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Formal methods, logics, protocol verification and model checking.

Reverse bio

Starting February 2017, I am Assistant Professor in Computer Security at the IT-University of Copenhagen. Previously, I worked as a Postdoc in Carsten Shürmann’s group at the IT-University of Copenhagen, working on the Meta-CLF project. I obtained my Ph.D. at the Technical University of Denmark, under supervision of Flemming Nielson and Hanne Riis Nielson, working on formal methods, security protocol verification and model checking, and before that I did my B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Padova, Italy, graduating under supervision of Paolo Baldan.

Current events



AIF-Omega is an abstraction based verification tool for security protocols where participants have state that is beyond a single session.

SetPi is an extension of the Applied Pi-calculus with support for persistent state, expressible in terms of names that can grow and shrink over time.

CPNunf is an unfolder for contextual Petri nets, an extension of this formalism with semantics to support concurrent read access to shared resources


Conference papers

  1. Eva Drewsen, Alessandro Bruni, Carsten Schürmann; Towards a Mechanized Proof of Selene Receipt-Freeness and Vote-Privacy. Second International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting, 2017
  2. Peter Brottveit Bock, Alessandro Bruni, Agata Murawska and Carsten Schürmann: Representing Session Types. Dale Miller’s Festschrift, 2016
  3. Michael Denzel, Alessandro Bruni and Mark Ryan. Smart-Guard: Defending User Input from Malware. The 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2016
  4. Sebastian Mödersheim and Alessandro Bruni. AIF-ω: Set-Based Protocol Abstraction with Countable Families. Principles of Security and Trust, 2016 [Preprint]
  5. Alessandro Bruni, Sebastian Mödersheim, Flemming Nielson and Hanne Riis Nielson. Set-pi: Set Membership Pi-calculus. Computer Security Foundations, 2015 [Preprint]
  6. Alessandro Bruni, Michal Sojka, Flemming Nielson and Hanne Riis Nielson. Formal Security Analysis of the MaCAN Protocol. Integrated Formal Methods, 2014
  7. Vigo, Roberto, Alessandro Bruni, and Ender Yüksel. Security Games for Cyber-Physical Systems. Secure IT Systems. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 17-32.
  8. Baldan, P., Bruni, A., Corradini, A., König, B., & Schwoon, S. On the computation of McMillan’s prefix for contextual nets and graph grammars. Graph Transformations, 2010. 91-106.

Journal papers

  1. Baldan, P., Bruni, A., Corradini, A., König, B., Rodríguez, C., & Schwoon, S. Efficient unfolding of contextual Petri nets. Theoretical Computer Science, 2012.

Posters and Workshop Papers

  1. Alessandro Bruni, Sebastian Mödersheim, Flemming Nielson, Hanne Riis Nielson. Verification of Stateful Protocols, Set-based Abstractions in the Applied π-Calculus. Secure IT Systems, 2014.
  2. Alessandro Bruni, Markulf Kohlweiss, Myrto Arapinis, Mark D. Ryan, Eike Ritter, Flemming Nielson, and Hanne Riis Nielson. “Proving Stateful Injective Agreement with Refinement Types”. Cryptoforma Workshop, 2015. [Paper]


  1. Alessandro Bruni. Analysis of Security Protocols in Embedded Systems. PhD thesis, DTU, 2016. [Link]

Past events