Michalis Polychronakis
Michalis Polychronakis
Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science
Room 355
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-2463
mikepo [at] cs.stonybrook.edu
Network and systems security, network monitoring and measurement, online privacy.

Michalis Polychronakis is affiliated with the National Security Institute. He received the B.Sc. (’03), M.Sc. (’05), and Ph.D. (’09) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Greece, while working as a research assistant in the Distributed Computing Systems Lab at FORTH-ICS. Before joining Stony Brook, he was an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University.


Michalis' research aims to improve the security of computer systems and networks, build robust defenses against malicious software and online threats, reinforce the privacy of our online interactions, and enhance our understanding of the internet ecosystem and its darker sides.

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF), 2010-2013; Most Influential DIMVA Paper 2004-2008 Award, 9th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2012; Best Paper Award, 6th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (MALWARE), 2011.
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