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I am a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University since November 2018, where I am working with Nick Feamster. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in September 2018, where I worked in the Computer Security Group and was advised by Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna.

My research interests are focused in particular on network and Internet security, some software security, and general system security. Primarily, I work on identifying and preventing large-scale abuse on the Internet, protocol security (for example, takeover attacks, denial-of-service attacks, and enabling Internet-wide scanning for future protocols), and security misconfigurations. I also work on vulnerability discovery and the challenges of analyzing and understanding malware. Lately, I have also started to look in market-scale analyzes of smart contracts. If you are interested in collaborating, please send me an email.

I am a strong advocate for open science, particularly open source code and open data, to further reproducibility of scientific research.

When time permits, I enjoy participating in Computer Security Capture the Flag competitions with Shellphish, and I won third place with the Shellphish CGC team in the autonomous DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.

In my spare time, I enjoy landscape photography and basic electrical engineering.

Beyond my academic endeavors, I consult for companies on areas related to my research. Past engagements focused on fraud analysis, vulnerability exploitation, trend detection, and web dynamics. Please feel free to reach out by email if you think my expertise could be useful to you, I'd be happy to discuss details.

You can grab my full academic CV here.

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Physical Mailing Address

Kevin Borgolte
Princeton University
316 Sherrerd Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States of America