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Dumitraș, Tudor

Dumitraș, Tudor

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
5228 Iribe Center


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
  • B.S. in Computer Science from "Politechnica" University, Bucharest, Romania


Tudor Dumitraș is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He is also a core faculty member in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. 

Dumitraș's research focuses on Big Data approaches to problems in system security and dependability.

In his previous role at Symantec Research Labs he built the Worldwide Intelligence Network Environment (WINE)—a platform for experimenting with Big Data techniques. Dumitraș received an honorable mention in the NSA competition for the Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper of 2012. He also received the 2011 A. G. Jordan Award from the ECE Department at Carnegie Mellon University, the 2009 John Vlissides Award from ACM SIGPLAN, and the Best Paper Award at ASP-DAC'03. 

Dumitraș received his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.


  • Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper, Honorable Mention, NSA (2013)
  • A.G. Jordan Award, Carnegie Mellon ECE Department (for outstanding Ph.D. thesis and service) (2011)
  • John Vlissides Award, ACM SIGPLAN (for significant promise in applied software research) (2009)
  • 1stPlace, ACM Student Research Competition, OOPSLA’09 2009
  • Research Grant, Amazon Web Services (for reducing upgrade failures via upgrades-as-a-service) (2009)
  • Graduate Student Service Award, Carnegie Mellon University (2006)
  • Best Paper Award, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (2003)
  • Excellence scholarship, French government's EIFFEL program (1999–2001)


  • ACM
  • IEEE



  • System security and dependability
  • Big Data techniques for analyzing the behavior of real-world systems
  • Scalable infrastructures for data storage and analysis

  • E.Papalexakis, T. Dumitraș,D.H. Chau,A. Prakash    and C. Faloutsos.    ‘Spatio-temporal Mining    of Software Adoption & Penetration.’ In    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM’13), Niagara Falls, CA, Aug 2013
  • L.Bilge and T. Dumitraş.‘Before    We Knew It: An Empirical Study of Zero-Day Attacks in the Real World.’ In    USENIX ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’12), Raleigh,  NC, Oct  2012.(19% acceptance    rate)
  • T.Dumitraș and P.Narasimhan.‘Why Do Upgrades Fail And What Can We Do    About It? Toward Dependable, Online Upgrades in Enterprise Systems.'In    ACM/IFIP/USENIX     Conference on Middleware (Middleware’09), Urbana-Champaign,IL,Nov–Dec 2009.    

Khaligh, Dumitras, and Papamanthou Receive Academic Promotions

Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure.

MC2 Faculty, Students Have Five Papers Accepted to ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

MC2 researchers are presenting work covering a wide array of security-related topics

MC2 Researchers Have Six Papers Accepted to USENIX Security Symposium

MC2 researchers are presenting on a wide array of security-related topics at the August 15-17, 2018 event

Dumitras Presents Paper on New Method of Malware Detection

Dumitras and researchers develop method of detecting malware before exisiting anti-virus products

Dumitras' Paper Presented at USENIX Security Symposium

ECE Assistant Professor and grad students analyze software vulnerability-related information on Twitter.

Dumitras Receives NSF Award to Study Software Update Vulnerabilities

The research will focus on the "timeliness" of software updates.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)