Nestor Hernandez

Graduate Research Assistant
Cyber Security and Privacy Research (CaSPR) Lab.
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Office: ECS 264
Email: nhern121 at cs dot fiu dot edu.


I received my B.Sc. in applied mathematics from Universidad Simon Bolivar in 2011 and a specialization in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining from University of Buenos Aires in 2013. I am currently a PhD student at Florida International University in the School of Computing and Information Sciences where I work under the supervision of Dr. Bogdan Carbunar. While in Venezuela, I worked with Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Lima and Dr. Marcos Raydan.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on fraud detection in online systems via machine learning, data mining and stochastic processes.

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Some Recent Publications

  • [ACM CCS] Fraud De-Anonymization for Fun and Profit
    Nestor Hernandez, Mizanur Rahman, Ruben Recabarren, Bogdan Carbunar
    Accepted in the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Toronto, October 2018. [pdf] [acceptance rate = 16.6%]

  • [ACM Hypertext] Search Rank Fraud De-Anonymization in Online Systems
    Mizanur Rahman, Nestor Hernandez, Bogdan Carbunar, Duen Horng Chau.
    In Proceedings of the 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT), Baltimore, July 2018. [pdf]

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