Hi, I am Angelos Stavrou
Professor at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.
My research is focused on the following areas:

  • Large Systems Security & Survivability
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Privacy Preserving Technologies
  • Security for MANETs and Mobile Devices
I am also one of the founders of Kryptowire a company that specializes in Mobile Security and Code Analysis.

RECENT Publications   DBLP | Google

51st Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2021)
CloudSkulk: A Nested Virtual Machine Based Rootkit and Its Detection [PDF] [Bibtex]
J. Connelly, T. Roberts, X. Gao, J. Xiao, H. Wang, and A. Stavrou


Description: Fundamentals of network security. Network security architecture, user and attacker perspective. Practical applications and security standards. Protocol design principles and their impact on computer and network security. Authentication systems. Email security. Firewalls and intrusion detection. Security for wireless systems.

The course material will be posted and administered in VT Canvas.

Short BIO + Education

Dr. Angelos Stavrou is a Professor at the Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Stavrou has served as principal investigator on research awards from NSF, DARPA, IARPA, DHS, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, he is an active member of NIST's Mobile Security team and has written more than 130 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles. Stavrou received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, M.Phil. and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Computer Science all from Columbia University. He also holds an M.Sc. in theoretical Computer Science from University of Athens, and a B.Sc. in Physics with distinction from University of Patras, Greece. Stavrou is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Security & Privacy, and IEEE Internet Computing magazines and a previous co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain initiative. His current research interests include security and reliability for distributed systems, security principles for virtualization, and anonymity with a focus on building and deploying large-scale systems. Stavrou received the GMU Department of Computer Science Outstanding Research Award in 2010, 2016 and 2018 and was awarded with the 2012 George Mason Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Award, a university-wide award. In 2013, he received the IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year award. He is a NIST guest researcher, a member of the ACM and USENIX, and a senior IEEE member. Under DHS funding, Kryptowire designed and implemented novel MDM and analysis software that can collect mobile application and network telemetry from mobile devices for which his team was awarded the DHS Cyber Security Division's "Significant Government Impact Award" in 2017 and "Bang for the Buck Award" in 2019.

Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, New York, NY.
Ph.D. in Computer Science (with Distinction) (August 2007).
Thesis: "An Overlay Architecture for End-to-End Service Availability".
Advisor: Angelos D. Keromytis.

Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, New York, NY.
M.Phil. in Computer Science (January 2007)

Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, New York, NY.
M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Multimedia Networking (Peer to Peer Networks). (December 2002)

National University of Athens, Athens, Greece /Carleton University ON, Canada.
M.Sc. Degree in Algorithms, Computability and Logic. (June 2001)
Master's Thesis: "A new distributed algorithm for routing in satellite constellation networks".
Advisor: Prof. E. Kranakis.

University of Patras, Physics Department, Patras, Greece.
B.Sc (Honors) in Physics, (July 1997).
Thesis: "Stream Ciphers theory and practical application".