Alex Bardas

Alexandru G. Bardas

Kansas State University
Argus CyberSecurity Lab
Nichols 127
Manhattan, KS 66506
office phone: +1 785 532 7774
e-mail: bardasag [at] ksu [dot] edu

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at Kansas State University within the Computing and Information Sciences Department. Furthermore, I am a member of the cyber security research group, Argus, and honored to be advised by Dr. Xinming (Simon) Ou and by Dr. Scott A. DeLoach.


My research interests are focused on cyber security. Currently, I am working on moving target defenses and cloud security. I am also involved in bringing anthropology into cybersecurity. Previous projects I worked on include malware analysis using fuzzy hashing techniques and defense strategies against UDP based DDoS attacks.

Cyber Defense Club

Together with Dr. Xinming (Simon) Ou, I founded the Cyber Defense Club at Kansas State University.

Industry Experience

  • Research Associate Intern at HP Labs - Princeton, NJ
  • ASERT Engineer Intern at Arbor Networks - Ann Arbor, MI


  • M.S.  Secure Software Systems, James Madison University
  • B.A.   Computer Science for Business Management,
              Romanian-American University, Romania
  • B.A.   Domestic and International Business, Banking and Finance,
              Romanian-American University, Romania

Trainings and Competitive Events

Professional Affiliations

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (ΦΚΦ)
  • USENIX Association
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


I am originally from Sibiu, Romania. Sibiu is a medieval town located in the southern part of Transylvania. In 2007 Sibiu was European Capital of Culture.