Alessandro Sebastian Podda

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Alessandro Sebastian Podda

Post Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests: artificial intelligence, deep learning, information security, blockchain, smart cities

About Me

Alessandro Sebastian Podda is a post-doc researcher and adjunct professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari. He got a PhD in Mathematics and Informatics, supported by a grant from RAS (Autonomous Region of Sardinia), with a thesis entitled "Behavioural contracts: from centralized to decentralized implementations". In 2017, he has been visiting PhD student at the Laboratory of Cryptography and Industrial Mathematics of the University of Trento. Previously, he got a BSc and an MSc in Informatics (both with honours) at the University of Cagliari.

Currently, he is a member of this Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Laboratory, the Blockchain Laboratory, and the TCS research group of the University of Cagliari. He is also the technical director and solution architect of the Doutdes and Sardcoin projects and participates in numerous research projects including AlmostAnOracle, Safespotter and Mister. Moreover, to date, he has been the co-author of several journal articles and scientific conference papers, as well as a reviewer for different top-tier international journals.

Guest Editor of the Special Issue Cloud-Based Biometrics for Smart Cities - open for submission.

Publications (17)

 

Research projects

- TRICS: A Trusted Reservation Infrastructure for Computational Societies (research collaborator);

- SOCIAL GLUE: A Modular Development Platform for Community-oriented Services (research collaborator);

- NOMAD: Next-generation Open Mobile Apps Development (research collaborator);

- DOUTDES: Trasferimento di tecnologie e competenze di Business Intelligence alle aziende dei settori innovativi e tradizionali (project manager, solution architect);

- SARDCOIN: Tecnologie blockchain per realizzare un sistema di smart coupon a supporto del turismo in Sardegna (project manager, solution architect);

- ALMOSTANORACLE: AI and Big Data. Algorithms for Financial Time Series Forecasting (research collaborator);

- SAFESPOTTER: Intelligenza Artificiale e Sicurezza Stradale (research collaborator, solution architect).

 

Teaching activity

2021.
- Lecturer in Web Design (MSc program in Philosophy and Communication Theories)

2019.
- Local co-lecturer for the Cyberchallenge 2019
- Co-lecturer for the 2nd Scientific School on Blockchain & distributed ledger technologies - International PhD Spring School - 10-14 June '19, Pula (Cagliari, Italy)

2018
- Co-lecturer for the 1st Scientific School on Blockchain & distributed ledger technologies - International PhD Spring School - 12-15 June '18, Pula (Cagliari, Italy)
- Teaching assistant of Foundations of Computer Science (BSc program in Computer Science)

2017.
- Teaching assistant of Foundations of Computer Science (BSc program in Computer Science)
- Teaching assistant of Security Foundations (MSc program in Computer Science)

2016.
- Teaching assistant of Foundations of Computer Science (BSc program in Computer Science)
- Teaching assistant of Security Foundations (MSc program in Computer Science)

2015.
- Teaching assistant of Foundations of Computer Science (BSc program in Computer Science)
- Teaching assistant of Security Foundations (MSc program in Computer Science)

2014.
- Teaching assistant of Algorithms and data structures (BSc program in Computer Science)
- Teaching assistant of Security Foundations (MSc program in Computer Science)