Short CV

I received my MSc in Telecommunication Engineering and Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2016 and 2021, respectively. Before Ph.D., I was research fellow at the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova, working on resource allocation for 5G networks. In 2019, I was Visiting Researcher at the Nokia Bell Labs, Stuttgart, Germany, where I worked on Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications. After the Ph.D., I joined the SPRITZ group at the Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, where i am currently assistant professor. In summer 2022 i was visiting researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle. My research interests include wireless communications; autonomous vehicles, cyber-physical systems, internet of things, 5G and beyond, and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Publications List

Journal Papers

  1. A. Brighente, M. Conti, D. Donadel, F. Turrin, "EVScout2.0: Electric Vehicle Profiling Through Charging Profile", ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems , Sept. 2022
  2. A. O. Bang, U. P. Rao, A. Visconti, A. Brighente, M. Conti, "An IoT Inventory Before Deployment: A Survey on IoT Protocols, Communication Technologies, Vulnerabilities, Attacks, and Future Research Directions", Elsevier Computers and Security , Sept. 2022
  3. A. Brighente, J. Mohammadi, P. Baracca, S. Mandelli, S. Tomasin, “Interference Prediction for Low-Complexity Link Adaptation in Beyond 5G Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Apr. 2022
  4. A. Kalita, A. Brighente, M. Khatua, M. Conti, "Effect of DIS Attack on 6TiSCH Network Formation", accepted for publication in IEEE Communication Letters, Feb. 2022
  5. M. El-Zawawy, A. Brighente, M. Conti, “SETCAP: Service-Based Energy-Efficient Temporal Credential Authentication Protocol for Internet of Drones”, accepted for publication in (Elsevier) Computer Networks , Jan. 2022.
  6. S. Sullivan, A. Brighente, S. Kumar, M. Conti, “5G Security Challenges and Solutions: A Review by OSI Layer”, IEEE Access , Aug. 2021.
  7. A. Brighente, M. Cerutti, M. Nicoli, S. Tomasin, U. Spagnolini, “Estimation of Wideband Dynamic mmWave and THz Channels for 5G Systems and Beyond”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) special issue on Multiple Antenna Technologies for Beyond 5G , Jun. 2020
  8. A. Brighente, J. Gambini, S. Tomasin “Modular Hybrid Beamforming for mmWave Fixed Wireless Access”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 2020
  9. A. Brighente, S. Tomasin, “Power Allocation for Non-Orthogonal Millimeter Wave Systems With Mixed Traffic” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Volume: 18, Issue: 1, Jan. 2019
  10. A. Brighente, F. Formaggio, G. M. Di Nunzio, S. Tomasin, “Machine learning for in-region location verification in wireless networks” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) , Volume: 37, Issue: 11, Nov. 2019

