I’m a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS).

I work in the Distributed Systems and Security & Privacy groups, where I am co-advised by Peter Druschel and Deepak Garg. So it probably goes without saying, but I’m broadly interested in distributed systems, mobile systems, and security and privacy. In particular, I enjoy designing, building, and analyzing secure  and privacy-preserving distributed systems.

At the beginning of my PhD, I collaborated on Pacer, a project aimed to ensure data privacy in Cloud services against network side-channel leaks, and I worked on enClosure, a project on secure and private communication enabled by chains of mobile encounters. Currently, my advisors, teammates, and I have been working on designing and building a secure analytics platform, which might come in handy during a pandemic. At the same time, we are working on a novel location-proof service for mobile devices.

Besides research, I’m quite enthusiastic about a bunch of things: traveling, cinema, books, comics, food, complaining, and complaining about food – especially if claimed to be Italian. I also enjoy learning new things: right now I’m trying (and failing) to learn Deutsch!


  • Distributed Systems
  • Mobile Systems
  • Security and Privacy


  • MSc in Computer Engineering

    Universita' degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"

  • BSc in Computer Engineering

    Universita' degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"


Teaching & Service

Teaching Assistant

Event Organizer

    CMMRS '22 The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School

    Member of the Organizing Committee