Anna Cinzia Squicciarini received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Milan in February 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Information of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University. Since 2019, Squicciarini also works in the Cyber Security Area in the College of IST. During 2006–2007, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University. Dr. Squicciarini is a Fulbright Scholar for US-UK Cybersecurity program.
Squicciarini’s main research interests are in the area of data security and privacy, with emphasis on access control mechanisms. Squicciarini’s work currently focuses on data privacy and on the development of applied machine learning methods for scalable user-centered privacy protection. Further, she applies machine learning models and game theoretic algorithms toward detection and understanding of online deviance. Squicciarini’s work has been funded by industry and various funding agencies, including grants from the National Science Foundation (and a CAREER Award, 2015), Air Force, and Army Research Office. Squicciarini work has also been supported by Google and Hewlett-Packard Research Labs. Squicciarini published more than 80 contributions as papers in international conferences and journals, and she is associate editor for three IEEE and two ACM Transactions. She has supervised several Ph.D. and Master theses since joining Penn State.