Vanessa Frias-Martinez

Assistant Professor in the iSchool 
Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department
University of Maryland, College Park
2123B Hornbake Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

During my PhD at Columbia, my research focused on the development of automatic security tools for network administrators. Network admission and access control is typically based on manually pre-determined rules and roles. However, as networks evolve into dynamic environments, new policies and roles need to be created in real time. Unfortunately, performing these tasks manually becomes a daunting task
for network admins. My research designed and tested tools that automatically create and update such policies from behavioral traces. Specifically, I used data mining and machine learning techniques to reveal behavioral fingerprints from large network traffic datasets.