Advisory Board

Elena Silenok, MS

Elena Silenok, MS is Founder & CEO, Clothia. Clothia is a pre-launch Internet startup that is productizing motion detection and augmented reality technology developed in St. Petersburg, Russia. Clothia users can virtually try on clothes using augmented reality via their webcam, being able to mix-n-match items to create outfits, and share their looks with friends.
Elena is a guest lecturer at Columbia University and General Assembly. She is a contributing writer to Business Insider. She is Root Member of NYhacker.
Elena earned her MS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego in 2006 with a Systems and Networking concentration and Network Security focus. Her thesis topic was “Characterization of Background Port Scanning” under professor Stefan Savage. She created a network traffic analyzer to assist in network data measurement. She analyzed properties of port scans, intent of attackers and prevalence of background port scanning.
She was a Researcher at CAIDA (Collaborative Association for Internet Data Analysis) at SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center) with kc claffy researching internet topology utilizing skitter (traceroute measurement tool) data and BGP tables. She evaluated the value of IXs (Internet eXchange points) for Autonomous Systems (AS), the difference in peering relationships through IX (Internet eXchange Points) vs direct peering and IPv4/IPv6 protocols.
She wsa Lead Developer at Bessemer Venture Partners where she was mining web traffic data, analyzing large data sets using machine-learning algorithms to predict Internet trends, and building traffic prediction models using gathered data and additional independent data sources.
Elena did onshore/offshore project management (independent, outsourcing project development to a team of 6 in Russia) — designed and developed custom financial applications and business solutions. She raised funds for 200M+ market cap companies, created a back-end platform for 400M+ hedge fund to optimize foreign exchange trading, assisted with development of high-frequency trading algorithms, and worked with NASDAQ and NYSE-traded companies to create an unified online business development strategy.
She coauthored Detection and Characterization of Port Scan Attacks.
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