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UNIFI researchers in Campinas!

Published: Tuesday, 26 May 2015


A group of University of Florence (UNIFI) researchers arrived in Campinas in the beginning of May, to scout the territory for their colleagues arriving later this year. The group is composed by Leonardo Montecchi and Enrico Schiavone, who will be visiting the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) for three months, and by Tommaso Zoppi, who is going to stay a shorter period and then continue his secondment at Federal University of the Alagoas (UFAL) in Maceió.


Tommaso Zoppi started his PhD at the UNIFI in this year. His research interests are related to testing and especially focused on software anomaly detection, supported by fault injection and data analysis processes. During the secondment he will look for collaborations that can be further developed in the next years, mainly supported by Prof. Eliane Martins (at UNICAMP) and Prof. Baldoino Fonseca (at UFAL).

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Enrico Schiavone obtained his Master’s degree at the UNIFI, few weeks before leaving Italy. His work focused on security mechanisms, especially multi-biometric continuous authentication. During his secondment he will collaborate mainly with Prof. Ariadne Carvalho, in order to define and perform experiments and usability studies regarding the proposed approach. It will be also a good occasion for talking about a future possible PhD proposal.

Leonardo Montecchi returns after last year being seconded at UFAL and also spending some time at UNICAMP. During this secondment, he will continue with the active collaborations within the DEVASSES project, and interact with UNICAMP researchers and students to identify topics for further scientific collaboration.


Besides that, all the three UNIFI researchers are also going to attend a “Português para estrangeiros” course, for 3 hours a week, to feel 100% integrated with the life and research taking place at UNICAMP!


Secondment Kick-off Workshop

To kick-off the works of the secondments, UNICAMP researchers organized a workshop on May 14th, with attendance of local students and professors, with a total attendance of about 30 people.


UNIFI presentations of the workshop included: “MDE in Large Scale Dynamic Systems: Active Collaborations and Ongoing Research Topics” by L. Montecchi, “Multi-Layer Anomaly Detection” by T. Zoppi, and “Continuous Multi-Biometric Authentication: Definition and prototyping of a solution for desktop systems” by E. Schiavone. The workshop included also several short presentations of IC students and researchers, to give an overview of the topics being researched at the institute.


The workshop ended nearly at dinner time, which made the perfect occasion to carry on the discussion with a nice aperitif in one of the nearby bars.


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