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About Me

  • Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob;
  • Researcher and data scientist;
  • Passionate about security, data visualization, playing piano, practicing martial-arts, board-games, reading, and traveling;

Education

  • PhD. Information security and data analytics from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (2013-2017);
  • MSc. of Engineering Policy Analysis with specialization in ICT Management from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (2011-2013);
  • BSc. of Electrical Engineering from Purdue School of Engineering IUPUI, USA (2009-2011);
  • BSc. of Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran (2007-2009);

Research Interests

  • Quantitative and statistical modeling;
  • Data analytics and machine learning;
  • Domain name abuse and web security
  • Developing and analyzing security performance metrics for Internet identifiers such as hosting providers, registrars, registries, DNS etc.;
  • Active/passive vulnerability measurements;

Collaborations

  • Fox-IT, Delft, the Netherlands (2017-present): Collaborating with the Threat Intelligence group at Fox-IT on exrtacting intelligence on online financial fraud;

  • TU-Delft, Delft, the Netherlands (2016-present): Collaborating with Maciej Korczynski and Arman Noroozian in performing research on security performance of TLD operators and hosting providers;

  • KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (2016-present): Guest researcher, collaborating with Tom van Goethem from Department of Computer Science and the Distrinet group, performing research on passive measurements of websites vulnerabilities and patching practices of hosting providers;

  • Universitat Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (2016): Guest researcher, collaborated with Prof. Rainer Bohme from Department of Computer Science;

  • Fox-IT Security company, Delft, the Netherlands (2013): Online fraud security intern, performing research on
    online banking fraud and extracting intelligence about criminal behavior in selecting banks for a specific
    case of Zeus banking malware;

My selected publications

Teaching

  • Intelligence data analytics - course developer and instructor (2017);
  • Inter and intra-organisational decision making - tutor (2016);
  • Inter and intra-organisational decision making - instructor (2015);
  • Inter and intra-organisational decision making - tutor (2014);

Supervision

  • Roy van der Valk MSc. thesis entitled "Why My Payment Got Rejected: A Method to Mine Payment Refusal Clues" (2015);
  • Samuel Natalius MSc. "Assessing the Role of Online Banking Characteristics in the Target Selection of the Banking Malware" (2018);

Selected news and presentations

  • RACI Attendee at MENOG 18 presenting my work on Patching Practices of Hosting Providers (slides/video/audio);
  • TU Delta article about my PhD dissertation: How internet providers can reduce cyber crime (article);
  • Interview with dcypher 2016 symposium (article);
  • RACI Attendee at RIPE 68 presenting my work on financial fraud (slides/video/audio);
  • Black Hat Sessions 2016 presenting my work on security performance of hosting providers (slides/video);

Contact Me

  • Email: samaneh.tajalizadeh AT gmail.com

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