Ernesto Damiani
Dr. ernesto damiani Professor Acting Dean of the College of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (C2PS) Electrical Engineering

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Dr. Ernesto Damiani is a Professor of Practice in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and the Senior Director of the Khalifa University Center for Cyber Physical Systems (C2PS).

Dr. Damiani holds a full professorship at the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab. Ernesto’s research interests include data-intensive service-oriented architectures, Cyber-Physical Systems security and privacy-preserving Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.

Dr. Damiani has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including George Mason University in Virginia, US; Tokyo Denki University, Japan; LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia; and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) at Lyon, France. He has been a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Progress of Science.

Dr. Damiani served as Principal Investigator of many large-scale research projects funded by the European Commission in the context of the Horizon and Next Generation Europe Programs, by the Italian Ministry of Research, and by private companies such as British Telecom, Cisco Systems, SAP, TIM/Telecom Italia, Siemens Networks (now Nokia Siemens) and many others.

Dr. Damiani is the Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Service Computing, the flagship Transaction on Services of the IEEE Computer Society. He has served in the editorial board of several others international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He served as Vice-Chair of the  ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, and of IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. 

In 2008, Ernesto was nominated ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received many awards, including the Chester Sall Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the Research and Innovation Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Homeland Security and the Outstanding Service Award from the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP).

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), 1994
  • M.Sc. (Laurea), Electronics Engineering, Università degli Studi di Pavia (Italy), 1987

  • Machine Learning and Intelligent systems
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber-Physical Systems security

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems

Research Interests
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Cyber-Physical Systems security
  • Big Data Analytics