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Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino is a professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue, she was a professor and department head at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan. She has been  a  visiting  researcher  at  the  IBM  Research  Laboratory  (now  Almaden)  in  San  Jose,  at  the  Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Rutgers University, and at Telcordia Technologies.

Her  main  research  interests  include  security,  privacy,  database  system,  distributed  systems,  and  sensor  networks. Her recent research focuses on digital identity management, biometrics, IoT security, security of 4G and 5G cellular network protocols, and policy infrastructures for managing distributed systems. Prof. Bertino has published more than 700 papers in all major refereed journals, and in proceedings of international conferences and  symposia. 

She  has  given  keynotes,  tutorials  and  invited  presentations  at  conferences  and other  events. She is a Fellow member of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS. She received the 2002 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award "For outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems," the 2005 IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for "Pioneering and  innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems," and the ACM 2019-2020 Athena Lecturer Award.