Rosario Giustolisi

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
IT University of Copenhagen
Office: 4C07


  • Sep 2018 I will be co-track chair at SEC@SAC19. Consider to submit your best papers.
  • Mar 2018 The book Modelling and Verification of Secure Exams is available at Springer.
  • Feb 2018 I have started a new position at ITU as assistant professor.

I am assistant professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. My research interests include many aspects of computer security, including

  • Automated analysis of cryptographic protocols in the symbolic model
  • Accountability notions in security protocols
  • Cybersocial security aspects of real world systems

Before joining the security group at ITU, I was a postdoc at SICS RISE and a member of the security lab in Lund, Sweden. I received my PhD from the University of Luxembourg where I mainly worked in the design and analysis of secure exam protocols. I wrote a book based on my PhD thesis.

Publications [authors are normally listed in alphabetical order]



Conference and Workshop with proceedings



  • Best Paper Award at 22nd Nordic Conference (NordSec) Tartu, Estonia, November 8–10, 2017.
  • Individual grant, ICT TNG Postdoc Project "Secure 5G Networks for Transportation Services” , 2016.
  • Best CSC PhD thesis award, 2016.
  • Acknowledgments from Apple on the Security Advisory for an issue affecting OSX and iOS.
  • Best Paper Award at 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT), Vienna, Austria, August 28–30, 2014.

Professional Service

Conference Committees

Invited reviews
  • Journal referee: Elsevier's Computers & Security (2018, 2017, 2016); IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (2016); Springer's Formal Aspect of Computing (2016); IEEE Security & Privacy (2016); Springer's International Journal of Information Security (2014); IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2013).
  • Conference sub-reviewer: ESORICS (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013); NordSec (2018, 2017); ISCC (2016); SAC (2015, 2013, 2012); MFCS (2014).
I conceived the Øresund Security Day , a workshop that aims at increasing collaboration among research groups that focus on security in the Øresund area (i.e., Copenhagen + South of Sweden). The second edition of the event will be held in Lund, Sweden.

I organise the cybersecurity breakfast talk series at ITU. Feel free to drop me an email if you are (or plan to be) in Copenhagen and would like to give a talk.