Ymir Vigfusson: Biography highlights

Ymir Vigfusson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University since 2014, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University in Iceland since 2011. He is a co-PI of the Symbiosis lab at Emory University.

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His research spans distributed systems and data science, and is motivated by three beliefs:

  • That networked systems should just scale effortlessly
  • That the best practical way to improve security is for people to really understand how things break,
  • That clever use of technology can improve disease outbreak surveillance (think epidemics)

Ymir Vigfusson’s research is supported by an NSF CAREER award, contracts from the CDC, RANNIS grants and other funding from industry.

He is also a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndis, a growing multinational company focused on research and services in offensive information security.

He have had the fortune of learning from some remarkable people, and enjoy passing on what he know to his students.

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Why I teach people how to hack | Ýmir Vigfússon | TEDxReykjavík
Why I teach people how to hack | Ýmir Vigfússon | TEDxReykjavík
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Estimating the multiplicity of infection of P. falciporum malaria parasites
Estimating the multiplicity of infection of P. falciporum malaria parasites
10:55
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Ymir Vigfusson - Alan Turing Enigma Code - Technion Lecture
Ymir Vigfusson - Alan Turing Enigma Code - Technion Lecture
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