About Me

My name is Evgenios (pronounced ev-YEN-ee-os) and I am a PhD candidate at the Computer science Department of Brown University. I am working in the area of Applied Cryptography and Security. Specifically my latest works explore the limitation of leakage profiles for proximity queries, e.g. k-Nearest Neighbors. I believe that understanding the limitations of real-world cryptographic techniques, such as leakage profiles of Encrypted Databases, is the key to design the next-generation of agile cryptographic systems.

Other recent projects of mine include techniques that manipulate the correctness of secure approximation protocols and machine learning algorithms. In the past I have worked on various problems with strong algorithmic component such as privacy-preserving data structures, statistical learning techniques on graphs, graph theory and graph drawing. I am a member of the (Cryptography Anonymity Privacy and Security) CAPS research group @ Brown.

I come from the beautiful island of Rhodes, located in the southern periphery of Aegean Islands in Greece.

Interests

Applied Cryptography
Encrypted Databases
Privacy-Preserving Data Structures
Applied Probability

Recent News

2018-10

Presented our S&P'19 work at Cornell Tech.

2018-09

Awarded a travel grant to attend ACM CCS 2018 , see you in Toronto!

2018-07

Our paper "Data Recovery on Encrypted Databases With k-Nearest Neighbor Query Leakage" is accepted at IEEE S&P 2019 !

2018-04

Visiting George Mason University and University of Maryland.

2018-03

Issued a patent Systems and methods for securely detecting data similarities with Symantec Corporation

Awarded a travel grant to attend IACR Real World Crypto 2018

2017-09

Received the Paris C. Kanellakis Fellowship!

Publications

Refereed Conferences

Data Recovery on Encrypted Databases With k-Nearest Neighbor Query Leakage

Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos, Charalampos Papamanthou, and Roberto Tamassia
40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland'19)

S&P
'19

Auditable Data Structures

Michael T. Goodrich, Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos, Michael Mitzenmacher, and Roberto Tamassia
2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P'17)

EuroS&P
'17

More Practical and Secure History-Independent Hash Tables

Michael T. Goodrich, Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos, Michael Mitzenmacher, and Roberto Tamassia
21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'16)

ESORICS
'16

Optimizing Static and Adaptive Probing Schedules for Rapid Event Detection

Ahmad Mahmoody, Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos, and Eli Upfal
9th Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA'15)

COCOA
'15

Fast Approximation of Betweenness Centrality Through Sampling

Matteo Riondato and Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos
7th International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining (WSDM'14)

WSDM
'14

Weak Dominance Drawings for Directed Acyclic Graphs

Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos and Ioannis G. Tollis
20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD'12)

GD
'12

DAGView: An Approach for Visualizing Large Graphs

Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos and Ioannis G. Tollis
20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD'12)

GD
'12

Overloaded Orthogonal Drawings

Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos and Ioannis G. Tollis
19th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD'11)

GD
'11

A Novel kNN Classifier for Acoustic Vehicle Classification based on
Alpha-Stable Statistical Modeling

Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos and Panagiotis Tsakalides
15th Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP ’09)

SSP
'09

Refereed Journals

A Visualization Framework and User Studies for Overloaded Orthogonal Drawings

Walter Didimo, Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos, Fabrizio Montecchiani, and Ioannis G.Tollis
Journal of Computer Graphics Forum, (CGF)

CFG
'18

Fast Approximation of Betweenness Centrality Through Sampling

Matteo Riondato and Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos
Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (DMKD)

DMKD
'16

Algorithms for Overloaded Orthogonal Drawings

Evgenios M. Kornaropoulos and Ioannis G. Tollis
Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications, (JGAA)

JGAA
'16

Education

 Ph.D. in Computer Science

Brown University, USA

2014-Now

 M.Sc. in Computer Science

Brown University, USA

2012-2014

 M.Sc. in Computer Science

University of Crete, Greece

2009-2012

 B.Sc. in Computer Science

University of Crete, Greece

2005-2009

Research Experience

 NetApp Advanced Technology Group

Research Intern, Waltham, MA, USA

2016

 Symantec Research Labs

Research Intern, Culver City, CA, USA

2015

 Institute of Computer Science - FORTH

Research Assistant, Crete, Greece

2008-2012

Music

Studied classical guitar in my home town, Rhodes, at the Hellenic Conservatory. I continued my musical studies in Crete at the Sychronon Conservatoire of Crete. In 2010 I earned my professional classical guitar degree with ‘excellent unanimously’ distinction by a committee of guitar virtuosi, such as Evangelos Assimakopoulos & Liza Zoe, and conductor Theodore Antoniou (former Professor of Composition at Stanford University).