Alessandro Sebastian Podda

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Alessandro Sebastian Podda

Research Unit Coordinator

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

About Me

Alessandro Sebastian Podda is an Assistant Professor (RTDa) 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.

Currently, he is Research Unit Coordinator (AI for eHealth and Smart Cities) at the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Laboratory, as well as member of the Blockchain Laboratory of the University of Cagliari. He is also the former technical director and solution architect of the Doutdes and Sardcoin projects and participates in numerous research projects including AlmostAnOracle, Safespotter and Mister. To date, he has been the co-author of more than 20 journal articles and conference papers.

Relevant publications

The full list of publication is available in Google Scholar.

 

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

2022.
- Lecturer in Web Design (MSc program in Philosophy and Communication Theories)
- Co-lecturer in C Programming (BSc program in Computer Science)

2021.
- Lecturer in Web Design (MSc program in Philosophy and Communication Theories)
- Co-lecturer for the Samsung Innovation Camp "Smart Things"

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)