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Roberto Perdisci

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Director - Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Roberto Perdisci is a Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Georgia, where he holds the Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professorship in Computer Science and directs the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy. He is 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 he Post-Doctoral Fellow at the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology, working under the supervision of Prof. Wenke Lee. Previously, he 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.

His research focuses on securing networked systems. He is especially interested in web security, automating the analysis of security incidents, and defending networks from malware. He often combine systems research with machine learning and large-scale data mining techniques to solve challenging computer and network security problems, and he is 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, he received an NSF CAREER award on a project titled "Automatic Learning of Adaptive Network-Centric Malware Detection Models." In 2015 he was awarded the Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, and in 2014 he received the M. G. Michael Award for Excellence in Research from the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

A list of Dr. Perdisci's publications can be found here.

  • Post-Doc: College of Computing - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D.: Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - University of Cagliari, Italy
  • MS: Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - University of Cagliari, Italy
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Network and Web Security, IoT Security, Malware Detection, AI Applications to Computer Security, Security of AI System, Telephony Security.

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