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Big Data Analytics for Security

Big data is changing the landscape of security tools for network monitoring, security information and event management, and forensics; however, in the eternal arms race of attack and defense, security researchers must keep exploring novel ways to mitigate and contain sophisticated attackers.


Alvaro A. Cárdenas

Alvaro A. Cárdenas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is a member of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute. He holds MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining UT Dallas he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research staff at Fujitsu Laboratories of America in Sunnyvale California. His research interests focus on computer security, network intrusion detection, and big data.

Pratyusa K. Manadhata

Pratyusa K. Manadhata is a senior researcher at HP Labs. His research interests include security and privacy, with a current emphasis on big data analysis for security. Manadhata received a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He received a best paper award at MobiSec 2012. He has been on the program committees of many conferences and workshops. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the USENIX Association.

Sreeranga Rajan

Sree Rajan is serving as the Director of Software Systems Innovation Group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA), Sunnyvale, CA. Sree joined FLA in 1996 from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International. He is the co-author of more than 25 patents and 30 refereed publications in top-tier conferences and journals in the areas of program analysis and symbolic execution. He has served on conference program committees and chaired standards committees. He is the co-recipient of President's award at Fujitsu. His work on symbolic execution was recognized by NASA as one of top 50 technologies in 2010. Sree served as the founding editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Storage from 2004 to 2010. Sree is the founding chair of a global big data research group with more than 50 researchers and practitioners from different organizations in cloud security alliance. Sree is a senior member of IEEE.