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Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino is professor at the Department of Computer Science, Purdue University.

She heads the Cyber Space Security Lab (Cyber2Slab) carrying out groundbreaking research on protection from insider threat, security of IoT, sensors, embedded systems, and drones, digital identity management, data security and privacy on the cloud, privacy of mobile devices, data trustworthiness.

Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. Current research includes:

  • privacy enhancing techniques;
  • digital identity management;
  • protection from insider threats;
  • advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control models;
  • secure computer architectures;
  • security techniques for drones and mobile sensors;
  • security for cloud, grid-computing systems and web services; 
  • data provenance techniques
  • geographical information systems and spatial databases;
  • computational social networks.

She is co-editor in chief of GeoInformatica and has served as EiC of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust.

She is author of several articles in International Journals and Conference Proceedings, and is co-author of the books:

NSF Big Data Spokes Project Workshop

Recent Position and Keynote Papers

·         IoT Security – EDBT 2016 Keynote Talk Summary

·         Big Data – Security with Privacy

Response to RFI for National Privacy Research Strategy

·        Security with Privacy – Opportunities and Challenges, COMPSAC 2014

·        Big Data – Opportunities and Challenges, COMPSAC 2013

·        Data Security – Challenges and Research Opportunities, Secure Data Management 2013


An Early Paper on Secure Architectures

List of Publications

Teaching: CS 59000-DSP Spring 2019


·         Our paper “PrivIdEX: Privacy Preserving and Secure Exchange of Digital Assets” has been accepted to The Web Conference 2019 (previously known as WWW conference)!!

·         Our paper “Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols” has been accepted to NDSS 2019!!

·         Our paper “Representing and Learning Grammars in Answer Set Programming” has been accepted to AAAI 2019!!

·         Our research on LTEInspector has been referenced in Forbes

·         I gave a keynote talk at IEEE ICC 2018 in Kansas City

·         See the recent survey on identify theft

·         Our paper LTEInspector: A Systematic Approach for Adversarial Testing of 4G LTE” has been accepted at NDSS 2018

·         Our paper “RahasNym: Pseudonymous Identity Management System for Protecting against Linkability” has been featured in the IEEE Computing Now Theme of April 2017.

·         Our paper “Efficient k-Anonymization Using Clustering Techniques” presented at DASFAA 2007 received the 10-year Best Paper Award at DASFAA 2017.

·         Our paper “Ghostbuster: A Fine-Grained Approach for Anomaly Detection in File System Accessed” received the best paper award at CODASPY 2017 (see news).

·         Bertino selected for Purdue Innovator’s Hall of Fame

·         The CRIS system is now open source

CRIS Webpage

·         Bertino is part of the Data Analytics and Information Science International Technology Alliance (DAIS ITA)

Some papers authored by our research group:

·         B. Shebaro, O. Oluwatimi, D. Midi, E. Bertino, “IdentiDroid: Android can finally Wear its Anonymous Suit” Transactions on Data Privacy 7 (2014) 27-50

·         M. Nabeel, E.Bertino, “Privacy preserving Delegated Access Comtrol in Public Clouds” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 26(9); 2268-2280 (2014)