B.S. Computer Science, University of California, Davis
M.S. Computer Science, University of Southern California
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California


Dr. Abramson is a Research Computer Scientist in the Networking and Cybersecurity Division at USC's Information Sciences Institute, and a lecturer in USC's Data Science Program.  He's currently focused on data-driven approaches to cybersecurity, threat-actor attribution, OSINT and sports analytics.  He's previously done work on spearphishing detection and mitigation, embedded device security (specifically software attestation approaches to supply-chain vetting), resilient reconfigurable and high-performance computingperformance prediction/modeling, and mobile networking.  Other professional interests include linked data applications, novel biometric/behavioral authentication and natural language generation.

He created the curriculum for Data Science 510: Principles of Programming for Data Science, and has taught the course for many years.  It is a “core” introductory data science course in the Data Science program.  In addition to providing incoming Data Science Program students with the background they’ll need for the rest of their coursework, the class has become very popular with non-technical graduate students looking to apply data-driven methods to their research.

Dr. Abramson has also created the curriculum for two sports analytics classes.  He currently teaches a graduate sports analytics course for Masters of Business Analytics students in the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Previously, he taught an undergraduate special topics course in sports analytics in USC’s Information Technology program.

Dr. Abramson is especially passionate about STEM education and increasing representation of underrepresented groups in data science and sports analytics.  He was awarded UCLA Professional Development award to pursue sports analytics curricula as a method of improving STEM representation for underrepresented groups.

If you’d like to work with Dr. Abramson, please note he is currently not hiring student workers.  If you are a Ph.D. student or if you would like to potentially work with him under a directed research, please take a look at the current research projects, and send him an email.