Our lab's participants range from professors with dozens of years of experience to high school students. This diversity in background and experience enables us to address real-world problems using fresh perspectives.



PhD. Students

  • Yiwen Li
    Ph.D. Candidate   - website
    Research Interests Operating system security, virtualization, network security
    Projects Lind and Caging
    Publications USENIX ATC 2017, NENS 2014 (poster), and CATT 2014 (poster)
  • Santiago Torres-Arias
    Ph.D. Candidate   - website
    Research Interests Password protection and securing the software supply chain
    Software/System Deployments Security fixes related to tag attacks used in git. PPH libraries in 8 languages, support for different OSes, Yubikey support, and PAM. PPH deployments in the Seattle Clearinghouse and BioBank.
  • Dan Gopstein
    Ph.D. Student (co-advised with Andy Nealen)
    Research Interests Programming languages and software systems
    Publications FSE 2017 and SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
    Software/System Deployments DeepEnumerable Ruby package for the declarative manipulation of deeply nested data structures; clust.bin.pair R package containing statistical tests for clustered binary matched pair data.
  • Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Ph.D. Student (co-advised with Allison Bishop Lewko and Tal Malkin)   - website
    Research Interests Cryptography, security, distributed computing
    Projects CacheCash
  • Preston Kent Moore
    Ph.D. Candidate (co-advised with Phyllis Frankl)
    Research Interests Secure software engineering, automated testing, systems security
    Projects CrashSimulator
  • Devon Powell
    Ph.D. Student (co-advised with Phyllis Frankl)   - website
    Research Interests Computer security, software engineering
  • Rad Akefirad
    Ph.D. Student
    Research Interests Software engineering, secure software design and development, distributed systems, microservices
    Projects API Blindspots

Other Students

  • Yu Hu
    Ph.D. Student (advised by Brendan Dolan-Gavitt)
    Research Interests Side channel attacks, symbolic execution, mobile sensor application
  • Benson Kuang
    Master's Student
    Research Interests Cybersecurity
    Projects Reverse engineering the OnStar Module
  • Ariella C. Feuchtwanger
    Master's Student
    Research Interests Cybersecurity, security for the Internet of Things
    Projects Upgrading software security for the Internet of Things
  • Aakar Deveshkumar Jinwala
    Master's Student
    Research Interests Network security, Docker's resource isolation capability
    Projects Seattle and comparing Docker's resource isolation capabilities to Seattle
  • Abhishek Pratap Singh
    Master's Student
    Research Interests Cybersecurity, open source, software development
    Projects securesystemslib
    Software/System Deployments While working at Red Hat, contributed to the Kubernetes container management system and is still a maintainer of the "Kompose conversion tool.
  • Archit Goyal
    Master's Student
    Research Interests Security and privacy, cryptography
    Projects CacheCash
  • Ankit Chandra
    Master's Student
    Research Interests System security, cloud security, network security
    Projects Lind
    Publications ICDCIT 2013
  • Shuyuan Luo
    Undergraduate Student
    Research Interests Cybersecurity
    Software/System Deployments Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) for PolyPasswordHasher
  • Henry Zhou
    Undergraduate Student
    Research Interests Game engineering and design, digital media, philosophy and ethics of technology
  • Jake Iannacone
    High School Student
    Research Interests Building secure software, protecting against unsafe software
    Publications FSE 2017
  • Christopher Lo
    High School Student
    Research Interests Cybersecurity
  • Sachit Malik
    Research Interests Web application security, malware analysis, cyber forensics
    Projects in-toto
  • Shikhar Sakhuja
    Undergraduate Student
    Research Interests Exploring the relationship between data science and cybersecurity
    Projects Uptane
  • Ryan Patton
    Research Interests Cybersecurity, user-friendly tools
    Projects CrashSimulator
  • Brandon Zhu
    Research Interests Cybersecurity
  • Yu Zhang
    Research Interests Machine learning
  • Shikher Verma
    Research Interests Cybersecurity
    Projects in-toto