I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Giovanni Vigna and Christopher Kruegel in the SecLab at UC Santa Barbara. My research interests focus on several aspects of systems security. Currently, I am actively involved in projects related to automated vulnerability discovery (in firmware blobs and Android applications), and related to human-assisted cyber reasoning systems.

I earned a Ph.D at EURECOM, where I was advised by Davide Balzarotti. Among other things, we investigated how non-atomic acquisitions impact the consistency of memory dumps, and we developed a framework to discover and to assess the quality of memory forensics heuristics.

I love playing Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions and I am a core member of NOPS which, by the way, was once defined “probably a top team” by one of the greatest hackers of our time (if you think this is a mere PR stunt, contact me and you will receive proof that this actually happened - for real!).

When I am away from keyboard, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, surfing, and playing chess.


Fabio Gritti, Lorenzo Fontana, Eric Gustafson, Fabio Pagani, Andrea Continella, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS)
Fabio Pagani, Oleksii Fedorov, Davide Balzarotti
ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)
Fabio Pagani, Davide Balzarotti
Proceedings of the 28th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security)
Fabio Pagani, Matteo Dell'Amico, Davide Balzarotti
Proceedings of the Eighth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY)
Marius Muench, Fabio Pagani, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna, Davide Balzarotti
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID)
Fabio Pagani, Matteo De Astis, Mariano Graziano, Andrea Lanzi, Davide Balzarotti
Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN)
Alessandro Reina, Aristide Fattori, Fabio Pagani, Lorenzo Cavallaro, Danilo Bruschi
Proceedings of the 28th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)


Fabio Pagani
SANS DFIR Europe Summit


PC member at DIMVA 2021

Journal reviewer for Computers & Security (COSE)

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