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Elie Bursztein

Anti-fraud and abuse research team lead
Elie Bursztein leads Google's anti-abuse research, which helps protect users against Internet threats. Elie has contributed to applied-cryptography, machine learning for security, malware understanding, and web security; authoring over fifty research papers in the field for which he was awarded 5 best papers awards and multiple industry distinctions. Most recently, he was involved in finding the first SHA-1 collision. Elie is a beret aficionado, blog at https://elie.net, tweets @elie, 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.