Thomas Favale

PhD Student - Cybersecurity, Network Traffic Anonymization, BigData

PhD Scolarship: Strengthening IoT Privacy and Security
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Thomas Favale comes from Brindisi (Italy) and was born on April 1st, 1994. He got his Master Degree in Computer Engineering, specializing in the network branch, in 2019 at Politecnico di Torino.
From May 2019 he started the Ph.D. at Politecnico di Torino under the supervision of Professor Marco Mellia, joining the Interdepartmental Center for SmartData@PoliTo. His research activity has been initially focused on the problem of anonymisation of network traffic. He developed ⍺-Mon: a tool capable of applying a new form of real-time anonymization for streaming traffic, called z-anonymity.
During his Ph.D he collaborated with Telefónica and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburgon on a Big Data analysis project for the evaluation of IoT devices behavior, with the objective of improve knowledge and technology on a continuously evolving field.
He is currently involved in the study of malicious traffic on Darknets and Honeypots to enhance network security.