Nathalie Baracaldo is a Research Staff Member in the Platform and Mobile Research group at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of information security, privacy and trust. As part of her work, she designs and implements secure systems in the areas of cloud computing, Platform as a Service, secure data sharing and Internet of the Things. She also contributes to projects to design scalable systems that monitor, manage performance and manage service level agreements in cloud environments.
Nathalie received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. Her dissertation focused on preventing insider threats through the use of adaptive access control systems that integrate multiple sources of contextual information. Some of the topics that she has explored in the past include secure storage systems, privacy in online social networks, secure interoperability in distributed systems, risk management and trust evaluation. During her Ph.D. studies she received the 2014 Allen Kent Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Graduate Program in Information Science by the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
Nathalie also holds a master’s degree (Cum Laude) in computer sciences from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Prior to that, she earned two undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at the same university.