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I am a PhD student in the Computer Science department at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I am a member of the seclab, and where I am being advised by Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna. Before joining the PhD program at UC Santa Barbara, I received a Master's degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on Information Security from ETH Zurich in 2012, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Bonn in 2010.

My research interests span quite a few areas of software and system security. Starting from the large-scale application of machine learning and representation/deep-learning in security, to assisted vulnerability discovery and exploitation, to automated malicious software analysis, identification and classification. Right now, I am mostly working on web-based malware and defacement detection, but I also like to keep up with work in the area of economics and development life cycles of vulnerability and malicious software and the impact of hardware limitations on the security of embedded and medical devices.

Besides my studies, in the past, I consulted for Lastline Inc. in Santa Barbara, where I was doing research on trend detection, web dynamics, and deep-learning, meaning automatically learning features for classification from data.

In my free time, I enjoy landscape, astro, and street photography, and I also participate in capture the flag contests as a member of shellphish and Epic(F|Ph)ail and, prior to moving to Santa Barbara in September 2012, also as a member of gn00bz.

Last but not least, you can get my full resume from here. For all other questions just shoot me an email or snail mail me to:

Kevin Borgolte
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Computer Science
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-5110
United States of America