Hi! I'm Denis!

$ whoami

I received my Master's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy, in 2020. After some months spent as a research fellow, I am now a Ph.D. Student in Brain, Mind and Computer Science (BMCS) at the University of Padua. Here, I am part of the SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Conti. Together with my academic course, I am also working with Omitech SRL as part of my high apprenticeship program. During the 2021 Summer I was granted the New Generation Internet (NGI) Explorers grant to support a collaboration with the Univeristy of Washington (Seattle, USA). When I have time, I enjoy playing CTFs with NoPwnIntended (aka Spritzers) and mHackeroni as @selesnia.

$ ls research

I am interested in cybersecurity in general, but I focused more on:
Cyber-Physical Systems
Automotive Security
Electric Vehicle Security
Critical Infrastructures Security
Social Robots Security
Industrial Control Systems Security
Web Security

$ ls projects --available

Here there are some topics suitable for BSc/MSc thesis or others students projects.
Furthermore, if you have any other ideas related to Cyber-Physical Systems, feel free to contact me!

  • Enxpasion of MiniV2G, our elctric vehicle charging emulator, including new features such as charging models or (Dynamic) Wireless Power Transfer.
  • Development of a public key Infrastructure (PKI) to support automatic billing of energy used to charge vehicles using Plug And Charge on MiniV2G.
  • Security analysis and improvments on Social Robots.
  • Development of a CAN bus emulator using Raspberry PIs and real ECUs (we have one real dashboard to hack!).

$ ls blog-posts

Here I collect some small of my small research or projects I think others can found useful.

  • 001 UniPD SSO: being a student by default --> TBD