Nicola Zannone
Associate Professor of Data Protection

Chair Data Protection
Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB, Eindhoven
Email (replace * with @ and dot with .): n dot zannone * tue dot nl

Biographical Sketch

Nicola Zannone is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Data Protection research group, which is part of the Security cluster, in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He received his PhD degree in Computer Science at the University of Trento in 2007 with a Ph.D. thesis on security requirements engineering, under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Massacci and Prof. John Mylopoulos. Before joining TU/e in 2008, he held a position of young researcher at the Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica in 2006-2007 and a post-doc position at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Toronto in 2007-2008. During his PhD, he visited Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University in 2005 and IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in 2006. He is a member of the steering committee of the Security next generation (CSng), a community building activity of several Dutch universities focusing on cyber security.

Research Interests

  • Computer Security
  • Access Control
  • Data analytic for Security
  • Social Engineering


A full list of publications here. See also DBLP, ACM, and SCOPUS.


Current Projects

  • WINLAS: WIreless sensor Networks for urban Local Areas Surveillance


Journal and Conference Activities


My Erdös number is 3.