University College London
Dept. of Computer Science
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
MPEB - Room 6.22
About me

I am currently a Ph.D. student at the Information Security Group of the Computer Science department at University College London.
I work under the supervision of Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro, and collaborate with Dr. George Danezis.

My research interests are in the fields of applied cryptography, privacy and cloud security.

Before joining UCL, I received my BSc. and MSc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florence.

More details about me can be found in my curriculum vitae.

  • SplitBox: Toward Efficient Private Network Function Virtualization.
    Hassan Jameel Asghar, Luca Melis, Cyril Soldani, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Mohamed Ali Kaafar and Laurent Mathy.
    To Appear. In ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Middleboxes and Network Function Virtualization, HotMiddlebox 2016. [ArXiv]
  • Private Processing of Outsourced Network Functions: Feasibility and Constructions.
    Luca Melis, Hassan Jameel Asghar, Emiliano De Cristofaro and Mohamed Ali Kaafar.
    In ACM Workshop on SDN-NFV Security 2016. [ArXiv]
       Best paper award! Invited for the NFV World Congress 2016 
  • Efficient Private Statistics with Succinct Sketches.
    Luca Melis, George Danezis and Emiliano De Cristofaro.
    In ISoc NDSS 2016. [arXiv]
Tech Reports
  • Building and Measuring Privacy-Preserving Predictive Blacklists.
    Luca Melis, Apostolos Pyrgelis and Emiliano De Cristofaro.