Latest News

  • Sep 2019: Started as Lecturer (~Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at King’s College London
  • Aug 2019: Invited in TPC of AAAI 2020
  • Aug 2019: Presented TESSERACT at the USENIX Security Symposium 2019
  • Jul 2019: Our POSTER: Realistic Adversarial ML Attacks in the Problem-Space has been accepted for presentation at USENIX Security Symposium!
  • Apr 2019: Invited in the TPC of AISec (CCS workshop).
  • Mar 2019: Camera ready of TESSERACT now available.
  • Mar 2019: Our paper “DBank: Predictive Behavioral Analysis of Recent Android Banking Trojans” has been accepted at IEEE TDSC! More details soon.
  • Feb 2019: Our paper “TESSERACT: Eliminating Experimental Bias in Malware Classification across Space and Time” has been accepted at USENIX Security Symposium 2019!
  • Feb 2019: Member of TPC for Poster Track of IEEE S&P (Oakland).
  • Feb 2019: Invited in the TPC of IEEE NCA 2019.
  • Jan 2019: Attending USENIX ENIGMA 2019, where Prof. Cavallaro will present some of our findings on experimental bias in ML for security. See you in San Francisco! ✈

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Sep 2019 – Present
United Kingdom

Lecturer (~Assistant Professor) in Computer Science

King’s College London

KCL
 
 
 
 
 
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
United Kingdom

Research Associate

King’s College London

KCL
 
 
 
 
 
Sep 2018 – Jun 2019
United Kingdom

Visiting Research Associate

King’s College London

KCL
 
 
 
 
 
Oct 2017 – Jun 2019
United Kingdom

PostDoctoral Researcher

Royal Holloway, University of London

RHUL
 
 
 
 
 
Mar 2017 – Sep 2017
Italy

PostDoctoral Researcher

University of Modena

KCL
 
 
 
 
 
Jan 2016 – Nov 2016
USA

Visiting Research Scholar

University of Maryland, College Park

UMD
 
 
 
 
 
Jan 2014 – Mar 2017
Italy

Ph.D. in Computer Science

University of Modena

KCL

Selected Articles

. POSTER: Realistic Adversarial ML Attacks in the Problem-Space. USENIX Security Symposium, 2019.

. TESSERACT: Eliminating Experimental Bias in Malware Classification across Space and Time. USENIX Security Symposium (16% Acceptance Rate), 2019.

PDF Code Dataset Project Slides Site USENIX ENIGMA talk

. DBank: Predictive Behavioral Analysis of Recent Android Banking Trojans. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2019.

Preprint Project Appendix

. POSTER: Enabling Fair ML Evaluations for Security. ACM CCS, 2018.

PDF Code Project

. Detection and Threat Prioritization of Pivoting Attacks in Large Networks. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), 2017.

PDF Project

. EC2: Ensemble Clustering and Classification for Predicting Android Malware Families. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2017.

PDF Project

. A Probabilistic Logic of Cyber Deception. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2017.

PDF Project

. Analysis of High Volumes of Network Traffic for Advanced Persistent Threat Detection. Elsevier Computer Networks Journal (ComNet), 2016.

PDF Project

Selected Talks

Service

Technical Program Committee

  • 2020: AAAI
  • 2019: AAAI, IJCAI, Poster Track of IEEE S&P (Oakland), CARDS, AISec (CCS workshop), IEEE Network Computing and Applications (NCA)
  • 2018: IJCAI-ECAI, IEEE BDAA Workshop, IEEE Smart Industries Workshop
  • 2017: IEEE Network Computing and Applications (NCA)

Shadow Technical Program Committee

  • 2019: IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland)
  • 2018: IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland)

Artifact Evaluation PC

  • 2019: ACSAC (sub-reviewer), USENIX WOOT, SOSP
  • 2018: ACSAC (sub-reviewer)

Workshop Chair

Review Service

  • 2019: ACM Trans. Privacy and Security (TOPS), IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), IEEE S&P Magazine, IEEE Trans. Big Data, Elsevier FGCS, Springer UK Books, Applied Sciences Journal
  • 2018: IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (JMLC), Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier Expert Systems With Applications
  • 2017: IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier Expert Systems With Applications
  • 2016: IEEE Trans. Computational Social Systems (TCSS)

Sub-review service

  • 2019: USENIX Security, ACM The Web Conference (WWW), IEEE Euro S&P, DIMVA, RAID
  • 2018: ACM CCS, ACSAC, ARES Conference, Deep Learning for Security (DLS) Workshop (co-located IEEE Symp. S&P), ACM CODASPY
  • 2017: IEEE Trans. on Cloud Computing (TCC)
  • 2016: IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE NetSciCom
  • 2015: IEEE Network Computing and Applications (NCA), Elsevier Expert Systems With Applications

Teaching & Seminars

2020

  • Lecturer (Module Leader) for “Security Testing”, MSc Cybersecurity, King’s College London, UK

2019

  • Two-day module on “Machine Learning for Security” at Cyber Academy, a specialization course on cybersecurity at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Seminars on “Machine Learning for Security”, as part of Malicious Software course, BSc in Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

2018

  • Seminar on “Authentication and Access Control”, as part of Security Engineering course, MSc Computer Science, King’s College London, UK
  • T.A. and Seminars on “Machine Learning for Security”, as part of Malicious Software course, BSc in Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

2017

  • Several lectures and lab tutor for part of the “Network Systems and Applications” course, MSc in Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

2016

  • Seminars and T.A. for the “Computer Security” course, MSc in Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

2015

  • Several lectures and lab tutor for part of the “Network Systems and Applications” course, MSc in Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Seminars and T.A. for the “Computer Security” course, MSc in Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

2014

  • Seminars and T.A. for “Network Systems and Applications” course, MSc in Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Recent Posts

This post gives an introduction to the use of Python multiprocessing.

Skills

Python

Machine Learning

Systems Security

Malware Detection

NIDS

Web Development

Contact

  • fabio.pierazzi@kcl.ac.uk
  • King’s College London, Department of Informatics, Bush House, London
  • Email to book an appointment