Our Team


Prof. Gabriele Oliva

Head of Lab, Associate Professor 

Gabriele Oliva received the M.sc and the Ph.D. in computer science and automation engineering from the University Roma Tre of Rome, Italy, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor in automatic control with the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy, where he directs the Complex Systems and Security Laboratory. Since 2019, he serves as an Associate Editor for the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Moreover, since 2020, he serves as an Academic Editor for the journal PLOS ONE on subject areas such as Systems Science, Optimization and Decision Theory. Finally, since 2022 he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Letters Journal.

His main research interests include decision-making, distributed systems and optimization, and critical infrastructure protection

Curriculum Vitae Gabriele Oliva



Prof. Roberto Setola

Head of Automatic Control Research Unit, Full Professor

Roberto Setola is Full Professor of Automatic Control at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome and director of the second level Master in Homeland Security, the first of its kind in Italy and Europe. He was the coordinator of several EU CIPS projects and was involved in many other national and international projects related to CIP and Homeland Security.

Curriculum Vitae Roberto Setola


Prof. Luca Faramondi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Luca Faramondi received the Laurea degree in Computer Science and Automation (2013) and the PhD degree in Computer Science and Automation (2017) from the University Roma Tre of Rome. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Complex Systems & Security Laboratory of the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy. He is currently working on the identification of countermeasures against cyber threats in OT systems and the definition of multi-criteria approaches for the identification of vulnerabilities He is involved in several national and European in distributed systems projects on Critical Infrastructures and Indoor Localization.

His research interests include the identification of network vulnerabilities, cyber- physical systems, and optimization at large. He is member of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Homeland Security (since 2017) and IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Digital Manufacturing and Human- Centered Automation (since 2020).


Dr. Marta Menci, PhD

Assistant Professor

Marta Menci received her Bachelor and Master Degree in Mathematics at University of Florence, and a PhD degree in Bioengineering and Bioscience at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. She is member of Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale (SIMAI) and of the Gruppo Nazionale Calcolo Scientifico, Istituto Nazionale Di Alta Matematica (GNCS-INDAM). Her interests include modeling and simulations of complex systems, with applications to cell dynamics and crowd management issues, including security for large scale events.

Curriculum Vitae and Publications

Camilla Fioravanti

PhD Student

Camilla Fioravanti received the M.sc in Biomedical Engineering in 2020 at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Science and Engineering for Humans and the Environment in the same university, under the supervision of Prof. Gabriele Oliva. Her main research interests include distributed systems, optimization, estimation and fault detection.

Curriculum Vitae Camilla Fioravanti


Simone Guarino

PhD Student

He is a PhD student at the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. His scientific research focuses on prevention, identification, and mitigation of cyber-attacks against SCADA systems. During the last years he was involved in an Italian project “Smartbench” in which he focused on Android applications, BLE environmental and wearable sensors and distributed indoor localization algorithms. He graduated with honor mention in biomedical engineering.

Curriculum Vitae Simone Guarino

Francesca Santucci

PhD Student

Francesca is a PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering. She was awarded a first-class honours degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. Her scientific research focuses on activity recognition, indoor localization and physiological signs monitoring for the safety and health of workers in industrial enterprises. She was involved in a project for the development of a novel strategy for safe tumor removal at the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery IHU of Strasbourg, where she investigated CT images-based techniques for the monitoring of thermal outcome in tissues undergoing laser ablation.


Giacomo Assenza

Research Assistant

Giacomo is a research trainee at the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome. His research activity focuses on cyber-security, intelligence and critical national infrastructure from a political and strategic point of view. Giacomo graduated with distinction in Intelligence and International Security (King’s College of London) and cum laude in International Relations (Roma Tre).



Nicola Camarda

Research Assistant

With a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Carabinieri Headquarters, he has developed expertise in the analysis and interpretation of complex data. Using advanced machine learning and deep learning techniques, he has an extensive background of transforming raw data into useful and strategic information. His proficiency spans from the design to the implementation of AI models to meet specific operational challenges.



Maria Teresa Gonnella

Administrative Assistant

She has been a spanish and english teacher in both private and public schools. She graduated cum laude in translation at La Sapienza and obtained the certificate DELE C2 at Istituto Cervantes de Roma.



Former members

Leila Di Bartolo

Administrative assistant – Translations

She studied modern languages: German, English and French and graduated with top marks (110/110 cum laude) in Linguistics, Literature and Scientific Translation from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. In her free time, she takes care of her cat Celeste and she studies Japanese language and culture.

Stephanie Ott

Administrative Assistant

She worked for several years as a private teacher, focusing on modern languages such as German, English and French. For a long time, she worked as a columnist for different publishing houses and as a freelance translator.

Dr. Clio di Marcello

Technical Translator
She has been a foreign-languages teacher in a private school where she tought English and French. She is an expert in the field of subtitling translation and book translation, thanks to her past work experiences and to her linguistic academic cv.


Eng. Maria Carla De Maggio

Project Manager
She has been part of the Lab from the beginning in 2009, after a working period as junior consultant for a company involved in several EU Projects in the ICT, e-inclusion and ethics areas. She managed the several National and EU Projects of which the automation group is coordinator or partner, in both scientific and administrative aspects.

Eng. Francesca De Cillis, PhD

Post Doc
She worked for some years in several companies, holding different tasks. Her research interests include Critical Infrastructures Protection, indoor localization of humans and robots using ad-hoc sensors networks, and mobile robotics for rescue applications.

Dr. Estefanía E. Miciolino

Ph.D Student
Her areas of focus include studies the behavior and Fault Diagnosis of complex networks. She also worked for the development of an innovative method for the evaluation of nasal breathing after surgery. She is a member of the international association IEEE – Institute of Electrical & Engineers.

Dr. Marco Tesei

Junior Researcher
He collaborated with the Department of Public Security of the Italian Ministry of Interior on the use of UAV for security and monitory activities (2009-2010). His research interests include mobile robotics for rescue applications, software programming and UAVs.


Eng. Leda Maria Montoni

PhD Student
Her field of research concern the area of medical computer vision, especially about development of registration algorithmic techniques for the analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE_MRI) magnetic resonance imaging data, devoted to the study and detection of lesions in the organs and motion artifacts compensation.

Dr. Matteo Langone

PhD Student
His research interests include Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) for rescue and safety applications and Cybersecurity issues related to Industrial Network and Wearable Medical Devices. His master degree thesis work was related to a practical analysis of the cybersecurity of BLE wearable devices.

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