Roberto Perdisci

Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professor in Computer Science
Director, Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
School of Computing, University of Georgia

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perdisci [at] uga.edu

415 Boyd GSRC

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

I am a Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Georgia, where I hold the Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professorship in Computer Science and direct the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy. I am also 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. Before that, 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 ‚ÄúAutomatic Learning of Adaptive Network-Centric Malware Detection Models.‚ÄĚ

recent pc service

  • 2022 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2022) - Program Co-Chair
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2022)
  • MADWeb@NDSS 2022 - Program Chair
  • Usenix Security Symposyum, 2022
  • 2021 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2021) and Artifacts Evaluations
  • MADWeb@NDSS 2021 - Program Co-Chair
  • Usenix Security Symposium, 2021
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2021
  • 2020 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2020) - Artifacts Evaluation Chair
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2020)
  • The Web Conference 2020, Security & Privacy Track (WWW 2020)
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2020

news

Aug 19, 2022 Our paper titled ‚ÄúPhishInPatterns: Measuring Elicited User Interactions at Scale on Phishing Websites‚ÄĚ has been accepted to ACM IMC 2022
Jul 14, 2022 Our paper on combating robocalls with an automated NLP-based phone virtual assistant has been accepted to USENIX Security 2023!
Jun 9, 2022 I presented our SoK: Workerounds paper at EuroS&P 2022
Feb 1, 2022 I’m serving as ACSAC 2022 Program Co-Chair
Oct 1, 2021 Started new NSF-funded project on studying and defending against social engineering attacks

selected publications

  1. IMC
    PhishInPatterns: Measuring Elicited User Interactions at Scale on Phishing Websites (to appear)
    Subramani, Karthika, Starov, Oleksii, Melicher, William, Vadrevu, Phani, and Perdisci, Roberto
    In IMC ’22: ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2022
  2. USENIX Sec
    Combating Robocalls with Phone Virtual Assistant Mediated Interaction (to appear)
    Pandit, Sharbani, Sarker, Krishanu,  Perdisci, Roberto, Ahamad, Mustaque, and Yang, Diyi
    In 32nd USENIX Security Symposium, USENIX Security 23, ANAHEIM, CA, USA, August 9-11, 2023 2023
  3. EuroSP
    SoK: Workerounds - Categorizing Service Worker Attacks and Mitigations
    Subramani, Karthika, Jueckstock, Jordan, Kapravelos, Alexandros, and Perdisci, Roberto
    In 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, EuroS&P 2022, Genoa, Italy, June 6-10, 2022 2022
  4. NDSS
    C\^2SR: Cybercrime Scene Reconstruction for Post-mortem Forensic Analysis
    Kwon, Yonghwi, Wang, Weihang, Jung, Jinho, Lee, Kyu Hyung, and Perdisci, Roberto
    In 28th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, NDSS 2021, virtually, February 21-25, 2021 2021
  5. ACSAC
    Towards a Practical Differentially Private Collaborative Phone Blacklisting System
    Ucci, Daniele,  Perdisci, Roberto, Lee, Jaewoo, and Ahamad, Mustaque
    In ACSAC ’20: Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, Virtual Event / Austin, TX, USA, 7-11 December, 2020 2020
  6. CCS
    Mnemosyne: An Effective and Efficient Postmortem Watering Hole Attack Investigation System
    Allen, Joey, Yang, Zheng, Landen, Matthew, Bhat, Raghav, Grover, Harsh, Chang, Andrew, Ji, Yang,  Perdisci, Roberto, and Lee, Wenke
    In CCS ’20: 2020 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Virtual Event, USA, November 9-13, 2020 2020
  7. EuroSP
    IoTFinder: Efficient Large-Scale Identification of IoT Devices via Passive DNS Traffic Analysis
    Perdisci, Roberto, Papastergiou, Thomas, Alrawi, Omar, and Antonakakis, Manos
    In IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, EuroS&P 2020, Genoa, Italy, September 7-11, 2020 2020
  8. IMC
    When Push Comes to Ads: Measuring the Rise of (Malicious) Push Advertising
    Subramani, Karthika, Yuan, Xingzi, Setayeshfar, Omid, Vadrevu, Phani, Lee, Kyu Hyung, and Perdisci, Roberto
    In IMC ’20: ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Virtual Event, USA, October 27-29, 2020 2020
  9. IMC
    What You See is NOT What You Get: Discovering and Tracking Social Engineering Attack Campaigns
    Vadrevu, Phani, and Perdisci, Roberto
    In Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 21-23, 2019 2019
  10. NDSS
    JSgraph: Enabling Reconstruction of Web Attacks via Efficient Tracking of Live In-Browser JavaScript Executions
    Li, Bo, Vadrevu, Phani, Lee, Kyu Hyung, and Perdisci, Roberto
    In 25th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, NDSS 2018, San Diego, California, USA, February 18-21, 2018 2018
  11. NDSS
    Towards Measuring the Effectiveness of Telephony Blacklists
    Pandit, Sharbani,  Perdisci, Roberto, Ahamad, Mustaque, and Gupta, Payas
    In 25th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, NDSS 2018, San Diego, California, USA, February 18-21, 2018 2018