Battista Biggio

PhD, Assistant Professor at PRA Lab, and Co-Founder of Pluribus One.

Twitter:   @biggiobattista

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News: I have been recently appointed chair of the IAPR Technical Committee 1 on Statistical Pattern Recognition Techniques and Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition, and nominated IEEE Senior Member.

New website on Security of Machine Learning online, along with a live demo on adversarial examples. Check it out at:

Our ICCV 2017 Tutorial on Adversarial Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning is now available on youtube.

The associated review article "Wild Patterns: Ten Years after the Rise of Adversarial Machine Learning" is now on ArXiv: 

Short biography. Battista Biggio received the MSc degree in Electronic Engineering, with honors, and the PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, respectively in 2006 and 2010, from the University of Cagliari (Italy). Since 2007 he has been working for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the same University, where he currently is an Assistant Professor. From May 12th, 2011 to November 12th, 2011, he visited the University of Tuebingen (Germany), and worked on the security of machine learning algorithms to contamination of training data.

Research interests. His research interests currently include:

  • secure / robust machine learning and pattern recognition methods (adversarial learning);
  • multiple classifier systems;
  • and kernel methods;

with applications in biometric recognition, spam filtering, malware detection, and intrusion detection in computer networks.

Italian National Scientific Qualification. Dr. Biggio obtained the Italian National Scientific Qualification for the role of Associate Professor in Computer Engineering on April 04, 2017, and in Computer Science on April 10, 2017.
Reviewer activity / memberships. Dr. Biggio serves as a reviewer for several international conferences and journals, including Pattern Recognition and Pattern Recognition Letters. He is a member of the IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Computer Society, and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society), and of the Italian Group of Italian Researchers in Pattern Recognition (GIRPR), affiliated to the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Since January 2017, he has been nominated chair of the IAPR Techincal Committee 1 on Statistical Pattern Recognition Techniques and Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition.
He has co-chaired and organized AISec 2017S+SSPR 2018S+SSPR 2016. He has also served as PC member for several conferences, including (but not limited to):