Prof. Emilio Mordini

Emilio Mordini is a Psychiatrist and Philosopher. He has been formerly trained as a psychoanalyst and was partner of the Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research (1986-2001). From 1994 to 2006 Emilio taught bioethics in the Medical School of the University "La Sapienza" of Rome and served as a scientific secretary of the Bioethical Commission of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Focusing his efforts on creating an international research centre devoted to ethical, political and social implications of emerging technologies, in 2002 Emilio founded the Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC), that he is currently chairing. Emilio has participated either as a partner or a coordinator to a number of international collaborative projects funded by the European Commission and by the NATO Science for Peace Program. He is currently coordinating the European Commission funded projects "Public perception of security and privacy: Assessing knowledge, Collecting evidence, Translating research into action" (PACT) and "Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence" (TELL ME). Emilio is member of the management committee of the COST Action IC1106 Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age, where he chairs the Working Group 6 on ethical and societal implications, and member of management committee of the COST Action IC1206 De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content. He serves as a member of the CEN/TC224/WG18 on Biometrics; and he is member of the coordination group of the Integrated Mission Group on Security (ISM-G) where he chairs the Technology Area 3 (Ethics, Human Factors, and Society). Emilio also chairs the Ethical and Privacy Committee of the European Association of Biometrics. Emilio has extensively published in academic peer reviewed publications, and edited 14 books. His most recent publications include (ed. with D.Tzovaras) Second Generation Biometrics: the Ethical and Social Context, Springer-Verlag:Berlin:2012 and Ethics and Politics of Concealment in the Global Information Society, Springer-Verlag:Berlin: in press




Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)




European Association for Signal Processing




EAB European Association for Biometrics




University of Sassari