Simone Magnani

Simone Magnani

PhD Student

Fondazione Bruno Kessler


Simone Magnani is a PhD student jointly at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Povo, Italy) and University of Genova (Genova, Italy). Alongside all the academic tasks, he focuses on cyber security, cloud platforms and networking. Moreover, he has been member of two cybersecurity italian teams, CeSeNA and pwnthem0le, thanks to he not only had the opportunity to study and share with the other members many security issues, but he also took part in competitions (called CaptureTheFlag) fighting against other teams.

For the entire duration of its PhD study course, Simone wants to keep digging topics like cloud computing and network security, applying artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced kernel packet filtering techniques to prototype and dig out an innovative cyberattacks detection mechanism.


  • AI/ML Based Cyber Attack Detection
  • Network Traffic Monitoring
  • Adaptive Systems


  • PhD in Cybersecurity and Reliable Artificial Intelligence, 2020-current

    Fondazione Bruno Kessler - University of Genova

  • MSc in Computer Engineering (110/110 cum laude), 2018-2020

    Polytechnic of Turin

  • BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (110/110), 2015-2018

    Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna


Data and Control Plane

Design and Programming (eBPF)

Machine Learning

AI/ML/DL Methodologies

Cloud Native

Containerisation and Virtualisation

Problem Solving

See, Think, Do


Since 2015


Clear and technical



Fellow Researcher

Polytechnic of Turin

Jul 2020 – Aug 2020 Turin (IT)
Worked for prof. Fulvio Risso in Toshi, a european project. I mainly worked with eBPF, achieving an optimized in-kernel packet analysis for cyber attacks detection.

Software Developer (Internship)

Yoroi S.r.l.

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017 Cesena (IT)

Created an information gatherer system aiming at:

  • Analysing and parsing security logs
  • Gathering potential malicious IPs info
  • Deploying a command line interface tool


  • Via Sommarive, 18, Povo, TN 38123
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