I.J. Da Silva Oliveira LLD (Ítalo)

PhD Candidate

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 within a team of high-level researchers at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Unibz) and at the University of Twente (UT), 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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