Conference Papers

  1. A. De Vos, A. Brighente, M. Conti, "Threat Sensitive Networking: on the Security of IEEE 802.1CB and (un)Effectiveness of Existing Security Solutions", in Proc. of 8th Workshop on the Security of Industrial Control Systems and of Cyber-Physical Systems (CyberICPS 2022), in conjunction with ESORICS 2022.
  2. S. Soderi, A. Brighente, F. Turrin, M. Conti, "VLC Physical Layer Security through RIS-aided Jamming Receiver for 6G Wireless Networks", in Proc of 19th IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON 2022)
  3. A. Brighente, M. Conti, H. Vasudev, "SWAP: Secure Warning Messages Authentication and Propagation in Internet of Vehicles", in Proc. of 30th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications, and Computer Networks (SoftCOM2022).
  4. A. Brighente, M. Conti, H. Vasudev, "MeLSeC: A Method for Lightweight and Secure Communication in Internet of Vehicles", in Proc. of 20th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic & Secure Computing (DASC2022) .
  5. A. Brighente, M. Conti, S. Sciancalepore, "Hide and Seek: Privacy-Preserving and FAA-compliant Drones Location Tracing", in Proc of 4th Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Identity Management in the Cloud (SECPID 2022), in conjuction with ARES 2022
  6. A. Brighente, M. Conti, R. Ganbari, G. Kumar, R. Saha, "Stopping Floods with Buckets: Attack and Countermeasure for IOTA Autopeering", in Proc. of 6th IEEE International Symposium on Measurement and Networking (M&N) 2022
  7. E. Bout, A. Brighente, M. Conti, V. Loscri, "FOLPETTI: A Novel Multi-Armed Bandit Smart Attack for Wireless Networks", accepted for pubblication in Proc. of 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2022)
  8. A. Brighente, M. Camaioni, M. Conti, E. Olivastri, “Should I Mine or Should I Break: On the Worthiness of Brute-Forcing Cryptocurrency Addresses”, Accepted for publication in Proc. of 3rd Workshop on Blockchain theoRy and ApplicatIoNs (BRAIN) 2022, in conjunction with PERCOM 2022 .
  9. A. Brighente, M. Conti, R. Ghanbari, G. Kumar, R. Saha, “Knocking on IOTA’s Doors: Security Analysis of IOTA Ports”, Accepted for publication in Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Blockchain Security, Application, and Performance (BSAP-2021)
  10. R. Saha, G. Kumar, A. Brighente, M. Conti “Towards An Enhanced Reputation Systemfor IOTA’s Coordicide”, accepted for publication in Proc. Of IEEE International Conference On Blockchain Computing And Applications (BCCA2021) .
  11. A. Bighente, M. Conti, I. Sadaf, “Tell me how you charge I will tell you where you drove to: Electric Vehicles Profiling Based on Charging-Current Demand”, accepted for publication in Proc. Of European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2021.
  12. F. Moretto, A. Brighente, S. Tomasin “Adaptive Coordinated Random Access For MTC With Correlated Traffic and Data Freshness”, accepted for publication in Proc. of 2021 IEEE 22nd International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) .
  13. F. Moretto, A. Brighente, S. Tomasin “Maximum-Throughput Grant-Free Random Access For Correlated IoT Traffic”, accepted for publication in Proc. of Vechicular Technology Conference (VTC) fall 2021.
  14. A. Brighente, P. Baracca, J. Mohammadi, “Interference Distribution Prediction for Link Adaptation in Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications”, 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Spring) , pp. 1-7, May 2020
  15. A. Brighente, F. Formaggio, M. Centenaro, G. M. Di Nunzio, S. Tomasin, “Location-Verification and Network Planning via Machine Learning Approaches”, 2019 International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOPT) , Jun. 2019
  16. A. Brighente, F. Formaggio, G. Ruvoletto, S. Tomasin, “Ranking-Based Attacks to In-Region Location Verification Systems”, 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) , Mar. 2019
  17. A. Brighente, S. Tomasin, “Beamforming and scheduling for mmWave downlink sparse virtual channels with non-orthogonal and orthogonal multiple access” 2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall) , pp. 1-6, Feb. 2018
  18. A. Brighente, S. Tomasin “Centralized and Distributed Sparsification for Low-Complexity Message Passing Algorithm in C-RAN Architectures” 2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall) , pp. 1-6, Feb. 2018
  19. A. Badan et al, “Keyword-based access to relational data: To reproduce, or to not reproduce?” SEBD 2017
  20. A. Badan et al, “Towards Open-Source Shared Implementations of Keyword-Based Access Systems to Relational Data” EDBT/ICDT Workshop, 2017

Book Chapters

  1. A. Brighente, M. Conti, F. Mohammadnia "Physical Layer Security Challenges and Solutions for Beyond 5G Fog Computing Networks", Security Issues in Fog Computing from 5G to 6G: Architectures, Applications and Solutions, Springer Nature.
  2. A. Brighente, M. Conti, A. De Salve "The Ethereum Blockchain: Implementation and Security Aspects", Blockchains: A Handbook on Fundamentals, Applications and Security. Springer (in press)
  3. S. Tomasin, A. Brighente, F. Formaggio, G. Ruvoletto "Physical Layer Location Verification by Machine Learning", Machine Learning for Future Wireless Communications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Dec. 2019

