Simone Soderi

Assistant Professor
IMT School for Advanced Studies, Piazza San Francesco 19, 55100 Lucca (Italy)


I received my doctoral degree (Dr.Sc. Tech) from the University of Oulu (Finland). As the years went by, I reached a good experience in short-range wireless communications and cybersecurity solutions by exploiting the physical layer security. My research focuses on multilevel cybersecurity with a particular interest in critical infrastructure systems.

I am IEEE Senior Member and I have been TPC member in several conferences. I serve as a reviewer IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. I also serve as an Editor reviewer Frontiers in Communcations and Networks - Non-Conventional Communications and Networks section. Furthermore, I hold five patents (wireless communications and positioning).

Today, I am Assistant Professor at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, within the SySMA research unit. I work on cybersecurity projects in collaboration with CINI National Laboratory for Cybesecurity.

In 2020, I served CINI as National Coordinator of the CyberChallenge.IT project and I collaborated at the first edition of the Italian cybersecurity olympiad: OliCyber.IT.

I currently give lectures on cybersecurity management and on security engineering as a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity.

Research Area

  • Physical layer security;
  • 6G Security: visible light communications (VLC);
  • Covert channel communications: acoustic communications;
  • Protocol Security;
  • Network Security;
  • Security in critical infrastructure systems.

Selected Publications

See links at the top of the page for a full list of my publications.

My Doctoral Thesis

Teaching Activties

  • Adjunct Professor at Dept. of Mathematics of University of Padova : Teaching: “Security and risk: management and certifications“, SSD:INF/01, 6CFU (48 hours), a.y. 21/22, a.y. 22/23 - Master Degree in Cybersecurity

  • Instructor at Infotech Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland Teaching: “Security Engineering as a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity.“, (32 hours), May 2022

  • Instructor at CyberChallenge.IT, CINI National Laboratory for Cybesecurity Teaching: “Network security: CAN Bus fundamentals and security.“, 2021/2022 edition.