I’m currently an associate professor at the University of Naples Federico II. I graduated in Electronics Engineering in 2003 and got a PhD degree in Computer Science in November 2006 from the same university. My main interests include digital design automation and custom hardware architectures, particularly for security-related operations. Specific topics include the application of high-level parallel programming paradigms to MPSoC design, the automated synthesis of complex on-chip interconnects, as well as novel hardware architectures implementing arithmetic functions and cryptographic primitives. (Take a look at my Research page for more details.)

I’m the single or main author of around 75 peer-reviewed papers published in leading scientific journals and conferences, such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, The Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, IEEE/IET Electronics Letters, DATE, VLSI-SoC, FPL, ITC conferences, and others.

I received a number of acknowledgments including the Intel HARP grant, the Altera Innovate Europe SoC Award 2015, the MBDA Innovation Award, the Simagine and eGate awards sponsored by Gemalto for innovative Smart Card applications. Earlier in my career I received the 2003 Federcomin-AICA Award for the best thesis in Italy in the field of Information and Communication Technology.

I’m involved in a number of research projects at both the national level (PRIN and STAR projects) and the European level (FP7 and H2020 projects) in addition to a number of projects and contracts with industry.

I’m currently serving as an Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, Elsevier Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design, and Wiley/Hindawi Security and Communication Networks. (See my Editorial activities.)

I worked as an expert/reviewer for a number of national and international funding agencies. I’ve been serving as a chair/TPC member for numerous conferences and as a reviewer for countless scientific journals and conferences, including many IEEE and ACM transactions.

I’m a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Industrial Society, and a member of the HiPEAC network.