Research & Publications

Research Interests & Expertise

My PhD research interest lied in the area of Information Security. More specifically, I focused on privacy and security techniques for mobile devices, sensor systems and the Internet of Things. My advisor was prof. Elisa Bertino.

Security techniques for Sensor Systems and the Internet of Things

Design of fine-grained analysis techniques to detect the causes of packet losses (whether malicious nodes or wireless interference) and of automated Intrusion Response Systems. Implementation in TinyOS and testing through simulation and TelosB motes testbeds.

Privacy techniques for Mobile Devices

Design and implementation of IdentiDroid, a customized Android operating system to enforce application-level anonymity. Customization of the Android OS and extensive testing and validation on emulator and real devices.

Programming Languages Security

Past: Design and extension of cryptographic integrity techniques for the authentication of objects in OO languages. Implementation and testing of the integration of these techniques as language features for Java, under different models.

Conferences & Workshops

Daniele Midi, Mathias Payer, and Elisa Bertino. “Memory Safety for Embedded Devices with nesCheck”, ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security, pp. 127-139. 2017.

Rullo, Antonino, Daniele Midi, Edoardo Serra, and Elisa Bertino. “A Game of Things: Strategic Allocation of Security Resources for IoT”, ACM International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, pp. 185-190. 2017.

Oyindamola Oluwatimi, Daniele Midi and Elisa Bertino, “A Context-Aware System to Secure Enterprise Content”, ACM SACMAT. 2016.

Muhammad Saleem Khan, Daniele Midi, Majid Iqbal Khan and Elisa Bertino, “Adaptive Trust Update Frequency in MANETs”, IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS). 2015.

Daniele Midi, Antonio Tedeschi, Francesco Benedetto, Elisa Bertino, Statistically-enhanced Fine-Grained Diagnosis of Packet Losses”, Proc. of Signal Processing for Secure Communication Workshop, part of FiCloud Internet of Things conference, Rome, Italy. 2015.

Muhammad Saleem Khan, Daniele Midi, Majid Iqbal Khan and Elisa Bertino, “Adaptive Trust Threshold Strategy for Misbehaving Node Detection and Isolation”, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Recent Advances of Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom), Helsinki, Finland. 2015.

Salmin Sultana, Daniele Midi, Elisa Bertino, “Kinesis: A Security Incident Response and Prevention System for Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of ACM SENSYS. 2014.

Bilal Shebaro, Daniele Midi, Elisa Bertino, “Fine-Grained Analysis of Packet Loss Symptoms in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE SECON. 2014.

Daniele Midi, Ashish Kundu, Elisa Bertino, “Towards Authenticated Objects”, Proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2013), Madrid, Spain, June 3-4, LNCS, pp. 777-783. 2013.


Javid Habibi, Daniele Midi, Anand Mudgerikar, and Elisa Bertino. “Heimdall: Mitigating the Internet of Insecure Things”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 2017.

Muhammad Saleem Khan, Daniele Midi, Majid I. Khan, Nadeem Javaid, and Elisa Bertino. “Isolating Misbehaving Nodes in MANETs with an Adaptive Trust Threshold Strategy”, Mobile Networks and Applications, pp. 1-17. 2017.

Oyindamola Oluwatimi, Daniele Midi, and Elisa Bertino. “Overview of mobile containerization approaches and open research directions”, IEEE Security & Privacy 15.1, pp. 22-31. 2017.

Muhammad Saleem Khan, Daniele Midi, Majid Iqbal Khan, and Elisa Bertino. “Fine-Grained Analysis of Packet Loss in MANETs”, IEEE Access. 2017.

Daniele Midi, Salmin Sultana, Elisa Bertino, A System for Response and Prevention of Security Incidents in Wireless Sensor Networks, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Volume 13 Issue 1, December 2016.

Daniele Midi, Elisa Bertino, Node or Link? Fine-Grained Analysis of Packet Loss Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks”, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. 2016.

Antonio Tedeschi, Daniele Midi, Francesco Benedetto, Elisa Bertino, “Statistically-enhancing the Diagnosis of Packet Losses in WSNs”, International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation. 2016.

Bilal Shebaro, Oyindamola Oluwatimi, Daniele Midi, Elisa Bertino, “IdentiDroid: Android can finally Wear its Anonymous Suit”, Transactions on Data Privacy 7:1, pp. 27-50. 2014.

Posters & Demos

Antonino Rullo, Daniele Midi, Edoardo Serra, Elisa Bertino, “Strategic Security Resource Allocation for Internet of Things”, IEEE ICDCS. 2016.

Daniele Midi, Oyindamola Oluwatimi, Bilal Shebaro, Elisa Bertino, “Privacy-Enhancing Features of IdentiDroid”, demo paper, Proceedings of ACM CCS. 2014.

Bilal Shebaro, Daniele Midi, Elisa Bertino, “Fine-Grained Analysis of Packet Loss Symptoms in Wireless Sensor Networks”, poster paper, Proceedings of The 11th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems, SenSys ’13, Rome, Italy, November 6-9, 2013.