Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino

Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (courtesy)
Research Director of CERIAS
Director of Cyber Center, Discovery Park

Joined department: 2004

Dr., Computer Science
University of Pisa (1980)

Professor Elisa Bertino joined Purdue in January 2004 as professor in Computer Science and research director at CERIAS. Her research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. Current research includes: access control systems, secure publishing techniques and secure broadcast for XML data; advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control models; trust negotiation languages and privacy; data mining and security; multi-strategy filtering systems for Web pages and sites; security for grid computing systems; integration of virtual reality techniques and databases; and geographical information systems and spatial databases.

Professor Bertino serves or has served on the editorial boards of several journals - many of which are related to security, such as the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. She is currently serving as program chair of the 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2010). Professor Bertino is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of ACM. She received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award in 2002 for outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems, and received the 2005 Tsutomu Kanai Award by the IEEE Computer Society for pioneering and innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems.

She is currently serving in the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and as Chair of ACM SIGSAC.

Recently funded projects:

Elisa Bertino, "Security Techniques for Smart Mobile Devices", Sypris Electronics, 02/01/2012-12/31/2012.

Elisa Bertino, "REU - TC:Large:Collaborative Research: Privacy-Enhanced Secure Data Provenance", National Science Foundation, 8/1/2011-7/31/2016.

Sorin Matei, Elisa Bertino, Yu Michael Zhu, Chuanhai Liu, "KredibleNet - Building a research community and proposing aresearch agenda for the study and modeling of reputation and authority across informal knowledge markets", National Science Foundation, 01/01/2013-08/31/2014.

Stephen John Elliott, Elisa Bertino, "Advancing Commercial Participation in the NSTIC Ecosystem", NIST, 10/01/2012-09/30/2013.

Selected Publications
Q, Ni, E. Bertino, J. Lobo, C. Brodie, C.-M. Karat,J.Karat,A. Trombetta, "Privacy-Aware Role-Based Access Control", ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Vol. 13, N. 3, July 2010.
N. Shang, M. Nabeel, F. Paci, E. Bertino, "A Privacy-Preserving Approach to Policy-Based ContentDissemination", Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2010, March 1-6, 2010, Long Beach, California, USA. IEEE 2010.
R. Nehme, E. Rundensteiner, E. Bertino, "Tagging Stream Data for Rich Real-Time Services", Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on VeryLarge Databases (VLDB 2009), Lyon (France), August 24-28, 2009.
Research Funding
Elisa Bertino, Advancing Commercial Participation in the NSTIC Ecosystem, Daon, 10/01/2012-01/31/2015
Elisa Bertino, Mourad Ouzzani, and Gabriel Ghinita, TC:Large:Collaborative Research:Privacy-Enhanced Secure Data Provenance, National Science Foundation, 08/01/2011-07/31/2016
Elisa Bertino, Privacy Preserving Multimodeal Biometrics-based Continuous Authentication System for Smart Phones, Google Inc, 10/24/2014-04/15/2015
Luo Si, Elisa Bertino, and Peter N. Baker, Informatics Database, Lilly (Eli) And Company, 09/01/2014-05/31/2015
Elisa Bertino, Monitoring DBMS Activity for Detecting Data Exfiltration byInsiders, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, 10/11/2013-09/09/2015
Eugene H. Spafford, Elisa Bertino, Bharat K. Bhargava, Sonia A. Fahmy, Richard P. Mislan, Dongyan Xu, Xiangyu Zhang, Patrick T. Eugster, and Randal K. Bond, NGIT Cybersecurity Research Consortium, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, 09/01/2009-08/31/2015