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I received the master's degree in computer science in 2016, at the University of Padova, Italy, with a thesis about the application of relational data mining. From October 2018, I am a Ph.D. Student at the Brain, Mind and Computer Science (BMCS) School of the University of Padua under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Conti. I am a member of the SPRITZ research group.
My research interests lie primarily on the security of the authentication systems, with a particular focus on those systems based on Machine Learning. So far, I have mainly focused on behavioural biometrics.

Full CV

List of Publications

Journal Papers

  • Giuseppe Bernieri, Stefano Cecconello, Mauro Conti, Gianluca Lain.
    TAMBUS: A novel authentication method through covert channels for securing industrial networks.
    Elsevier Computer Networks, 183, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.comnet.2020.107583.
  • Stefano Cecconello, Alberto Compagno, Mauro Conti, Daniele Lain, & Gene Tsudik.
    Skype & Type: Keyboard Eavesdropping in Voice-over-IP.
    ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS), 22 columns (4), 1-34, 2019. DOI:10.1145/3365366.

International Conferences And Workshops

  • Matteo Cardaioli, Stefano Cecconello, Mauro Conti, Stjepan Picek, Simone Milani, & Eugen Saraci.
    Hand Me Your PIN! Inferring ATM PINs of Users Typing with a Covered Hand.
    2021 In Proceedings of the 31th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 2022), Boston, USA. In press.
  • Mattia Carlucci, Stefano Cecconello, Mauro Conti, & Piero Romare.
    Eathentication: A Chewing-based Authentication Method.
    2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Avignon, France, 2020, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1109/CNS48642.2020.9162343.
  • Matteo Cardaioli, Stefano Cecconello, Luca Pajola, & Federico Turrin.
    Fake news spreaders profiling through behavioural analysis.
    In CLEF Labs and Workshops, Notebook Papers. 2020.
  • Moreno Ambrosin, Stefano Cecconello, Mauro Conti, & Daniele Lain.
    A roaming-based denial of service attack on LTE networks: poster.
    Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, 283-284, 2017. DOI:10.1145/3098243.3106027.

Teaching activities

  • Teaching assistant of Cybersecurity and Cryptography: Principles and Practices course (2020/2021). Master's degree in Cybersecurity, University of Padova.
  • Teaching assistant of Database course (2019/2020). Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, University of Padova.
  • Teaching assistant of Computer Science and bioinformatics for Biology (2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021). Bachelor's degree in Biology, University of Padova.
  • Organizer for CyberChallenge (2020), University of Padova.

Contact Me

Office #731, 7th floor
Torre Archimede, via Trieste 63
35121 Padova, Italy.