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Catuscia Palamidessi

Catuscia Palamidessi

Biography

Catuscia Palamidessi is the Director of Research at INRIA Saclay, where she leads the team COMETE. She got her PhD from the University of Pisa in 1988. She held Full Professor positions at the University of Genova, Italy (1994-1997) and at the Pennsylvania State University, USA (1998-2002). Catuscia Palamidessi's research interests include Privacy, Secure Information Flow, and Concurrency. Her past achievements include the proof of expressiveness gaps between various concurrent calculi, and the development of a probabilistic version of the asynchronous pi-calculus. More recently, she has contributed to establish the foundations of probabilistic secure information flow, she has proposed an extension of differential privacy, and geo-indistinguishability, an approach to location privacy.

David Costa

David Costa

Biography

David Costa is the CTO and Head of R&D at Fredhopper in Amsterdam and a research member at CWI in Amsterdam at the Foundations of Software Engineering group. He has a Software Engineering and Computer Science education background and received his PhD in Computer Science in 2010 from Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands. His research interests include areas of large scale distributed systems, Immutable infrastructure design, loosely coupled architectures, and cloud computing. Furthermore, David has 10 years of large-scale systems engineering experience, and 5 years of business management responsibilities as CTO.