Michalis' research aims to improve the security of computer systems and networks, build robust defenses against malicious software and online threats, reinforce the privacy of our online interactions, and enhance our understanding of the internet ecosystem and its darker sides.

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF), 2010-2013; Most Influential DIMVA Paper 2004-2008 Award, 9th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2012; Best Paper Award, 6th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (MALWARE), 2011.