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Manos Antonakakis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and adjunct faculty in the College of Computing (CoC), at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the Astrolavos Lab, where students from both CoC and ECE conduct research in the areas of Network Security, Intrusion Detection, and Data Mining. In May 2012, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining the ECE faculty, Professor Antonakakis held the Chief Scientist role at Damballa, where he was responsible for advanced research projects, university collaborations, and technology transfer efforts. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Academic Committee for the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG). Dr. Antonakakis is the author of several U.S. patents and academic publications. He served as external reviewer or a program committee member for leading information security conferences. He has successfully raised funding from multiple government agencies and organizations in the private sector. He is a member of the Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech, and contributed to its predecessor, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC).