Georgios Smaragdakis is a Professor of Cybersecurity with TU Delft. He has been a Professor with TU Berlin, an Associated Researcher with Max Planck Institute for Informatics, a Principal Investigator and Fellow at the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), and a Research Collaborator with Akamai Technologies. From 2014-2017 he was a Marie Curie fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and from 2015-2018 a research affiliate with the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI). From 2008-2014 he acted as Senior Researcher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. In 2008 he was a research intern at Telefonica Research. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 2009 and the Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete.
His research brings a data- and measurement-driven approach to the study of the Internet's security, resilience, state, and performance, as well as to the enhancement of Web privacy. Professor Smaragdakis' research was recognized with a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award (2015), a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013), Best Paper Awards at ACM IMC (2011, 2016, and 2018), ACM CoNEXT (2015 and 2019), IEEE INFOCOM (2017), two IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prizes (2019 and 2020), "Best of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review" (2019), and selected for Communications of the ACM (CACM) Research Highlights (2021). George is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE.
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