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

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

Conferences and Special Issues  

Recently Accepted papers

  •  Context-Aware and Dynamic Role-Based Access Control Using Blockchain, Fabrizio Baiardi, Barbara Guidi, Laura Ricci, Mohsin Ur Rahman, accepted for pubblication,  34th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2020) , Caserta, Italy, 15-17 April 2020.
  • A Blockchain Tokenizer for Industrial IOT Trustless Applications, Daniele Mazzei, Giacomo Baldi, Gualtiero Fantoni, Gabriele Montelisciani, Antonio Pitasi, Laura Ricci, Future Generation Computing Systems, December 2019.
  • An Analysis of the internal organization of Facebook groups, Andrea De Salve, Barbara Guidi, Paolo Mori, Laura Ricci, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, October 2019.
  • 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 Lisi, Andrea De Salve, Laura Ricci,  GECON 2019,  16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services,  Leeds, September 2019.

Selected  papers
  • 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
  • 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.
PhD Students
Current Students 
Former Students
  • Luca Genovali, PhD IMT.
  • Emanuele Carlini, PhD, IMT, now permanent researcher, ISTI, CNR, Pisa
  • Barbara Guidi - PhD University of Pisa, now junior Researcher at Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa.
  • Andrea De Salve - PhD University of Pisa, now permanent Researcher at ISASI, CNR.
  • Alessandro Lulli - PhD University of Pisa, now Ansaldo STS, Genova.
  • Davide Mascitti, - PhD University of Pisa, now Biobeats
  • Damiano di Francesco Maesa, PhD University of Pisa, now post doc at Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge
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).