Dr. Michalis Polychronakis is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University. His main research interests are in the areas of network and system security and network monitoring and measurement. He received the B.Sc. ('03), M.Sc. ('05), and Ph.D. ('09) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Greece, while working as a research assistant in the Distributed Computing Systems Lab at FORTH-ICS. Before joining Stony Brook, he was an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University. Michalis' research aims to improve the security of computer systems and networks, build robust defenses against malicious software and online threats, reinforce the privacy of our online interactions, and enhance our understanding of the internet ecosystem and its darker sides.