Security & Trust

Cecilia Pasquini

Cecilia Pasquini Researcher

Cecilia Pasquini is a researcher with the Security & Trust research unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler. Prior to that, she has been a researcher at the Media Lab with the University of Trento (2020-2022) and a postdoctoral fellow at the Privacy and Security Lab with the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2016-2019). She received her MSc in Mathematics from the University of Ferrara in 2012 and her Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Trento in 2016. Her research interests lie at the intersection of information security and media processing, including topics related to image/video forensics and security, face-based biometric identification, AI-generated media detection and adversarial machine learning. She is currently working on the security and risk assessment of fully remote identity proofing and enrollment for digital identity systems.



  • Cecilia Pasquini, Marco Pernpruner, Giada Sciarretta, Silvio Ranise
    Towards a Fine-Grained Threat Model for Video-Based Remote Identity Proofing
    In: ECML/PKDD 2023 Post-Workshops and Tutorials Proceedings (news)

Supervised Theses


  • Riccardo Ziglio (Master's Thesis, University of Trento, 2024)
    Challenge-Based Liveness Detection vs Video Manipulation: Analysis of Face Swaps Attacks in Remote Identity Proofing Scenarios
    Supervisors: Silvio Ranise | Co-supervisor: Cecilia Pasquini


  • Roberta Peracchio (Master's Thesis, University of Trento, 2023)
    Exploring Digital Travel Credentials: A Comparative Study of Existing Solutions and Image Quality Assessment for Face Recognition
    Supervisors: Silvio Ranise | Co-supervisors: Tahir Ahmad, Cecilia Pasquini