Daniele Sgandurra's Homepage

"We see the world not as it is, but as we are."


In everything I do, I am driven by curiosity, passion, and ambition to pursue excellence by addressing challenging and interesting problems, combining creative thinking and rigorous methodology, with the ultimate goal of having fun. I am constantly learning and growing as an individual and strive to develop my skills and passions further in the years to come.

Short Work Bio

Professionally, I am a computer scientist specializing in cybersecurity research. I focus on the practical aspects of systems and software cybersecurity, analysing potential threats across various architectural levels to propose effective countermeasures

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, with a dissertation focused on enforcing security properties of programs through introspection. My experience in cyber-security spans academia (University of Pisa, Imperial College, and Royal Holloway University of London), research centres (Italian National Research Center) and industry (Finmatica, IBM, and Huawei).

Work News

Our paper, "Practical Protection of Voice-Controllable Devices Against Self-Issued Voice Commands", has been accepted at the 8th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy! Authors: Sergio Esposito, Daniele Sgandurra, Giampaolo Bella.

Random Stuff

Art: see the beautiful painting View of Heath Street by Night, by Atkinson Grimshaw, visible at the Tate Modern, London.

Music: listen to The Boys Are Back In Town, by Thin Lizzy. (Note that most guitar tabs around are wrong: see here to learn how to play it correctly.)

Quote: "The goal is to be completely present with the note, to become the note - meaning your attention is absorbed in it fully." (Steve Vai, from the Vaideology book).

Fun fact: interested in (useless) fun facts? The 1939 novel Gadsby is the longest book ever published that doesn't contain the letter 'e' (except for the cover of the book that actually contains a few of thEm!).

Paradox: have a look at the exam paradox. (I guess you didn't expect it?)

Funny: "I intend to live forever. So far, so good." (Steven Wright).