Angelos Stavrou

Angelos Stavrou

Angelos Stavrou

Reliability Rep.
George Mason University
IEEE Region: 3

Biography

Dr. Angelos Stavrou is an Associate Professor at George Mason University and the Associate Director Center for Secure Information Systems. Stavrou has served as principal investigator on contracts from NSF, DARPA, IARPA, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, and he is an active member of NIST's Mobile Security team and has written more than 40 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles. Stavrou received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, M.Phil. and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Computer Science all from Columbia University. He also holds an M.Sc. in theoretical Computer Science from the University of Athens, and a B.Sc. in Physics with distinction from the University of Patras, Greece. His current research interests include security and reliability for distributed systems, security principles for virtualization, and anonymity with a focus on building and deploying large-scale systems. Stavrou was awarded the 2012 George Mason Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Award, a university-wide award. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and USENIX.

Over the past few years, Dr. Stavrou's research has focused on two aspects of security: Systems' Security and Reliability. In the context of the first, he is working with NIST as part of the DARPA "Transformative Applications" project that involves securing Android mobile phone devices against kernel-level attacks. Furthermore, Stavrou is the GMU PI participating along with Columbia, Stanford, and Symantec in the IARPA "StoneSoup" effort. In addition, the PI is funded by DARPA under the CyberGenome project to perform analysis on the phylogenetic origins of malware. Dr. Stavrou is currently supported by an NSF Trustworthy Computing (NSF-CNS- 0915291) grant on "Scalable Malware Analysis using Lightweight Virtualization". This effort seeks efficient methods to collect and analyze the nature of Internet malfeasance.