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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science in the Computer Security group (SecLab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My advisors are Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna. Previously, I received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Bonn, Germany.

My research interests span web, software, and system security. I work primarily on detecting and mitigating large-scale abuse, various kinds of takeover attacks, and denial-of-service attacks. I also work on applications of representation learning in security, automated vulnerability discovery and exploitation, and malware analysis. Lately, I have become interested in market and vulnerability analysis of smart contracts, and adversarial machine learning.

In my spare time, I enjoy landscape photography, and I participate in Capture the Flag competitions with Shellphish. I won third place with Shellphish in the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.

Besides my studies, I have consulted for some companies on vulnerability exploitation, trend detection, and web dynamics.

My GPG fingerprint is: EF3E A4FF C3AC B9F6 75AC B990 5E3F 5DA5 C915 E8B7

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If you have any questions or want to collaborate, please send me an email.

Mailing Address

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