Elie Bursztein

Anti-Abuse Research Lead, Google

Elie Bursztein leads Google's anti-abuse research, which helps protect users against Internet threats. Bursztein has contributed to applied-cryptography, machine learning for security, malware understanding and web security, authoring over 50 research papers in the field. Most recently he was involved in finding the first SHA-1 collision. Bursztein is a beret aficionado, connects via social media, and performs magic tricks in his spare time. Born in Paris, he received a Ph.D. from ENS-cachan in 2008 before working at Stanford University and ultimately joining Google in 2011. He now lives with his wife in Mountain View, California.