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Dumitras, Tudor

Dumitras, Tudor

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
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 Compute Science from "Politechnica" University, Bucharest, Romania




Tudor Dumitras is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. His 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. He 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. Tudor holds a Ph.D. degree 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.    

UMIACS Faculty Adapting to Online-Only Research Activities

During the COVID-19 crisis, UMIACS researchers are using online resources to advance research.

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

MC2 Graduate Students Bring Passion, Innovation to the Field of Cybersecurity

Graduate students say MC2 provides a collaborative and supportive environment for research

Dumitras Spearheads Internship Program Targeting European Students

Program is designed to attract talented undergrads to MC2 from underrepresented areas overseas

UMD Among Largest Recipients of NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Research and Education

UMD research awards are part of the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program

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.