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Malek ben Salem Alumnus
Malek Ben Salem is a cyber security research scientist at Accenture Technology Labs. She earned her PhD degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2011. Her research interests lie in insider threat detection, security analytics, and distributed machine learning. She is currently working on user behavior profiling for host-based active authentication. Malek also holds a MSc in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Dilp.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hanover, Germany.
Yingbo Song Alumnus
Yingbo Song graduated from PhD program. His research was in machine learning, network security and their intersection in intrusion detection systems. His research focus was on web-layer code-injection detection using off-host sensors, machine learning models for anomaly detection in network flows and shellcode polymorphism.
Jatin Kataria Alumnus
Jatin Kataria graudated from Master program. He was working on Symbiotic Embedded Machine project. His research focus was on implementing SEM for MIPS and creating reliable large scale exploits for Cisco IOS.
Younghee Park Alumnus
Younghee Park was a post-doctoral research scientist in the Computer Science at Columbia University in New York City. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in December 2010. Her main research interests were around computer network and system security including malware analysis and defense, attack attribution, IP traceback, botnets, insider attacks.
Brian Bowen Alumnus
Becker Polverini Alumnus
When Becker Polverini was a PhD student, his research interests included Internet censorship infrastructure, applications of machine-learning to anomaly detection, and collaborative IDS technology for users evading detection inside censored networks.
Pratap Prabhu Alumnus
Vanessa Frias-Martinez Alumnus
Shlomo Hershkop Alumnus
Gabriela F. Cretu Alumnus
Michael Costello Alumnus
Michael Costello is a Research Staff Associate focused on embedded system offensive and defensive research.
Sean Whalen Alumnus
Sean Whalen was a postdoctoral researcher in the IDS lab at Columbia University, focusing on anomaly detection in the cloud for the MEERKATS project. He received his PhD from the University of California, Davis in the fall of 2010 and spent the following year as an I3P postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests include computer security, machine learning, network theory, statistical inference, complex systems, and immersive visualization.