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Purdue University
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Elisa Bertino

CERIAS Fellow

Title

Professor of Computer Sciences  

Department

Office

LWSN 2142G 

Office Phone

1 765 496-2399 

Research Areas

Prof. Bertino's research activities cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. Current research includes: access control systems, secure publishing techniques and secure broadcast for XML; advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control models; trust negotiation languages and privacy; data mining and security; multi-strategy filtering systems for Web pages and sites; object-oriented and object-relational databases; integration of virtual reality techniques and databases; geografical information systems and spatial databases. In those areas, Prof. Bertino has published more than 250 papers in all major refereed journals, and in proceedings of international conferences and symposia. 

Key Areas

Assurable Software and Architecture Identification, Authentication, Privacy 

Notable Experience

Faculty member at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan and director of the DB&SEC laboratory. Faculty member at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan and director of the DB&SEC laboratory. Visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Rutgers University, at Telcordia Technologies. 

Notable Awards

She received the 2002 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for "For outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems". IEEE Golden Core Member. In December 2003, she was made a Fellow of the ACM. 

Notable Affiliations

Fellow member/editorial board of IEEE and ACM, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, the Parallel and Distributed Database Journal, the Journal of Computer Security, Data & Knowledge Engineering, the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Program Committee member of several international conferences, such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ACM OOPSLA. 

Publications

She is a co-author of the books "Object-Oriented Database Systems - Concepts and Architectures" 1993 (Addison-Wesley International Publ.), "Indexing Techniques for Advanced Database Systems" 1997 (Kluwer Academic Publishers), and "Intelligent Database Systems" 2001 (Addison-Wesley International Publ.). She is a co-editor in chief of the Very Large Database Systems (VLDB) Journal and a member of the advisory board of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. She serves also on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, incuding IEEE Internet Computing, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Acta Informatica, the Parallel and Distributed Database Journal, the Journal of Computer Security, Data & Knowledge Engineering, the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Science of Computer Programming. She has been consultant to several italian companies on data management systems and applications and has given several courses to industries. She has served as Program Committee members of several international conferences, such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ACM OOPSLA, as Program Co-Chair of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), as program chair of 2000 European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2000), and as program chair of the 7th ACM Symposium of Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT 2002). She is currently serving as program chair of the 2004 EDBT Conference.

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Biography

Elisa Bertino is professor of Computer Sciences at the CS Department of Purdue University and serves as Research Director of CERIAS. She is also a faculty member at Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan where she is the director of the DB&SEC laboratory. She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Rutgers University, at Telcordia Technologies.