Research and Teaching
Dr. Anna Squicciarini joined Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology as an assistant professor in January 2008.
Squicciarini’s main research interests include trust negotiations, privacy, and access control for grid computing systems. She has been the main architect of Trust-X, an advanced trust negotiation system supporting privacy policies, anonymity, and recovery techniques. Currently, she is exploring security issues in the context of social networks and is developing trust negotiation protocols in peer-to-peer platforms.
Her teaching activities cover topics in security and database systems.
Squicciarini earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Milan, Italy, in March 2006. In July 2002, she received the equivalent of a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in Computer Science, also from the University of Milan.
From 2006 until the end of 2008, Squicciarini was a post-doctoral research associate at Purdue University, where she expanded her research interests to include security for grid systems and identity theft. She was involved in numerous NSF research projects on digital identity management and security for grid systems.
Earlier, in 2003, Squicciarini was a visiting researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science in Stockholm, and the following year she was a research scholar at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
Squicciarini is the author or co-author of more than 20 conference papers and journal articles. Currently, she is co-authoring a book on Web services security.
She serves as a program committee member for many relevant security and privacy conferences, such as IEEE Policy, ACM Sacmat, WWW 2008, and IEEE Collaborative-Com 2008.