Angelos Stavrou
Computer Science Department
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University

My research is focused on the following areas:

  • Large Systems Security & Survivability
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Security for MANETs and Mobile Devices


    Spring 2015: ISA 785 Research in Digital Forensics

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Using Hardware Features for Increased Debugging Transparency
    Fengwei Zhang, Kevin Leach, Angelos Stavrou, and Haining Wang
    To appear in Proceedings of The 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
    (Oakland 2015), San Jose, CA, May 2015.

  • Resurrecting the READ_LOGS Permission on Samsung Devices
    Ryan Johnson and Angelos Stavrou
    In the briefings of Blackhat Asia 2015

  • E-commerce Reputation Manipulation: The Emergence of Reputation-Escalation-as-a-Service
    Haitao Xu, Daiping Liu, Haining Wang and Angelos Stavrou
    To appear in the Proceedings of 24th World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015)
  • Intrusion Detection in 802.11 Networks: Empirical Evaluation of Threats and a Public Dataset
    C. Kolias, G. Kambourakis, A. Stavrou, S. Gritzalis
    To appear in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2015, IEEE Press,, indexed in SCI-E

  • TrustLogin: Securing Password-Login on Commodity Operating Systems
    Fengwei Zhang, Kevin Leach, Haining Wang, and Angelos Stavrou
    To appear in Proceedings of The 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS'15), Singapore, April 2015.

  • transAD: An Anomaly Detection Network Intrusion Sensor for the Web (short paper)
    Sharath Hiremagalore, Daniel Barbará, Dan Fleck, Walter Powell, and Angelos Stavrou
    In the Proceedings of Information Security Conference (ISC 2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    p 477-489, Hong Kong, Oct 2014.

  • A Framework to Secure Peripherals at Runtime
    Fengwei Zhang, Haining Wang, Kevin Leach, Angelos Stavrou
    European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) p. 219-238 (2014)

  • Click Fraud Detection on the Advertiser Side
    Haitao Xu, Daiping Liu, Aaron Koehl, Haining Wang, Angelos Stavrou
    European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) p. 419-438 (2014)
  • A Moving Target DDoS Defense Mechanism
    Huangxin Wang, Quan Jia, Dan Fleck, Walter Powell, Fei Li, Angelos Stavrou.
    In the Elsevier Journal of Computer Communications, Volume 46, 15 June 2014,
    Pages 10-21, ISSN 0140-3664(2014).

Recent Professional Activities:

    Editorial Positions, Panels, and Boards

    IET Journal on Information Security, May 2010 - Present.
    Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security, Editorial Board Member, March 2010 - Present.

    Program Organization:

    Program co-Chair, Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) Symposium, RAID 2013, RIAD 2014
    Student Travel Grant Chair, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
    (CCS), 2009
, 2010
    Program co-Chair, Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET): 2009, 2010
    Program co-Chair, 1st Workshop on Virtual Machine Security (VMSec): 2008, 2009

    Program Committee Member (Selected Recent):

    IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P): 2010, 2011, 2012
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS): 2009, 2010
    Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    Int’l Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    Financial Cryptography and Data Security: 2010, 2011, 2012
    5th ACM Int'l Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies:2009
    USENIX Security Symposium: 2007, 2008, 2009
    25th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC): 2010
    International ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
    (SecureComm), 2009, 2010, 2011
    Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS): 2009, 2010
    European Workshop on System Security (EUROSEC): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


    "An Overlay Architecture for End-to-End Service Availability" (awarded with distinction)[Slides]

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