Laura Emilia Maria Ricci
Associate Professor

Habilitation as Full Professor

Department of Computer Science,

University of Pisa

Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3,
I-56127, Pisa, Italy
email: laura.ricci(AT)
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, 1 post-doc, 3 PhD students and several collaborators. Take a look at our Pisa DLT web page!


new The Italian National Research Program (PNR 2021-2027) has been published. I have worked, as an expert, on the topic "System security"

new 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.

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

new 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.

new Co-chair of the 3rd Workshop on Blockchain theoRy and ApplicatIoNs, BRAIN 2022, held in conjunction with IEEE international Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom, Pisa, Italy 25 March 2022.

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 
Local Coordinator of the University of Pisa research unit of the H2020 European Project "HELIOS:  A Context-aware Distributed Social Networking Framework", 2019-2021
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

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), or contact me during question time (on Thursday 15.00-18.00 PM).