Fabian Monrose is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds an appointment as the Director of Computer and Information Security at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). In his capacity as Director of Computer and Information Security, he leads the design and implementation of new platforms for enabling access to, and analysis of, large and sensitive biomedical data sets while ensuring security, privacy, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Additionally, he serves on RENCI’s Security, Privacy, Ethics, and Regulatory Oversight Committee (SPOC), which oversees the security and regulatory compliance of technologies, designed under the newly-formed Data Science Research Program.
Dr. Monrose received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in 1999. Upon graduating, he joined the Systems Security Group at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. In 2002, he joined the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) as Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department. He also served as a founding member of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHUISI). In 2008, he left JHU and joined the Computer Science department at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill as an Associate Professor, and was promoted to Full Professor four years later. To date, he has published over 80 papers in prominent computer and communications security publications. His research has received numerous awards, including the Best Student Paper Award (IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, 2013), the 2012 Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies Award, the AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award (NYU-Poly CSAW, 2011), and the Best Paper Award (IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, 2011), among others. He is the sole inventor or a co-inventor on three issued US patents and four pending patent applications, nearly all of which relate to network and systems security. Over the past 12 years, he has been the lead investigator or a co-investigator on grants totaling over nine million US dollars from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), and industry. In 2014, he was invited to serve on the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).