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Konstantinos Vamvourellis

News: I am very excited to accept a new research position as part of an exploratory grant. I will join Professor Zhanyang Zhang's team to work on Underwater Oil Detection, starting Fall 2014.

I try to use science to solve real problems. I am involved simultaneously in a variety of projects and circle myself with some amazing people. I have been very fortunate to work with a number of researchers, professionals and academics but above all inspirational thinkers.

My current projects include fraud detection and user trend analysis with a team from Microsoft Research, oil detection at Graduate Center CUNY collaborating with the CUNY High Performance Computing Center at Staten Island and on risk management with academics, professionals in the finance as well as regulatory organizations.

I am a second year student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, supervised by Professor Rosario Gennaro. My office is located in the CAISS Institute. I wrote my Masters thesis on Homomorphic Signature Schemes with Yevgeniy Dodis and the incalculably important guidance of Dario Fiore. I am interested in Cryptography, Data Science and more broadly in Applied Science. I hold an MSCi degree from Imperial College and a Masters from NYU both in Mathematics. My graduate studies concentrated in Applications of Mathematics in Finance and Computer Science. In particular I studied Stochastic Calculus, Derivatives, Pricing theory, and Risk Management as well as Algorithms, Cryptography and Cloud Computing.

I have previously produced original work in Bio-Engineering, Applied Cryptography and Mathematical Modeling. Working with a collaborative team of Imperial College and University of Oxford we developed new probes for measuring blood flood in human arteries. At NYU I worked on Digital Signature Schemes as well as securing 'the Cloud'. I have also completed various unpublished scientific projects. Before finishing high school I constructed an inverted pendulum, a highly sensitive device that demonstrates the extraordinary properties of Mathiee equations. As part of different thesis requirements, among others, I wrote reports on Algebraic Topology, Model Theory and Cryptographic properties of various mathematical functions.

2014
Intern
at Microsoft Research (Bangalore, India)
2013
Intern at Demokritos Center for Research (Athens, Greece)
2012
Research Intern in Cryptography at Courant Institute NYU (New York, US)
2011
Language Institute of Moscow University (Moscow, Russia)
2010
Undergraduate Research Intern in Bio-Engineering (Oxford-London, UK)

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Research Intern

I worked towards an innovative solution for a longstanding problem in online markets, Click Fraud. Deploying Data Science I examined the current state of the art in catching fraudulent activity in the biggest online advertisement networks in existence. I worked closely with the Machine Learning and Big Data group to be able to extract user trends on the go and stay up to date with behavior shifts. This way we will automatically be able to filter out anomalous activity. This is ongoing research ultimately aiming at revising the internal anomaly detection methods of the company.

Phd Candidate

On August 2013 I joined the Phd Program in Computer Science at the Graduate Center at CUNY. under the guidance of Professor Rosario Gennaro. I am currently working at CAISS Institute.

Research Associate

I am currently Research Assistant at the Graduate Center of CUNY. I am working with Prof. Zhang's team towards new methods for oil detection underwater. This project aims at finding better methods of managing accidents in the oil industry. This works aims at improving our current crisis management techniques to avoid accidents like the Mexico oil spill in 2010. In the past I have worked in Applied Cryptography with Dario Fiore at NYU to create the first digital signatures that can be combined to sign collectively packets in a Network.

Data Analysis

Coming soon.

Resident Assistant

During 2011-13 I worked at the Residential Life Office of NYU, first as an office assistant and then as a Graduate Resident Assistant. For this position, among other tasks, I managed $1000+ budget for the graduate halls, mediated conflict situations, demonstrated and enforced university policies and served as an emergency/crisis first responder, including the period following hurricane Sandy.

Teaching

During 2011-13 I taught an graded two courses at NYU Mathematics department. I also led student problem classes at Imeprial College London during 2008-10. In addition, I served as a teaching associate for Lilian Baylis Technology school in South London in 2008.

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Bio

Academic Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • "Algebraic (Trapdoor) One Way Functions and their Applications", Dario Catalano and Dario Fiore and Rosario Gennaro and Konstantinos Vamvourellis
    In Theory of Cryptography Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7785, 2013, pp 680-699
    (Proceedings Version PDF) (Full Paper PDF)

Monographs

  • Coming Soon

Talks/Presentations

none of the above.