Dr. Petros Efstathopoulos is currently the Global Head of Symantec Research Labs.
He holds Ph.D. And M.Sc. degrees 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). During his Ph.D. he worked on the Asbestos operating system, which introduced decentralized information flow control to contain the effects of bugs and provide improved security.
Dr. Efstathopoulos has worked on the design and implementation of a variety of computer systems, including operating systems and kernel development, storage and file systems, security, distributed systems, virtualization, and systems networking. Since joining Symantec Research Labs in 2009 he has focused particularly on next-generation storage/backup systems, portable storage security, network security, privacy and identity. As a member of SRL he has authored multiple research papers and numerous patents.