Natalia Stakhanova


NB Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security

Chair of the CS Square committee

Assistant professor
Information Security Centre of Excellence
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick, Canada

Phone: (506) 451-6967
Fax: (506) 453-3566

Gillin Hall C110
550 Windsor Street
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3

Research interests

  • Cyber security
  • Malware analysis & attribution
  • Security data analytics
  • Intrusion detection & response


  • University Merit award, 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


  • Graph structures for event matching. N. Stakhanova, A.Ghorbani and W.Bird. US Patent Application No.12553,040, August 2009.

  • System and method for simulating network attacks. A.Ghorbani, I-V.Onut, N. Stakhanova and W.Bird. US Patent # 8160855

                        Prospective students

I am looking for talented and academically strong graduate and undergraduate students passionate about research in computer security. If you are interested in joining the group, please send me your CV.