|Alma mater||University of Iceland and Cornell University|
|Occupation||Assistant Professor at Emory University, Director of the Emory SysLab, Chief Science Officer of Syndis.|
|Employer||Emory University, Syndis|
|Known for||Syndis, Reykjavík University SysLab|
Ýmir Vigfússon is an Icelandic hacker and a computer security expert. Nowadays, Ýmir is an assistant professor at Emory University, where he leads the Emory SysLab (System and Security Lab), and a member of ICE-TCS (Icelandic Center of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science) and of the ALNET Group (Research Group for Algorithms and Networks).
In 2008, Ýmir interned at Yahoo! and worked on a novel approach for performing range queries in a scalable fashion on a massive distributed key-value data storage system (PNUTS).
In 2011, Ýmir became an assistant professor at Reykjavík University, where he was the principal investigator and director of the SysLab (System and Security Lab) and the co-founder the Center of Research in Engineering Software System (CRESS). Furthermore, he taught an elective, intensive Computer Security course in three weeks. The course is closed to only the best 20 students of Reykjavik University (according to their GPA and to an entrance test).
In 2014, Ýmir became an assistant professor at Emory University.
In 2013, Ýmir co-founded the computer security company Syndis in Reykjavík. The company performs research and development on offensive security technologies, consulting, penetration testing and security software development.
- ICE-TCS: Icelandic Center of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science
- The ALNET Group: The Research Group for Algorithms and Networks
- Ýmir Vigfússon Citations
- Ýmir Vigfússon - Reykjavík University
- RU SysLab
- Research Centres - School of Computer Science - RU
- Ýmir Vigfússon: Alan Turing Enigma Code (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology)