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Massimiliano Pala, Ph.D.

Massimiliano Pala

ISTS Fellow
Dartmouth College, Department of Computer Science

Massimiliano Pala is currently working as a Research Associate in the Computer Science department at Dartmouth College on the PKI Interoperability and Usability Project under the guidance of Professor Sean Smith. In 2003, he joined the Ph.D. program at the Poilitecnico di Torino in PKI and Security, working with Professor Antonio Lioy. In October 2005, he worked for six months for the PKI/Trust Lab at Dartmouth College collaborating on the research activities of Professor Sean Smith’s team. Prior to that, he worked for several companies as a PKI/Security consultant.

Massimiliano started the OpenCA project in 1998 and continues its development and management. He holds a Laurea (equivalent to a BS and MS) in Computer Engineering from the University of Modena, Italy.

Massimiliano’s research interests are in the field of new security architectures and protocols development, trust management models and e-Government. An important aspect of his research is the improvement of security tools usability, e.g. digital certificates, PMIs, identity tokens.

Email: massimiliano.pala[at]

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