Patents

  1. A. Brighente, M. Conti, "Sistema e metodo per la protezione da overvoltage in wireless power transfer", Italian Patent
  2. A. Brighente, S. Tomasin, J. Gambini, "A Beamformer Arrangement for Signal Beamforming", filed European patent

Services

Editorial Activities

  1. Editorial Review Board for International Journal of Blockchain Applications and Secure Computing (IJBASC)
  2. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII) special issue on "Cyber-Physical Threats and Solutions for Autonomous Transportation Systems". Guest editors: A. Brighente, M. Conti, R. Poovendran, J. Zhou.

Session Chair

  1. Special Session on "Cybersecure Digital Transformation", Italian Conference on Cybersecurity (ItaSec) 2022
  2. Special Session on “ Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems”, IEEE Measurements and Networking (M&N) 2022

Technical Program Committee Member

  1. Technical Program Committee for Security, Privacy, and Trust at TheWebConf 2023 (TheWebConf 2023)
  2. Technical Program Committee for Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS 2022)
  3. Technical Program Committee for 4th Workshop on CPS & IoT Security and Privacy (co-located with CCS) (CPSIoTSec 2022)
  4. Technical Program Committee for 6th International Workshop on Security and Forensics of IoT (IoT-SECFOR), co-located with ARES 2022
  5. Technical Program Committee of 1st Workshop on Security and Privacy of Mobile IoT (SP-MIoT 2022), co-located with ESORICS 2022
  6. Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE Measurements and Networking (M&N 2022)
  7. Technical Program Committee Member of Wireless Sensors & Drones in IoT (Wi-DroIT 2022), co-located with 18TH International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS2022)
  8. Technical Program Committee for the 4th International Workshop on Application Intelligence and Blockchain Security (AIBlock 2022), in conjunction with International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS) 2022
  9. Technical Program Committee for the Second International Symposium on Advanced Security on Software and Systems (ASSS 2022), in Conjunction with IEEE EuroS&P 2022
  10. Technical Program Committee for 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) 2022
  11. Technical Program Committee for Automotive Cyber Security Workshop (ACSW 2022)
  12. Technical Program Committee for IEEE 2022 Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring (VTC2022Spring)
  13. Technical Program Committee for IEEE 2021 Global Communications Conference (Globecom2021)
  14. Technical Program Committee for 5th International Workshop on Security and Forensics of IoT(ARES2021)
  15. Technical Program Committee for 20th annual International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS2021)

Publication Chair

  1. Publication Chair for 7th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2021)
  2. Publication Chair for 20th annual International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS2021)

Publicity Chair

  1. Publicity Chair for 7th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2021)
  2. Publicity Chair for 20th annual International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS2021)
  3. Publicity Chair for 19th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS2022)
  4. Publicity Chair for 13th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS2021)

Project Participation

  1. Ontochain, Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant no. 957338
  2. NATO Science for Peace Multi-Year Project SPS MYP G5884
  3. Quantum Safe Randomness (Quasar), Funded by Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (CaRiPaRo)
  4. Validation of the Coordicide security, funded by IOTA foundation

Teaching Activities

  1. Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Bachelor degree in Law and Data, University of Padova. Second semester 2021/2022
  2. Ethical Hacking, Department of Mathematics, Unipd, Master Degree in Cybersecurity. Second Semester 2021/2022
  3. Informatics and Bioinformatics, Department of Biology, Unipd, Bachelor Degree in Biology First Semester 2021/2022
  4. 5G Systems, Department of Infromation Engineering, Unipd, Master Degree in ICT. Teaching assistant, 2018/2019
  5. 5G Systems, Department of Infromation Engineering, Unipd, Master Degree in ICT. Teaching assistant, 2017/2018

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