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 received a master's degree in computer science from the University of Cagliari (cum laude) in 2014 and he got a PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science, 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 at the Laboratory of Cryptography and Industrial Mathematics of the University of Trento. In 2021, he was formally commissioned to a six month collaboration with the Ispra Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission under the research tender ref. JRC/IPR/2020/VLVP/2916.

Currently, he is Research Unit Coordinator (AI for eHealth and Smart Cities) at the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Laboratory of the University of Cagliari and Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as a former member of the Blockchain Laboratory. He is also the former project lead of the Doutdes and Sardcoin projects and participates/d in several research projects including AlmostAnOracle, Nomad, Safespotter, Social Glue and Mister. To date, he has been the co-author of co-author of 15 articles in international journals in the field of computer science, 13 conference and workshop proceedings, and 1 book chapter, for which he has over 440 citations on Google Scholar and over 315 on Scopus, as well as a speaker (eg. LOD 2022, ICCSA 2021, PerAwareCity 2021, MaDaIN 2020, FACS 2015, etc.) and program committee member at numerous international scientific events (eg. HT2022, LOD 2021, IEEE HPCC 2022, IEEE CPS-COM 2021, etc.).

Selected 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 Operating Systems and Network Programming (BSC program in Applied Computer Science and Data Analytics)
- Lecturer in Web Design (MSc program in Philosophy and Communication Theories)

2021.
- Lecturer in Web Design (MSc program in Philosophy and Communication Theories)
- Co-lecturer in C Programming (BSc program in Computer Science)
- 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)