Department of Computer Science and the College
Grant Ho researches computer security, with a particular interest in using large-scale datasets to better understand and improve the security of organizations and users. His recent work focuses on improving the security of enterprises, including developing new algorithms and systems to thwart such attacks as phishing, ransomware, and data breaches. He also conducts large-scale analyses to better understand emerging threats and the costs and burdens of deploying security measures. His work has been recognized with multiple awards at top security conferences and the Internet Defense Prize.
His work has been presented at multiple leading venues, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Symposium on Security and Privacy, the Usenix Security Symposium, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, and the Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy. Additionally, organizations including Facebook, Barracuda Networks, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used ideas from Ho’s work to detect real-world attacks against their networks and customers.
Ho earned a BS with honors in computer science from Stanford University, followed by a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego.