- Born in Italy
- Bachelor's & Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2003 and 2005
- Nov. 2005 - July 2006: Researcher at the University of Essex. Field: Cryptography and Digital Rights
Management in Peer-To-Peer Systems (Colchester, U.K.)
In cooperation with (and funded by): Vodafone U.K.
Advisor: Dr. Antonio Liotta
- August 2006 - August 2008: PhD Student Computer Science at
Florida State University;
Teaching and Research Assistant for SAIT Lab (Tallahassee, Florida)
Advisors: Dr. Mike Burmester,
Dr. Breno De Medeiros
- August 2008 - Present: PhD Student Computer Science at
University of California in San Diego,
(La Jolla, CA)
Advisor: Dr. Joe Pasquale
Main research topic: Distributed and Peer-To-Peer Systems.
- Engineer at Metavention, Inc.
Research and Development, medical devices,
04/2013 - present, San Clemente CA.
Contributed to 1 patent
- Research Assistant in the field of performance of peer-to-peer and replicated storage systems,
04/2008 - present, at Florida State University and University of California San Diego.
4 published papers
- Research Assistant in the field of Security Protocols for Radio Frequency Identifiers,
03/2007 – 07/2008, at Florida State University.
3 published papers
- Researcher in the field of Digital Rights Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer System,
11/2005 – 07/2006, at Vodafone and University of Essex, England.
1 published paper
- Teaching Assistant:
At UCSD. Courses taught:
- Discrete Mathematics: Fall 2011, Winter and Spring 2012, Winter and Spring 2013, Winter 2014; 200-380 students
- Principle of Operating Systems: Fall 2012; 160 students
At FSU. Courses taught:
- Java programming: Summer 2008, 40 students
- Computer Literacy: Fall 2006, Winter, Spring and Fall 2007, Winter 2008; 60 students
Resume (PDF format).
- Office: building EBU3B, room 2232
1) Serious stuff: rmotta (AT) eng (DOT) ucsd (DOT) edu
2) Jokes, Spam, and - yeah! - your favorite Viruses and Trojans (only the
newest releases please): rossana.hell.no.127.0.0.1
(AT) gmail (DOT) com
- R. Motta and J. Pasquale: Storage and Network Resource Usage in Reactive and Proactive Replicated Storage Systems (Conference Paper, ICNC, January 2013) (PDF)
- R. Motta and J. Pasquale: A Quantitative Comparison of Reactive and Proactive Replicated Storage Systems
(Conference Paper, SRDS, October 2012) (PDF)
- R. Motta and J. Pasquale: Wireless P2P: Problem or Opportunity? (Conference Paper, AP2PS, October 2010) (PDF)
- M. Burmester, B. de Medeiros and R. Motta: Anonymous RFID authentication with constant key-lookup (IJAC, International Journal of Applied Cryptography, V1 N2 2008) (PDF)
- R. Motta, W. Nienaber and J. Jenkins: Gnutella: integrating performance and security in fully decentralized
P2P models (Conference Paper, ACMSE, March 2008) (PDF)
- M. Burmester, B. de Medeiros and R. Motta: Robust, Anonymous RFID Authentication with Constant Key-Lookup (Conference and Journal Paper, ASICCS, March 2008) (PDF)
- M. Burmester, B. de Medeiros and R. Motta: Provably secure grouping-proofs for RFID tags (CARDIS2008, London, September 2008. Published in Smart Card Research and Advanced Applications of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Volume 5189/2008, Pages 176-190) (PDF)
- A. Liotta, R. Motta, L. Lin: A File Protection Method for Peer-to-Peer Systems, Journal of Research in Computing Science, NPI Press (ISSN 1870-4069), Vol. 23, pp. 151-160, November 2006 (PDF)
Misc Interests & Hobbies:
* Yoga (I got a
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher certification but I am currently not working as a Yoga teacher)- Lesson learned: "Mens sana in corpore sano"
* Linux: From 2005 to 2010, I was part of the staff team of
Opensuse Linux Forums - Lesson learned: "Live - [screw your Linux computer] - and learn."
* Watching the world upside down - Lesson learned: always consider different points of view!
* Ford Mustangs - Lesson learned: they freaking suck in gas mileage!
* Cats - Lesson learned: I am a crazy cat lady in training
* Soap. For some reason I like making soap from scratch - Lesson learned: None!
- As you can see, creating web pages is not in my interests / hobbies / skills!
(Lesson learned: Well.. someone gotta be bad at that. But I am very proud that when I was a student at FSU, and I had a similar webpage, the department sysadmin sent me an email to let me know that mine was the worst webpage he had ever seen at FSU. That made my day and I nearly fell from my chair laughing.)
that I developed in those moments that you are so bored that you come up with
the most useless things:
One of my favorite quotes:
"Some Masters and Ph.D. scientists have reported that they were turned away from jobs because they were "over-qualified". Some have suggested that, in some cases, you should remove Ph.D. from your resume altogether and pretend that you never went to graduate school. [...]
A Ph.D. or Masters is a liability only if you were unable to show a prospective employer the valuable transferrable skills you have acquired along the way.
If an employer cannot recognize the value of an advanced degree, they lack any imagination or business sense and would probably be miserable to work for anyway."
[From: "Put Your Science To Work" by P. Fiske]
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