Department of Computer Science
University of Georgia
415 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, GA 30602-7404
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Georgia, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science, and a faculty member of the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Before joining UGA I was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology, working under the supervision of Prof. Wenke Lee. I also worked as Principal Scientist at Damballa, Inc., and prior to joining Damballa I was Research Scholar at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and PhD candidate at the University of Cagliari, Italy with the Pattern Recognition and Applications Group.
My research focuses on securing networked systems. I am particularly interested in web security, automating the analysis of security incidents, and defending networks from malware. I often combine systems research with machine learning and large-scale data mining techniques to solve challenging computer and network security problems. I am also interested in broader aspects of networked systems, including Internet-scale measurements, analysis and optimization of systems performance, and the design of networking protocols. In 2012, I received an NSF CAREER award on a project titled "Automatic Learning of Adaptive Network-Centric Malware Detection Models." Here you can find a list of my publications.
For Prospective Students: I'm always looking for motivated students with a strong background in computer networks and systems and/or machine learning/data mining. If you are a UGA student interested in doing quality research in computer and network security, please contact me. If you are not a UGA student, I encourage you to apply.
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