Michal  Shlapentokh-Rothman

Michal Shlapentokh-Rothman

Scholar Title

MIT EECS | Lincoln Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Securing the Software-Defined Perimeter with Co-Optimization





Research Areas
  • Computer Systems

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Cybersecurity is a growing threat that can have profound impacts on people’ s lives. My project uses evolutionary algorithms to create robust network system configurations that are better able to withstand attacks. The end goal is to create a deployable configuration that can be transferred to existing systems and help network administrators best determine how to set up their network.


After taking 6.034 (Introduction to Artificial Intelligence), and 6.033 (Computer Systems Engineering), I became interested in both machine learning and security. Through participating in SuperUROP, I am excited to learn more about research in both fields and how machine learning can help make more secure systems. Additionally, I am looking forward to gaining experience in working on a long-term research project.

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