Cecilia Testart PhD Candidate in EECS @ MIT CSAIL

About me

I’m a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT CSAIL working with David D. Clark. My research interests are at the intersection of computer networks and internet measurements, focusing on how to make the Internet more secure using data-driven approaches and considering technical and policy challenges to improve the current state-of-the-art. For my doctoral research, I’ve developed methods to characterize routing security problems and measure the effectiveness of emergent security defenses from evidence, using longitudinal and large-scale datasets of protocol usage and incorporating machine learning techniques.

In 2016 I got a dual master in Technology and Policy (TPP) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT. For my master thesis, I explored the institutional landscape of cybersecurity. Using natural language processing and semi-supervised learning, I proposed a framework to better understand the role different institutions play in cybersecurity.

I have interned at Akamai, MSR and the OECD. Prior to joining MIT, I worked at NICChile Research Labs and Inria Chile. For my undergrad, I did a dual degree in Engineering between Universidad de Chile and École Centrale Paris.

Recent News

  • 08/13/2020 : I'll be defending my dissertation next Tuesday August 17 at 2pmET. Email me if you'd like to join on zoom! More info here.
  • 03/01/2020 : I'll be joining the IMC 2021 Program Committee.
  • 12/22/2020 : I have been selected as a Rising Star in Data Science and will participate in the workshop hosted by University of Chicago.
  • 11/20/2020 : I'll be a guest lecturer in BU's Cybersecurity class.
  • 10/25/2020 : I'll be presenting my research in a Networking Seminar at Google.
  • 10/15/2020 : I have been selected as a EECS Rising Star 2020 and will participate in the workshop hosted by Berkeley.

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