CPI welcomes new interim Associate Director

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
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CPI is excited to announce Diogo Barradas as interim Associate Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI). Barradas has been a member of CPI since 2022 and assumes the role while the previous Associate Director, Anindya Sen, fills in as Acting Executive Director to cover a sabbatical.

 “I intend to give back to CPI by fostering its outreach capabilities and to promote new collaborations,” said Barradas. “I am particularly interested in a set of specific initiatives within this context, including a) the establishment of sponsoring relationships with industry partners, b) to engage in outreach about cybersecurity and privacy at a national level, supporting the establishment of collaborative projects with the government sector, and c) bringing visibility to CPI’s initiatives amongst Canadian researchers, etc., by providing support to Canadian academic conferences dedicated to security and privacy.” 

Barradas, Assistant Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa, developing his research within the Distributed Systems Group at INESC-ID Lisboa. Before joining the University of Waterloo, Barradas interned as a research scholar at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Security & Privacy Institute in early 2020 and, in late 2021, was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.

Barradas publishes regularly in the top venues for computer and communication security and privacy (ACM CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS, IEEE S&P), as well as in other top venues specializing in computer privacy, such as the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, the world’s premier forum exclusively dedicated to computer privacy. 

Barradas will be representing CPI and the University of Waterloo at the Inria - University of Waterloo - Université de Bordeaux Workshop in France later this month. As a panelist, he will be speaking on the following topic: De-anonymizing Tor Onion Services with Flow Correlation Attacks.

CPI looks forward to Barradas’ leadership as we deliver the overall vision of the Institute in supporting its faculty members and students.