Matthew Elder is a Researcher and Sr. Manager in Symantec Research Labs. Dr. Elder received his B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 1993, M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1995, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 2001.
Dr. Elder is currently managing the team conducting U.S.-based research projects in a variety of areas: vulnerability detection and mitigation (funded under the IARPA STONESOUP program); cloud computing security and resilience (funded under the DARPA MRC program); network topology mapping (funded by AFRL); and big data analytics. While with Symantec Research Labs he has also conducted government-funded research for HS-ARPA, NSF, and IC-ARDA. Prior to joining Symantec, Dr. Elder was a research scientist with Network Associates Laboratories, where he conducted government-funded research, internal R&D, and customs solution development. Dr. Elder conducted his dissertation research in fault tolerance and formal methods to achieve survivability in critical infrastructure systems.