Short Bio

Dr. Manos Antonakakis (PhD’12), is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and is the President and Co-Founder of Notos. Dr. Antonakakis currently also serve s as the co-chair of the Academic Committee for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). 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.


Throughout his tenure at Georgia Tech, Antonakakis has raised several tens of millions of dollars in research funding as the primary investigator for government agencies and private sector organizations that seek new cybersecurlty solutions. In April of 2018 he received the Outstanding Achievement in Research Development award from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of multiple U.S. patents in the areas of security and machine learning, and the author of more than 20 academic publications that have been featured at international, peer-reviewed conferences. He has served as a program committee member for multiple information security conferences. 


Prior to joining Georgia Tech as faculty, Antonakakis served as chief scientist at Damballa, where his research supported early threat detection and prevention tools. Prior to joining Damballa, he worked for IBM/ISS and was a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In May 2012, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.