Laura Ricci
Associate Professor

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, 15.00-18.00 PM


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

Responsible for  the University of Pisa unit for the H2020 European Project "HELIOS: A Context-aware Distributed Social Networking Framework"

Award Commette Member for Minerva Informatics Equality Award, for encouraging and supporting the careers of women in Informatics reserach and education.

Ministero per i Beni e le attività culturali: la Tecnologia Blockchain ed il Diritto di autore: miraggio o realtà? MIBAC, 19 Giugno, 2019. Convegno ALAI.

Conferences and Special Issues

  • Program Commettee member of 

Recently Accepted papers

  • Decentralized Cloud Scheduling via Smart Contracts. Operational Constraints and costs, Barbara Guidi, Dana Petcu, Laura Ricci, Adrian Spataru, IEEE BCCA, International  Symposium on Blockchain Computing and Applications, October 2019, Granada.
  • Protecting Personal Data using Smart Contracts, Fabrizio Baiardi, Barbara Guidi, Laura Ricci, Mohsin Ur Rahman, IDCS 2019, 12th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Systems,  October 2019,  Naples.
  • Exploiting Blockchain Technology for Attribute Management in Access Control Systems, Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, Alessio Lunardelli, Paolo Mori, GECON 2019,  16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services,  Leeds, September 2019
  • A smart contract based recommender system,  Paolo Mori, Andrea Lisis, Andrea De Salve, Laura Ricci,  GECON 2019,  16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services,  Leeds, September 2019
  • The Bow Tie Structure of the Bitcoin Users Graph, Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, A. Marino, L. Ricci, Applied Network Science, accepted for pubblication.
  • A blockchain based approach for the definition of auditable access control systems, Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, Paolo Mori, Laura Ricci, accepted for pubblication,  Computers and Security, Elsevier
  • Peer-to-Peer gaming, E.Carlini, L. Ricci, entry in Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games, Springer, 2019.
  • VoteChain: Community based and Scalable Internet Voting Framework, Ricardo Almeida, Lusi M. Camarinha-Matos, Laura Ricci, 10-th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, Caparica, Portugal, May 2019.
  • The Graph Structure of Bitcoin,  Damiano Di Francesco Maesa,  Andrea Marino, Laura Ricci, Complex Networks 2018, 7th Int. Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, 11-13 Decembre 2018, Cambridge, UK.
  •  Managing Social Contents in Decentralized Online Social Networks: a survey, B. Guidi, M. Conti, A. Passarella, L. Ricci, accepted for pubblication, Online Social Networks and Media, Elsevier.
  • Blockchain Based Access Control Services, Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, Paolo Mori, Laura Ricci, IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances on Blockchain and its Applications, Halifax, Canada, August 2018
  • Service Provisioning in Mobile Environments through Opportunistic Computing, M. Conti, D. Mascitti, A. Passarella, L. Ricci,  IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, accepted for pubblication
  •  A survey on privacy in decentralized online social networks, A. De Salve, P. Mori, L. Ricci,  Computer Science Review, 27, Elsevier.
  • A Logical Key Hierarchy based approach to preserve content privacy in Decentralized Online Social Networks , A. De Salve, R. Di Pietro, P. Mori, L, Ricci accepted for pubblication in  IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing,
  • NG-Dbscan: Scalable Density-Based Clustering for Arbitrary Data, with M.Dell'Amico, A.Lulli, P.Michiardi,  VLDB 2017PVLDB, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Volume  10, Munich, August 2017.
  • Connected Components in Large Graphs by Vertex Pruning with Emanuele Carlini, Patrizio Dazzi, Alessandro Lulli, Claudio Lucchese, Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems (Rating ANVUR A)
PhD Students
Current Students 
  • Andrea Michienzi PhD Student at Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli studi di Pisa, 2017-2020.
  • Mohsin Ur Rahman, Phd Student at Dipartimento di Informatica, Pisa, 2017-2020.
  • Adrian Spataru, West University of Timisoara, cotutela.
Former Students
Thesis Proposals

  • 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 SPARK
For further information, send an e-mail to a ricci(AT), or contact me during question time (on thursday 15.00-18.00 PM).