My research focuses on data-driven approaches to problems in system security and dependability. I study empirically the real-world behavior of deployed systems, I build infrastructures for collecting and analyzing the data, and I use these insights for building better systems.

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I am currently building WINE, a platform for experimenting with data-intensive techniques. For example, WINE has allowed us to measure the typical length of zero-day attacks in the real world. Researchers in academia can access the WINE platform at Symantec Research Labs.

I previously worked on improving the dependability of embedded systems (addressing soft errors in networks-on-chip), of enterprise systems (addressing the predictability of fault-tolerant middleware) and of large-scale distributed systems (addressing operator errors during software upgrades). My doctoral dissertation identified the leading causes of both planned and unplanned downtime due to upgrades in large distributed systems. I also studied the predictability of fault-tolerant middleware and the reliability of communication protocols for networks-on-chip.

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About Me

I am a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec Research Labs. I received my Ph.D. from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Priya Narasimhan. I was also affiliated with the Parallel Data Lab and with Cylab. Previously, I received undergraduate degrees from the École Polytechnique in Paris and the "Politehnica" University in Bucharest.

Contact: Email @tudor_dumitras on Twitter

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