Hamed Okhravi

Dr. Hamed Okhravi Hamed Okhravi
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108
email: hamed.okhravi@ll.mit.edu

Dr. Hamed Okhravi is a technical staff at the Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he leads programs and conducts research in the area of systems security. He is the recipient of 2014 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Early Career Technical Achievement Award and 2015 Team Award for his work on cyber moving target research. His paper on the scientific evaluation of dynamic defense has also received an honorable mention (runner-up) at the 2015 National Security Agency Science of Security Best Paper Competition. His expertise and research interests include cyber security, science of security, security metrics, and operating systems.

Currently, Dr. Okhravi’s research is focused on analyzing and developing cyber moving target techniques and system defenses. He has strong ongoing collaborations with research groups at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) under the Cybersecurity@CSAIL initiative, with Boston University’s Rafik Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, where he holds a visiting fellow position, and with various other prominent research groups. In these capacities, he has advised numerous graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Okhravi has also served as a program committee and steering committee member for a number of academic conferences and workshops, including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Computer and Communications Security; International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses; ACM Moving Target Defense Workshop; IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems; ACM SafeConfig Workshop; Lincoln Laboratory’s Cyber and Netcentric Workshop; and International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security.

Dr. Okhravi earned his MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006 and 2010, respectively.


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