He received his BSc (2005) in Physics from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. (2011) in Computer Science from the University of Crete. Before joining University of Cyprus, he was an assistant professor with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research interests are systems security and privacy. Elias is a Microsoft Research PhD Scholar. He has interned with Microsoft Research in Cambridge and he has worked as a research assistant with FORTH (Greece) from 2005 to 2011. Elias is also a Marie Curie fellow with Columbia University and FORTH. He has several publications in all top security conferences like IEEE Security and Privacy, ACM CCS, Usenix Security, and NDSS.