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PhD Candidate / Machine Learning Security

SHORT BIO Giorgio Piras is a PhD student at the University of Cagliari.

He received his BSc in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Cagliari in July 2019 with mark 110/110. He then received in the same university his MSc in Computer Engineering; Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence in July 2021, with honors, discussing the thesis entitled “On Explainability of Machine Learning DGA detectors from DNS traffic data”, supervised by Prof. Battista Biggio.

As of November 2021, he took part to the program of the Italian national PhD in AI. His research interests include adversarial machine learning, explainable machine learning applied to cybersecurity tasks, and neural network compression methods (pruning) robust to adversarial attacks.