She has held many management and research positions and her research projects have gained international acclaim.
She has served as the coordinator for various European and national research projects; she is currently the co-coordinator of the FP6-IST project GeoPKDD: Geographic Privacy-aware Knowledge Discovery and Delivery.
She is responsible for the Working Group on Privacy and Security in Data mining of the KDUBIQ network of excellences.
She has taught classes on databases and data mining at universities in Italy and abroad.
She has authored close to one hundred publications, and has also served in various scientific committees related to Data Mining, Databases, and Logic Programming.