Daniela Oliveira

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Daniela Oliveira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. She received her BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. She then earned her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. Her main research interest is interdisciplinary computer security, where she employs successful ideas from other fields to make computer systems more secure. Her current research interests include adding uncertainty to OS behavior to increase attackers’ work factor, understanding and addressing spear phishing susceptibility, cross-layer and personalized security, and understanding developer’s security blind spots. She received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2012 for her innovative research into operating systems' defense against attacks using virtual machines and the 2014 NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Obama. She is a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow and a National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Alumni. Her research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.