Davide Ariu

PhD, Research Associate at PRA Lab.

Davide Ariu got a Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering, at DRIEI - University of Cagliari (Ph.D. thesis - Advisor: Giorgio Giacinto) in 2010. In 2006 he became a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering, at DIEE - University of Cagliari. In 2007 he has been visiting student at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, working under the supervision of Roberto Perdisci and Wenke Lee.
Currently, his research interests are mainly focused on the security of Android devices. During the past years he concentrated on network based anomaly detection systems, with a particular focus on the analysis of the application layer payload for the detection of attacks against web servers and applications. He developed several algorithms, among which McPAD e HMMPayl. The source code (Java) is available for both McPAD e HMMPayl on this web page.
Within PRA Lab Davide Ariu is also responsible for coordinating the activities inherent the participation of the Lab in european, national, and regional projects. Currently, he is the project manager of the european projects DOGANA and CyberROAD. Formerly, he has been the manager of the projects ILLBuster and MAVEN, and of the regional project sTATA.
Since 2012, he is among the organizers of the Summer School on Computer Security and Privacy "Building Trust in The Information Age".
Since 2008, Davide Ariu has also teached several classes for faculties of Engineering, Medicina e Chirurgia, and Scienze della Formazione at the University of Cagliari. At present he is one of the instructors for the Seminar of Computer Security at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and for the class of Computer Science of the graduation program on Healtcare Assistance.
In 2015 he co-founded PLURIBUS ONE, an SME which is a PRALab spin-out and a spin-off of the University of Cagliari.
Research interests: Computer Security
Curriculum vitae [pdf].