Fabian Monrose


I am a Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining UNC, I was an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University from 2002 to 2008. And before that, I spent three great years as a member of technical staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies.

Program Committees (I’ve been involved with recently):

   Research in Attacks and Defenses (2016, 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016)

    USENIX Security Symposium (2005, 2006, 20072008, 2009, 2013)

    Financial Cryptography and Data Security (2011, 2012)

    Digital Forensics Research Conference (2011, 2012)

    ACM Computer and Communications Security (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

    ISOC IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (2007, 2008)

    Network & Distributed System Security (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

    International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (2005, 2009, 2010)

    USENIX Workshop on Large-scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (2010, 2011, 2012)

    IEEE Biometrics Symposium (2008)


Research Interests and Selected Papers by Topic

    Traffic classification (albeit encrypted or anonymized)

    Network security (malware classification and modeling)

    Biometric key generators

    User authentication

    Systems security

    Privacy and other topics


    Advanced Network Security

    Network Security

    Computer Forensics

    Introduction to Computer Security

   Selected Topics in Systems Security


I have had the good fortune of working with several talented students. Prospective students should apply directly to our graduate program.

Now on to the important stuff  :-) My twins girls are the joy of my life. In my free time I try to get in as much scuba diving as I can, which sadly only happens during the summer. I’m also into very long power walks.  My wife and I are from St. Lucia, and most of our family lives there (yeah, I know, what are we doing here?). If you are looking for a great get-away spot, drop me an email and I'll be happy to give you suggestions on what to do once you get to St. Lucia.


I admit that mathematical science is a good thing. But excessive devotion to it is a bad thing --- Aldous Huxley


Contact Info

3175 Sitterson Hall

UNC-Chapel Hill

NC 27599-3175

Phone: 919-590-6063

Email: click here

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