Massimo La Morgia is an Assistant Professor (RTD-A) at the Computer Science Department of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He obtained the Laurea Degree in Computer Science, summa cum laude, and the Ph.D in Computer Science from Sapienza University of Rome, respectively in 2014 and 2019, under the supervision of Alessandro Mei. Between 2014 and 2015, he worked as a consultant for different Italian companies. In 2017 he obtained the Google Associate Android Developer certification. He is involved in several technology transfer activities regarding IOT systems, machine learning, mobile technology, and proximity payments. His research interests include computer systems, blockchain, security & privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, applied machine learning, computer science & human behavior. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Secure Information Systems of George Mason University, Fairfax, USA, in October and November 2023, hosted by Prof. Sushil Jajodia. He won the ‘Avvio alla Ricerca 2017’ and ‘Avvio alla Ricerca 2021’ awards from Sapienza University. In 2023, he was awarded by the European Commission with the Seal of Excellence.