Who I Am
I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University since 2014, and Assistant Professor at School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University in Iceland since 2011.
In earlier lives, I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University of Iceland in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2009. I was a post-doctoral scientist at IBM Research between 2009-2011.
What I Do
My academic research is focused on distributed systems and data science, and I am particularly interested in socially motivated real-world problems that embody deep trade-offs. My primary interests are on distributed data replication -- caching, live streaming and multicast -- and on security. Other research interests of mine include optimization, data mining, network science, wireless ad-hoc networks and epidemiology.
I am also a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndis, a growing multinational company focused on research and services in offensive information security. Here is a brief video by the Vocativ news network that shows us hacking.
I have had the fortune of learning from some remarkable people, and I enjoy passing on what I know to my students. Have a look at my TEDx talk about Why I teach people how to hack.
Here is my Curriculum Vitae.
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