Alina Matyukhina is a cyber security researcher and 3rd-year PhD candidate at Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC). Her research work focuses on applying machine learning, computational intelligence, and data analysis techniques to design innovative security solutions. Before joining CIC, she worked as a research assistant at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology where she took part in cryptography and security research projects. Both her B.S. and M.S. was completed in Math and IT. During her studies she has been awarded 2 gold medals as well as 3 silver medals in national and international competitions. She has been named “Young Scientist of the Year”, one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Ukraine” and received “Yale Science & Engineering Association Medallion” for her contribution in the field of mathematics and computer science.