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

  • Our paper "A Logical Key Hierarchy based approach to preserve content privacy in Decentralized Online Socil Networks" , A. De Salve, R. Di Pietro, P. Mori, L, Ricci has been accepted for pubblication in  IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing. 2017
  • Our paper "Scalable and flexible clustering solutions for mobile phone based population indicators", A. Lulli, L. Gabrielli, M. Dell'Amico, P. Dazzi, P. Michierdi, M. Nanni,  L. Ricci, has been accepted for pubblication in International Journal of Data Science and Analytics, 2017
  • This year, the course Peer to Peer System  has included  the topic of 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. Our research group is also investigating this new challenging research topic.
  • Model driven generation of mobility traces for Distributed Virtual Environments with TRACE, E.Carlini, A. Lulli, L.Ricci, accepted for pubblication in Concurrency and Computations: Practice and Experience.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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 - post doc at 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.