Lorenzo Cavallaro

Lorenzo Cavallaro

General Information

I received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science on October 2004 at Universita` degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan), Italy with a thesis titled "Analysis, Design and Realization of a Trusted Computing Platform Emulator".

I received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same University on February 2008 with a Dissertation titled "Comprehensive Memory Error Protection via Diversity and Taint-Tracking", after having spent 18 months as a visiting Research Scholar and Research Foundation employee at the Department of Computer Science of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, NY, USA, where I joined the Secure System Lab led by Prof. R. Sekar.

Since April 2008 I've been working with Profs Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna at the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), CA, USA, where I joined the Computer Security Lab as a Post Doctorate.

My research focuses mainly on systems security with particular emphasis on (but not limited to) botnets, memory errors, information flow, and anomaly-based intrusion detection systems. I've always been attracted by systems security research as it generally requires you to traverse the boundaries of many important computer science disciplines such as operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, and distributed systems. Lately, it even became more challenging as exploring other interesting topics such as data mining and more generally machine learning techniques is turning to be -- I have to admit -- really intriguing. This has always allowed me to work on different and very interesting topics.


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