I am an Associate Professor at the Eurecom Graduate School and Research Center, located in Sophia Antipolis on the French riviera. My research interests include most aspects of system security and in particular the areas of binary and malware analysis, reverse engineering, computer forensics, and web security. I am also part of the International Security Lab .

When I have time (sadly not too much lately) I like playing hacking competitions. I am one of the founding members of the Shellphish hacking group, with whom I participated to ten DEFCON CTF finals in Vegas (winning in 2005). When I was a post-doc in the security group at UCSB, I also helped to organize several editions of the iCTF competition.

When I am not in front of my computer, I like to climb rocks, surf waves, hike trails, and take pictures along the way.



For more information about current funded projects and conference PC memberships please see here .

If you are a student and you want to work with me, or need a recommendation letter, please read carefully the applicants page.


CONTACT

EMail: d...@eurecom.fr (for students, first read here)
Twitter: @balzarot
Google Scholar: profile
Phone: +33 4 9300 8156

EURECOM
Campus SophiaTech,
450 Route des Chappes, 06410 Biot FRANCE
Office: 370

NEWS

  • 8/7/16 - Three papers (on web security, OS exploitation, and packing) presented at DIMVA 2016
  • 18/4/16 - I am in London to give a keynote at Eurosec
  • 4/1/16 - This year I am co-chairing ACSAC. Submit all you best papers
  • 15/3/16 - Our paper "ROPMEMU: A Framework for the Analysis of Complex Code-Reuse Attacks" is accepted at AsiaCCS
  • 5/3/16 - Our paper "Measuring the Role of Greylisting and Nolisting in Fighting Spam" is accepted at DSN
  • 1/1/16 - Our paper "Automatic Extraction of Indicators of Compromise for Web Applications" is accepted at WWW
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