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My research activities are motivated by my interest towards finding practical solutions to security problems. My work revolves around building secure systems and encompasses several broad areas including software protection, mobile security, malicious software, and security of IoT devices.
Natalia Stakhanova
Associate professor
Director, The CyberLab
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Awards & Recognition

Best Paper Award, FPS 2023

Best Paper Award, EUSPN 2023

Top 20 Women in Cyber security by ITWC

Best Presentation Award, ARES 2018

Runner-up for Best Paper Award, ARES 2018

CyberNB Recognition award for promoting computer science and security among kids, 2017

UNB Merit award, 2015- 2016

One of the six New Brunswick Innovators To Watch (Huddle Business), 2016

Harrison McCain Foundation Young Scholars award, 2015

Anita Borg Institute Faculty scholarship award​, 2015 

Best Student Paper Honorable Mention​, NSS 2015

Nokia Best Student Paper Award, AINA, 2007

Recent Professional Activities

Member of Canadian Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security (CCRS)

Editorial Board: IEEE TDSC, IEEE TNSM (Special issue 2022, 2023)

Program Chair: SAD20, SSPREW19

Publicity Chair: CANS24

Program Committee Member: ASIACCS'23, FPS'23, 22,  ACM CODASPY 23, 22, 21, IEEE Blockchain'22, 21, DPM22, CRiSIS2022

Phone:   (306) 966-2058   |  Fax: (306) 966-2058|   Email:

280.5 Thorvaldson Bldg |  110 Science Place |  Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5C9 | Canada
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