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January 05, 2016

Welcome New Faculty

The NC State University Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members to our department starting in the Spring 2016 semester:
Dr. Alexandros Kapravelos has joined the department as an assistant professor in computer science.  His research interests span the areas of systems and software security.  He received his BS, and MS from the University of Crete, and his PhD (2015) in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is the lead developer of Wepawet, a publicly available system that detects drive-by downloads with the use of an emulated browser, and Revolver, a system that detects evasive drive-by download attempts.  Currently, he studies how the web changes on the client side via browser extensions and how we can protect the browser from malicious client-side attacks.  He is also interested in Internet privacy and browser fingerprinting specifically, where he is working on making internet users less distinctive while they browse the web.  For more information on Kapravelos, click here.  

Dr. Jason King has joined the department as a teaching assistant professor in computer science.  His research focuses on software logging to hold users accountable, to mitigate repudiation threats (nonrepudiation), and to enable forensic analysis of detailed traces of user activity after a security/privacy breach has occurred.  His work includes developing heuristics to support identifying log events that must be captured to hold users accountable, and measuring the degree to which user activity logs actually capture the identified log events. He is also interested in empirically researching both teaching and learning in computer science education. He received his BS, MS, and PhD (2016) in Computer Science from NC State University.  For more information on King, click here. 

Dr. Kathryn Stolee has joined the department as an assistant professor in computer science.  Stolee’s general area of specialty is software engineering.  Her research interests are in the areas of program analysis, empirical software engineering, and crowdsourcing.  She received her BS, MS, and PhD (2013) in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Her prior work in program analysis includes coding programs as constraints for the purpose of code search with I/O examples, and is the first to use behavioral specifications with constraint solvers for code search.  Additionally, she has transformed web mashup programs through refactoring.  In empirical software engineering, she had designed and run nearly a dozen empirical studies with human participants, using crowdsourcing for many of them.  For more information on Stolee, click here.
Please join us in welcoming these faculty members to our department!

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