

Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3, I-56127, Pisa, Italy
email: ricci(AT)
skype: lauraemiliaricci 
phone: +39 050 22127.68, 
fax: +39 050 22127.26
question time: 
thursday  15.00 PM -18.00 PM

  • This year, the course Peer to Peer System will be given in the second semester, February - May 2017, with a new program including Blockchain Technology and cryptocurrencies. Blockchain technology has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016, see the Report of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies. For more information about the new course, look here, the preliminary program is   here
  • Blockchain Based Access Control, D. Di Francesco Maesa, P. Mori, L. Ricci, 17th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems, DAIS, Neuchatel, Switzerland 19-22 June 2017

  • TELOS: An Approach for Distributed Graph Processing Based on Overlay Composition, E. Carlini, P.Dazzi, A. Lulli, L. Ricci, accepted for pubblication Scalable Computing, Practice and Experience, Volume 18, Number 1, pp. 51–66, April 2017.

  • Privacy and temporal aware allocation of data in Decentralized Online Social Networks, A. De Salve, B. Guidi, P. Mori, L. Ricci, GPC 2017, 12-th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing, Cetara, 11-14 May 2017

  • O A prediction-based distributed tracking protocol for video surveillance,  H. Kavalionak, E. Carlini, A. Lulli, G. Amato, C. Gennaro, C. Meghini, L. Ricci has been accepted in  14-th IEEE Int. Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, May 6-18, Calabria, Southern Italy.

  • Evaluation of structural and temporal properties of ego networks for data availability in DOSNs, A. De Salve, B. Guidi, L. Ricci,  accepted for pubblication,  Mobile Networks and Applications, 2017.

  • NG-Dbscan: Scalable Density-Based Clustering for Arbitrary Data, with M.Dell'Amico, A.Lulli, P.Michiardi, accepted for pubblication in VLDB 2017PVLDB, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Volume  10, Munich, August 2017.

  •  Our paper Fast Connected Components in Large Graphs by Vertex Pruning with Emanuele Carlini, Patrizio Dazzi, Alessandro Lulli, Claudio Lucchese, has been accepted for pubblication in Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems ! (Rating ANVUR A)

  • Multidimensional Range Queries on Hierarchical Voronoi Overlays with Michele Albano, Ranieri Baraglia, Luca Ferrucci, Matteo Mordacchini, accepted for pubblication, Journal of Computer and System Science, 2016 Rating ANVUR A
  • The impact of user's availability on On-line Ego Networks: a Facebook analysis, with Andrea De Salve, Marco Dondio, Barbara Guidi, accepted for pubblication in Computer Communications, 2016, Elsevier, Rating ANVUR B

  • DiDuSoNet: A P2P architecture for Ditributed Dunbar-based Social Networks, with Barbara Guidi, Tobias Amft, Andrea De Salve, Kalman Graffi, accepted for pulbblication Journal of Peer to Peer Computing and Applications, PPNA, Springer 

  • Program Commette: Series 
    • Program Commette member ICUMT, International Conference on Ultra Modern Communications and  Control Systems.
    • Program Commettee member IEEE CloudCom, International Conference on CLoud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom.
    • Program Commette member W-PSDS, Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems
    • Co-chair LSDVE Workshop Series, Large Scale Distributed Virtual Environments, in conjuntion with EUROPAR
  • PhD Students 
  • Former Phd students:
    • Barbara Guidi - post doc at the Department of Computer Science, Pisa, PRA, University of Pisa Project. 
    • Emanuele Carlini - researcher, tenure track, HPC-Lab, ISTI, CNR, Pisa.
    • Luca Genovali - enterprise manager 
    • Alessandro Lulli - SmartLab, DIBRIS Department, University of Genova
    • Davide Mascitti - Biobeats, start-up University of Pisa.
Available Thesis
Some proposals for Master/Bachelor Thesis:
  • Blockchain technology: Bitcoin transactions analysis, application of blockchain in non conventional areas
  • Social Networks: privacy and availability in Distributed Online Social Networks, Social Data Analysis
  • Big Data Analysis: Distributed Algorithms for Big Data on Apache SPAK
For further information, send an e-mail to a ricci(AT), or contact me during question time (on thursday 15.00-18.00 PM).
Current Academic Year 2016-2017: Teaching Activity
  • Peer to Peer Systems [6 CFU, second semester], Master Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science and Networking, Business Informatics, University of Pisa.