About Me

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My name is Oleksii Starov, or just Alex, and I am currently a Security Researcher at Palo Alto Networks. My research focuses on proactive and data-driven web security, online privacy, cybercrime.

Before joining PAN in 2018, I received my PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University, New York. I was working in the PragSec Lab, advised by Professor Nick Nikiforakis.

Earlier, in 2013 I got my MS degree in Software Engineering from East Carolina University, USA, and MS in Computer Engineering from National Aerospace University ‘KhAI’, Ukraine. Both with university honors.

Please find below my selected publications and community service.




  • Email: ostarov[at]paloaltonetworks[dot]com or ostarov[at]cs[dot]stonybrook[dot]edu
  • Twitter: @o_starov