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Assistant Professor (RTDa) / Machine Learning Security

SHORT BIO Luca Demetrio is an Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa, and previously a Post-doctoral Researcher at the PRA Lab, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari, Italy.

He received his bachelor, master and Ph.D. degree at the University of Genova in 2015, 2017 and 2021. His Ph.D. thesis, “Formalizing Evasion Attacks against Security Detectors”, revolves around the application of Adversarial Machine Learning against threat detectors, specifically how to fool Windows malware and SQL injections detectors by applying well-crafted noise to data.

He is currently studying the security of Windows malware detectors implemented with Machine Learning techniques, and he is first author of papers published in top-tier journals (ACM TOPS, IEEE TIFS). He is part of the development team of SecML, and the maintainer of SecML Malware, a Python library for creating adversarial Windows malware.