Biography

Alexandros Kapravelos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2015. His research interests span the areas of systems and software security. 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. He is the lead developer of Wepawet, a publicly available system that detects drive-by downloads with the use of an emulated browser, Revolver, a system that detects evasive drive-by download attempts, and Hulk, a browser extension analysis system.

Research Areas

  • Cyber Security

Education

PhD, 2015, UC Santa Barbara

 

CSC Spring Courses

  • CSC 405-001 LEC Computer Security   TTh 8:30am-9:45am   Room: 1103 James B Hunt Jr Centenni

  • CSC 705-001 LEC Operating Systems Security   TTh 10:15am-11:30am   Room: 1227 Engineering Building 2