Vivek Notani
PhD Student
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Verona
Verona, Italy
Email vivek.notani@univr.it

I am a PhD student at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Verona, Italy. I am advised by Professor Roberto Giacobazzi.

My research interests lie in the cybersecurity space. Currently, I am studying the approximations in Abstract Interpretation (a method for specifying sound program analysis techniques) and comparing them with approximations in machine learning. I believe that there is a strong correlation in how we make these approximations, and if I am successful, it will be the first work to mathematically connect these two theories that have been developed independently over the last several decades, and will help develop new ways to attack programs, defend programs and bring security into AI systems.

I have also worked in reverse engineering, dynamic analysis and malware classification. My research led to the creation of VirusBattle - an automated cloud service for extracting intelligence from large malware repositories. The technology has since been licensed to Cythereal Inc. for commercialization.