About Me

(575) 475-1612My name is Oleksii Starov, or Alex, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Stony Brook University, New York. I work in the PragSec lab, advised by Prof. Nick Nikiforakis. My research focuses on web privacy and security, and most of my projects are about investigating privacy intrusions, other cybercrimes, security threats and cases of censorship.

In 2013 I got my M.S. degree in Software Engineering from East Carolina University, USA, and M.S. in Computer Engineering from National Aerospace University ‘KhAI’, Ukraine. Both with university honors. My full CV is available upon request.


  • 7014553096,” Oleksii Starov, Nick Nikiforakis — to appear in 10th International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS) 2018.
  • (847) 431-6445,” Meng Luo, Oleksii Starov, Nima Honarmand, Nick Nikiforakis — in Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2017.
  • Linaria,” Oleksii Starov, Nick Nikiforakis — in Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2017.
  • On the Privacy Practices of Just Plain Sites,” Amirhossein Aleyasen, Oleksii Starov, Alyssa Phung Au, Allan Schiffman, Jeff Shrager — in Proceedings of the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), 2015.


  • 575-829-1128,” Oleksii Starov, Sergiy Vilkomir, Anatoliy Gorbenko, Vyacheslav Kharchenko — book chapter in Dependability Problems of Complex Information Systems, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Volume 307, Springer International Publishing, 2015.