Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professor in Computer ScienceDirector, Institute for Cybersecurity and PrivacyFaculty Fellow, Center for International Trade and Security

Roberto Perdisci is Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at the University of Georgia, where he directs the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science and a member of the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy. His research interests include network and web security, malware defense, security applications of AI, IoT security, and telephony security.

 Prof. Perdisci is the recipient of a 2012 NSF CAREER Award, of the 2015 UGA Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award, and of a 2014 UGA Franklin College M. G. Michael Award for Excellence in Research. He has published over sixty peer-reviewed papers, many of which have appeared in the most selective computer security and systems conferences and journals. His research has been sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DARPA, and an industry grant from Intel. His past research on malware download defenses was selected by DHS for the Technology Transition to Practice (TTP) program, and has been promoted at prestigious industry venues, including the RSA Conference.