is a professor of computer science at Purdue University
and is acting as the research director of CERIAS
, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, an institute attached to Purdue University. Bertino's research interest include data privacy
and computer security
Bertino was born in Rome
. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pisa
in 1980 under the supervision of Costantino Thanos. After postdoctoral research on IBM System R
at the IBM Almaden Research Center
, and then working for the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation
, she returned to academia. She was for many years on the faculty of the University of Milan
, and chaired the computer science department there.
She has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles, more than 450 conference papers, 9 books, and 35 edited volumes, with over 300 co-authors. She has been co-editor-in-chief of the ''GeoInformatica Journal'' and ''VLDB Journal'', program co-chair of ICDE 1998, and program chair of ECOOP 2000, SACMAT 2002, and EDBT 2004.
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