Andrea Ceccarelli

Position: Associate Professor Ceccarelli, Andrea
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Location: Department of Mathematics and Informatics


Short CV

 Andrea Ceccarelli is currently a Tenured Assistant Professor (RTDb) at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Florence. He has more than 10 years of experience in the design and assessment of dependable and secure systems and System-of-Systems, with a preference for experimental approaches. In the recent period, he started investigating security and safety of AI systems, with a focus on the analysis of their behavior when subject to anomalous inputs, and the consequent definition of countermeasures.

He is an active member of the dependability and security community. He regularly participates to the research community and its main events, with different roles. In particular, he was TPC co-Chair of the Conferences SRDS 2017 (International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems), and LADC 2018 (Latin-America Symposium on Dependable Computing). Further, he co-organized five different workshops co-located with the conferences DSN 2015, DSN 2016, DSN 2017, IEEE ISC2 2016, SmartGift 2017. He held the roles of Poster Chair at EDCC 2019, Publication Chair at SRDS 2016 and SAFECOMP 2014, and he is a Steering Committee member of LADC. He is regularly involved in the Program Committee of Conferences and Workshops: overall, he has been member of above 60 TPCs of conferences and workshops, including venues as IEEE/IFIP DSN, IEEE SRDS, IEEE ISSRE, IEEE NCA, SoSE, IBM ICACON.

He has been involved in the European funded projects FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP CECRIS, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES DEVASSES, FP7-ICT-2013-10 AMADEOS, JPI URBAN EUROPE IRENE (technical coordinator of the unit), IST-FP6-26979 HIDENETS, FP6-IST-031413 SAFEDMI, FP7-IST-234088 ALARP, IST-FP7-216295 AMBER, in the National project PRIN TENACE, PRIN DOTS-LCCI, and in the Regional projects POR CREO SILFI and POR-CREO 2007-2013 SECURE! (technical coordinator of the unit), FAR-FAS 2014 TOSCA-FI and POR FESR 2014-2020 SISTER. He is currently involved in the H2020-MSCA-RISE ADVANCE and he is principal investigator of the project POR CREO FESR SPaCE funded by the Tuscany Region.

He was visiting researcher at Critical Software SA (2013), Universidade Federal de Alagoas (2014, 2016, 2017), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2015, 2019), and visiting student at the University of Coimbra (2010-2011).

Starting 2009, Andrea Ceccarelli is a partner of the company Resiltech SRL, which has been Academic Spinoff of the University of Florence. Resiltech operates in the area of design, Verification, Validation and assessment of critical systems, with main focus in the automotive, railway and industrial automation domain. It counts approximately 35 full time employees and four premises in Italy.

He served as expert for the evaluation of H2020 project proposals for the European Commission (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), and for the evaluation of project proposals for the Eureka network (2019, 2020).

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Recent Publications

  • Conference N. Piazzesi, M. Hong and A. Ceccarelli. "Attack and Fault Injection in Self-driving Agents on the Carla Simulator -- Experience Report". Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security. Habli, Ibrahim, Sujan, Mark, Bitsch and Friedemann eds. 2021. pp. 210-225. [More] 
  • Journal T. Zoppi, T. Capecchi, A. Ceccarelli and A. Bondavalli. "Unsupervised Anomaly Detectors to Detect Intrusions in the Current Threat Landscape", ACM Transactions on Data Science. 2021. [More] 
  • Journal T. Zoppi, A. Ceccarelli and A. Bondavalli. "Unsupervised Algorithms to Detect Zero-Day Attacks: Strategy and Application", IEEE Access, Vol. 9. 2021, pp. 90603-90615. [More] 
  • Journal T. Zoppi and A. Ceccarelli. "Prepare for trouble and make it double! Supervised – Unsupervised stacking for anomaly-based intrusion detection", Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 1, 9, 2021. [More] 
  • Journal D. Bertieri, A. Ceccarelli, T. Zoppi, I. Mungiello, M. Barbareschi and A. Bondavalli. "Development and validation of a safe communication protocol compliant to railway standards", Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society, Vol. 27. 2021, pp. 1-26. [More] 

Resilient Computing Lab, 2011

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