I am a new associate professor at Northeastern University in the College of Computing and Information Science joining in Fall 2016. Before that, I was a consultant research scientist at RSA Laboratories, performing research in cloud security, applied cryptography, foundations of cybersecurity, and security analytics. I have successfully transferred research technologies developed at RSA Laboratories into RSA’s products.
My recent research evolves around the field of “security analytics”, the application of machine learning and data mining in cyber security. I am interested in designing rigorous machine learning techniques for learning and predicting attacker behavior, detecting malicious infrastructures and designing more effective defensive techniques. I am also working on addressing the unique challenges of building machine learning models resilient against adversarial manipulation.
Another area of great interest is monitoring and securing cloud infrastructures against emerging threats. I am leading the effort of building an analytics architecture for public IaaS clouds that collects performance metrics from multiple cloud layers, and applies machine learning algorithms to detect a wide range of attacks. I am collaborating with researchers from Boston University to deploy the platform in the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC).