Davide Maiorca received from the University of Cagliari the Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering (final mark: 110/110 magna cum laude) in 2012 and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 2016. His Ph.D. thesis has been recognized by the CLUSIT (Italian Association For Computer Security) as one of the best Computer Security Italian theses in 2016. He has been working at PraLAB since 2012, and he currently holds a position as Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Cagliari. His research fields include the analysis and detection of malware in documents (such as PDF, Office) and multimedia applications (e.g., Flash), the detection of Android malware and Adversarial Machine Learning. From November 2013 to April 2014, he was Visiting Student at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, in the System Security group guided by Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz.
From 2013 to 2015 he was the chair of the IEEE Cagliari Student Branch and of its Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC) Chapter.
He's been serving as Program Committee member and reviewer for international conferences and journals.
He is currently Project Manager for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Cagliari, Italy) for the project PISDAS (Piattaforma Integrata Servizi Digitali Avanzati Sicuri) and INCLOSEC (Servizi di Sicurezza in Cloud), in cooperation with the Innovery SpA company and funded by the Sardinian Regional Administration.
Since 2016, he has been teaching the seminar "Mobile Forensics" for the students of the Master Degree in Electronic Engineering (University of Cagliari). He also works as a technical consultant for legal activities.
He is a member of IEEE, Computer Society, SMC, ACM, and CVPL (ex-GIRPR - Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori Pattern Recognition)