Marcello Paolo Scipioni

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Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics (SI-107)
Via G. Buffi 13
6904 Lugano, Switzerland

phone: +41 (58) 666 43 22

About Marcello

Marcello was a PhD student and a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland, from October 2009 to February 2016. Marcello got his bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2006, and his master degree in Computer Engineering – with specialization in Sound Engineering and Design – in 2009, from the Como campus of the Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis developed in collaboration with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy, and the Regional Center for Cleft Lip and Palate of the San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Research interests

Marcello’s research interests were in the fields of location privacy, information security, human-computer interaction.
He also worked in the field of sound engineering, speech understanding and speech disorders.


Marcello has been a teaching assistant for the following courses:


Marcello has been working in the following project:



Luca Colombo, Marcello Paolo Scipioni (2014) Children reading ebooks on tablets: a study of the context of use, Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Fun, Fast, Foundational - NordiCHI '14, p. 975-978, New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, url, doi:10.1145/2639189.2670254


Alexander De Luca, Emanuel von Zezschwitz, Ngo Dieu Huong Nguyen, Max-Emanuel Maurer, Elisa Rubegni, Marcello Paolo Scipioni, Marc Langheinrich (2013) Back-of-device authentication on smartphones, Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '13, p. 2389, New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, url, doi:10.1145/2470654.2481330


Marcello Paolo Scipioni (2012) A privacy-by-design approach to location sharing (Doctoral Colloquium), Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp '12, p. 580, New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, url, doi:10.1145/2370216.2370314 PDF

Marcello Paolo Scipioni, Marc Langheinrich (2012) To Share or Not To Share? An Activity-centered Approach for Designing Usable Location Sharing Tools, Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices (U-PriSM) @ SOUPS 2012, pdf PDF


Marcello Paolo Scipioni, Marc Langheinrich (2011) Towards a New Privacy-Aware Location Sharing Platform, Journal of Internet Services and Information Security 1(4), url PDF

Marcello Paolo Scipioni (2011) Towards Privacy-Aware Location-Based Recommender Systems, IFIP Summerschool 2011. Trento, Italy, September 2011, pdf PDF


Marcello Paolo Scipioni, Marc Langheinrich (2010) I'm Here! Privacy Challenges in Mobile Location Sharing, Second International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Spontaneous Interaction and Mobile Phone Use (IWSSI/SPMU 2010) at Pervasive 2010, pdf PDF


Marcello Paolo Scipioni, Matteo Gerosa, Diego Giuliani, Elmar Nöth, Andreas Maier (2009) Intelligibility Assessment in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Italian and German, p. 967–970, pdf