Short Bio

Dr. Manos Antonakakis (PhD’12) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and adjunct faculty in the College of Computing (CoC), at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the Astrolavos Lab, where students conduct research in the areas of Attack Attribution, Network Security and Privacy, Intrusion Detection, and Data Mining. In May 2012, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining the Georgia Tech ECE faculty ranks, Dr. Antonakakis held the Chief Scientist role at Damballa, where he was responsible for advanced research projects, university collaborations, and technology transfer efforts. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Academic Committee for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). Since he joined Georgia Tech in 2014, Dr. Antonakakis raised more than $19M in research funding as Primary Investigator from government agencies and the private sector. Dr. Antonakakis is the author of several U.S. patents and more than 20 academic publications in top academic conferences. He has served as an external reviewer or a program committee member for all top tier security conferences. Dr. Antonakakis is a proud member of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech.