I am an Associate Professor at Northeastern University in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. I joined Northeastern University in Fall 2016. Before that, I was a Consultant Research Scientist at RSA Laboratories, working on threat detection, machine learning for security, cloud security, and applied cryptography. I am the recipient of the Technology Review TR35 award for research in cloud security in 2011 and the recipient of the Google Security and Privacy Award 2019.
I currently serve as Program Committee co-chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021 together with Thorsten Holz. I served as Program Committee co-chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020, NDSS 2018 and NDSS 2019.
My recent research is centered around machine learning and artificial intelligence in cyber security. My group is addressing several challenging questions, such as:
  • How can threat detection benefit from more automated tools based on machine learning and artificial intelligence?
  • What are the security risks of using machine learning in critical applications?
  • How can we make machine learning more resilient against adversarial manipulation?
  • How can we model intelligent agents in cyber environments?