Riccardo Spolaor is a Assistant Professor at the Shandong University, RPC. He previously worked at as a Research Associate at the University of Oxford, UK. He obtained his Ph.D. in Brain, Mind, and Computer Science at the University of Padua, Italy, in 2018. He obtained his Master's Degree in Computer Science in 2014 from the same university, with a thesis about smartphone privacy attack inferring user actions via traffic analysis. In November 2014, he started his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Conti.
His main research interests are privacy and security issues on mobile devices. In particular, he investigates possible applications of machine learning techniques to infer information via side-channel analysis. Most of the research that he carried out up to now is about the application of machine learning classifiers to network traffic and energy consumption traces of mobile devices.