Salvatore Stolfo has been a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University since 1979. He is credited as creating the area of machine learning applied to intrusion detection in cybersecurity and has created several anomaly detection algorithms and systems addressing some of the hardest problems in securing computer systems. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to machine learning based computer security. Stolfo has been a member of several National Academy committees evaluating Army and Navy cybersecurity activities. He has been granted over 80 patents, several of which have been engaged in major infringement litigation. Stolfo has published hundreds of papers, with many receiving best paper awards. He has consulted for major U.S. financial institutions, U.S. government agencies, defense contractors, and serves as an advisor to a venture capital firm. Two cybersecurity companies, Allure Security and Red Balloon Security, have been spun out from his Intrusion Detection Laboratory. Both companies have been actively sponsored by the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.
Biography current as of September 25, 2018