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Marc Dacier

Professor, Computer Science

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity


Affiliations

Education Profile

  • Ph.D, 1994, INPT, Toulouse, France
  • Master in computer sciences (Degree of Ingénieur Civil en Informatique), 1989, University of Louvain, Belgium.

Research Interests

Marc Dacier is a full professor of Computer Science (CS) and a member of the Resilience Computing and Cybersecurity research Center (RC3) at King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Dacier obtained his Ph.D. from INPT in 1994 from his work done at LAAS, CNRS, in Toulouse (France). Since then, he has had a balanced career between industry and academia. After his thesis, he worked for one year as a security consultant in Paris, France, for France Telecom and the French ministry of interior. In 1996, he joined IBM Research in Zurich (Switzerland) to create the Global Security Analysis Laboratory (GSAL). In 2002, he became a professor at Eurecom. In 2008, he joined Symantec to build its European Research Labs. Later, he spent two years in the USA to manage all the collaborative research projects, worldwide. In that role, he was in charge of teams in France, Ireland, and in the United States. He was also the university relationship manager for Symantec Research Labs, worldwide. In 2014, he became the director of the cybersecurity research group at QCRI, in Qatar, where he lived for 3 years. In October 2017, Dr. Dacier came back to EURECOM to become the head of the Digital Security department and a full professor. An internationally recognized expert in cybersecurity, Dr. Dacier has served on more than 120 program committees of all major security and dependability conferences and as a member of the editorial board of several top-tier technical peer-reviewed journals.

Selected Publications


  • Dhia Farrah, Marc Dacier, “Zero Conf Protocols and their numerous Man In The Middle (MITM) Attacks”, Proc. of WOOT 2021, the 15th IEEE Workshop on Offensive Technologies, May 27, 2021, collocated with IEEE S&P and in cooperation with Usenix.
  • Vitale, A., & Dacier, M. (2021). Inmap-t: Leveraging TTCN-3 to Test the Security Impact of Intra Network Elements. Journal of Computer and Communications, 09(06), 174–190. doi:10.4236/jcc.2021.96010.
  • Elisa Chiapponi, Onur Catakoglu, Olivier Thonnard, Marc Dacier, HoPLA: a Honeypot Platform to Lure Attackers. Proc. of the C&ESAR 2020, Computer & Electronics SecurityApplications Rendez-vous, Deceptive security Conference, part of European CyberWeek. Rennes, France, (2020).
  • Elisa Chiapponi, Marc Dacier, Massimiliano Todisco, Onur Catakoglu and Olivier Thonnard, "Botnet sizes: when maths meet myths", Proc. of CFTIC 2020, 1st International Workshop on Cyber Forensics and Threat INvestigations Challenges in Emerging Infrastructures, held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2020), 14-17 December 2020, Dubai, UAE.
  • Y. Zhauniarovich, I. Khalil, T. Yu, and M. Dacier, "A Survey on Malicious Domains Detection through DNS Data Analysis", Journal ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 51, Issue 4, July 2018, 36 pages,DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3191329.
  • M Dacier, M. Bailey, M. Polychronakis (Editors), Proc. Of the 20th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2017), Atlanta (GA), USA, September 18-20 2017.
  • Marc Dacier, Hartmut König, Radoslaw Cwalinski, Frank Kargl, Sven Dietrich, « Security Challenges and Opportunities of Software Defined Networks », Journal IEEE Security and Privacy, 15(2), 2017. 
  • Marc Dacier, Hartmut König, Radoslaw Cwalinski, Frank Kargl, Sven Dietrich, "Security Challenges and Opportunities of Software Defined Networks", Journal IEEE Security and Privacy, 15(2), 2016. 
  • Marc Dacier, Sven Dietrich, Frank Kargl, Hartmut König: Network Attack Detection and Defense (Dagstuhl Seminar 16361), Dagstuhl Reports 6(9): 1-28 (2016).
  • F Monrose, M Dacier, G Blanc, J Garcia-Alfaro (Editors), Proc. Of the 19th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2016), Paris, France, September 19-21 2016.
  • Michael Aupetit, Yury Zhauniarovich, Giorgos Vasiliadis, Marc Dacier, Yazan Boshmaf, Visualization of actionable knowledge to mitigate DRDoS attacks, Proc. of 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), pp 1-8.