Dr. Richard Harang is a Director of Data Science Research at Sophos with over ten years of experience at the intersection of computer security, machine learning, and privacy. He received his PhD in Statistics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2010. Prior to joining Sophos, he served as a scientist at the United States Army Research Laboratory, where he led the group investigating the applications of machine learning to problems in network security. His research interests include adversarial machine learning, addressing bias and uncertainty in machine learning, and ways to use machine learning to support human analysis. Richard’s work has been presented at USENIX, BlackHat, IEEE S&P workshops, and DEF CON AI Village, among others, and has also been featured in The Register and KrebsOnSecurity.
By day, he manages the Sophos AI group’s research portfolio; by night he fences competitively, worries about facial recognition, and tries to teach autonomous robots to keep squirrels out of his garden.
You can find his latest research on Google Scholar here.