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Congratulations to Prof. Elisa Bertino on joining the ISSNAF Board



Prof. Elisa Bertino has been an invaluable supporter of ISSNAF for many years. As a member of the Scientific Council, Prof. Bertino has chaired for many years the Mario Gerla Award for Research in Computer Science. She has chaired the University of Pisa/ISSNAF Internship program since inception and has been a mentor for the Young ISSNAF Mentoring Program.



Prof. Elisa Bertino is the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. She serves as Director of the Purdue Cyberspace Security Lab (Cyber2Slab). Prior to joining Purdue, she was a professor and department head at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan. She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Telcordia Technologies, and visiting professor at the Singapore Management University and the National University of Singapore. Her recent research focuses on cybersecurity and privacy of cellular networks and IoT systems, and edge analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity. Elisa Bertino is a Fellow member of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS. She received the 2002 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for “For outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems”, the 2005 IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for “Pioneering and innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems”, the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award with citation “For her seminal research contributions and outstanding leadership to data security and privacy for the past 25 years”, the 2019-2020 ACM Athena Lecturer Award, and the 2021 IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award. She has been recently inducted in the GSMA Mobile Security Hall of Fame.


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