Roberto Perdisci

Areas of Expertise

Data Mining & Analytics
Machine Learning
Network Security


Roberto Perdisci is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science at the University of Georgia; an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a faculty member of the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Before joining UGA, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology, working under the supervision of Dr. Wenke Lee. He also worked as Principal Scientist at Damballa, Inc., and prior to joining Damballa, he was Research Scholar at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and PhD candidate at the University of Cagliari, Italy with the Pattern Recognition and Applications Group.
His research focuses on securing networked systems. He is particularly interested in web security, automating the analysis of security incidents, and defending networks from malware. He often combines systems research with machine learning and large-scale data mining techniques to solve challenging computer and network security problems. Perdisci also is interested in broader aspects of networked systems, including Internet-scale measurements, analysis and optimization of systems performance, and the design of networking protocols. In 2012, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER award for a project titled "Automatic Learning of Adaptive Network-Centric Malware Detection Models."