Paolo Palmieri, Ph.D.


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I am a Lecturer in Cyber Security at University College Cork (Ireland) – a position roughly equivalent to assistant professor in North America.


I earned my Ph.D. in Cryptography in January 2013, at the Crypto Group of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). I then moved to Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), where I was a post-doctoral researcher for 2 years, working on privacy-enhancing technologies. Before joining UCC, I was a Lecturer in Computing at Bournemouth University (2015-16), and a lecturer in Cyber Security at Cranfield University (2016-17), in the United Kingdom.


Most of my research work in cyber security focuses on cryptography, privacy and anonymity. My research interests include secure computation, privacy-enhancing technologies, anonymity protocols, location privacy and smart cities.


I am always looking for motivated students interested in contributing to the research of our group.


NEWS: UCC has agreed with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to jointly fund a number of PhD scholarships. If you are a Chinese student interested in pursuing a PhD in cryptography/privacy feel free to send me an e-mail to discuss a potential application. Ad on the IACR website.



E-mail:  GnuPG Public Key




University College Cork
Department of Computer Science,
Western Gateway Building,
Western Road, Cork, T12 XF62, Ireland

My office is in the Western Gateway Building, a 5-minute walk from the main campus.
Office number: 1.74
Phone: +353 21 4205922