About Me

I earned my Master's degree in Computer Science in 2014, at University of Padua, Italy, with thesis about smartphone privacy attack infering user actions via traffic analysis. In November 2014, I started Ph.D. in Brain, Mind and Computer Science at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Conti.

My main research interests are Privacy and Security issues on smartphones. In particular, I apply Machine Learning techniques to infer user information and build countermeasures. Most of the research that I carried out up to now is about the application of Machine Learning classifier on Android network traffic.

Recent Publication

Mauro Conti, Claudio Guarisco, Riccardo Spolaor.
CAPTCHaStar! A Novel CAPTCHA Based on Interactive Shape Discovery.
In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
(ACNS 2016)
, in press, London (Guildford), UK, June 19-22, 2016.
(acceptance rate 19.12 %)


Vincent F. Taylor, Riccardo Spolaor, Mauro Conti, Ivan Martinovic
AppScanner: Automatic Fingerprinting of Smartphone Apps From Encrypted Network Traffic.
In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
(IEEE EuroSP 2016)
, Saarbrücken, Germany, March 21-24, 2016.
(acceptance rate 17.26 %)