Elena Ferrari is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria,
From 1998 until January 2001, she has been an assistant professor at the Department
of Computer Science of the University of Milano (Italy). She received the MS degree
in Computer Science from the University of Milano (Italy) in 1992. In 1998, she
received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university. During summer 1996
she has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Computer Science of George
Mason University, Fairfax (Virginia). During summers 1997 and 1998 she has been
a visiting researcher at Rutgers University, Newark (New Jersey).
Her research activities are related to various aspects of data management systems,
including web security, access control and privacy, multimedia databases, and temporal
databases. On these topics she has published more than a hundred scientific publications
in international journals and conference proceedings. She gave several invited lectures
and tutorials in Italian and foreign universities as well as on international conferences
Dr. Ferrari has served as Program Chair of the 4th ACM Symposium on Access Control
Models and Technologies (SACMAT'04), Software Demonstration Chair of the 9th International
Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT'04), Co-Chair of the first COMPSAC'02
Workshop on Web Security and Semantic Web, the first ECOOP Workshop on XML and Object
Technology (XOT 2000), and the first ECOOP Workshop on Object-oriented Databases.
She has also served as Program Committee member of several international conferences
Prof. Ferrari is in the Editorial Board of the VLDB Journal and the International
Journal of Information Technology (IJIT). She is a member of the ACM and senior
member of IEEE.