I.J. Da Silva Oliveira LLD (Ítalo)

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About Me

With a background as a Lawyer, Law Teacher, and Researcher in Philosophy of Law, I decided to pursue a career in Computer Science, believing information technology is taking over every aspect of society and every research field. Now, as a Ph.D. candidate in CS, under the supervision of Prof. Giancarlo Guizzardi and Enrico Franconi, I am glad to work with a team of high-level researchers at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Unibz), researching in Formal Ontology and Conceptual Modeling, and applications to safety and security modeling and analysis. That has not been an easy path, but I have always been patient and persistent toward my goals.


My research employs an ontology-driven approach to security modeling and analysis. In particular, I propose a general theory of prevention based on the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) to ground a reference ontology of security--termed the "Reference Ontology of Security Engineering" (ROSE).

I am interested in developing well-founded semantic solutions that are understandable, interpretable, and interoperable by both humans and machines.

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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