Dr. Petros Efstathopoulos is a Researcher at Symantec Research Labs in Culver City, CA. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (NTUA).
Since 2000 Dr. Efstathopoulos has been working on operating system kernel projects, mostly working with the Linux kernel. During his Ph.D. he worked on the Asbestos operating system (designed and built from scratch) and introduced decentralized information flow control to contain the effects of bugs and provide improved security. His research interests include operating systems, security, information flow control, system management, virtualization, storage, and file systems.
Dr. Efstathopoulos joined Symantec Research Labs in January and is currently working on next-generation storage/backup systems, portable storage security, and mobile platform security. Since joining SRL he has authored two research papers and four patent applications.