PhD Students


Yu-Han (Hannah) Chen
Co-advised with Yangfeng Ji
Since Fall 2019
natural language processing

Bargav Jayaraman
Since Fall 2016
privacy-preserving machine learning

Josephine Lamp
Co-advised with Lu Feng
Since Fall 2018
privacy-preserving medical decision systems

Anshuman Suri
Since Fall 2019
robust machine learning

Fnu Suya
Co-advised with Yuan Tian
Since Fall 2017
robust machine learning

Xiao Zhang
Since Summer 2018
robust machine learning

Undergraduate Researchers


Pragun Ananda
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
natural language processing

Emily Buerk
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
black-box attacks machine learning systems

Nick Figgins
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
adversarial machine learning for malware classification

Katherine Knipmeyer
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
evaluating privacy for machine learning

Jessie Li
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
black-box attacks machine learning systems

Konrad Siebor
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
black-box attacks machine learning systems

Katherine Weinschenk
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
societal risks of AI

Erwin Wijaya
Undergraduate Researcher
Co-advised with Denis Nekipelov
Since Summer 2020
revealing privacy preferences
Alex Becker
Undergraduate Researcher
Co-advised with Denis Nekipelov
Since Summer 2020
revealing privacy preferences
Jack Prescott
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Fall 2019
robust machine learning
Brian Tran
Undergraduate Researcher
Since Summer 2020
black-box attacks machine learning systems

Director


David Evans
Since Fall 1999
Alumni

Graduated PhD Students


Yan Huang
Fall 2012
PhD in Computer Engineering, August 2012
PhD Dissertation: Practical Secure Two-Party Computation
Assistant Professor, Indiana University

Karsten Nohl
Spring 2009
PhD in Computer Engineering, May 2009
PhD Dissertation: Implementable Privacy for RFID Systems
Chief Scientist, Security Research Labs

Nathanael Paul
Spring 2008
PhD in Computer Science, May 2008
PhD Dissertation: Disk-Level Malware Detection
DexCom, Inc. (previously University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Lab; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Weilin Xu
Co-advised with Yanjun Qi
Fall 2013 – Spring 2019
PhD in Computer Science, May 2019
PhD Dissertation: Improving Robustness of Machine Learning Models using Domain Knowledge
Intel (Adversarial Machine Learning Research, Hillsboro, OR)

Jinlin Yang
Spring 2007
PhD in Computer Science, May 2007
PhD Dissertation: Automatic Inference and Effective Application of Temporal Specifications
Snapchat (previously Microsoft)

Samee Zahur
Spring 2016
PhD in Computer Science, May 2016
PhD Dissertation: Demystifying Secure Computation: Familiar Abstractions for Efficient Protocols
Google

Yuchen Zhou
Spring 2015
PhD in Computer Engineering, May 2015
PhD Dissertation: Improving Security and Privacy of Integrated Web Applications
Palo Alto Networks; Facebook

Visitors


Mohammad Etemad
Post-Doctoral Visitor
2016 – 2017
LinkedIn
PhD Koc University, Turkey

Mahnush Movahedi
Post-Doctoral Visitor
Spring 2016
Yale University, Dfinity, Facebook
PhD from University of New Mexico

Muhammad Naveed
Pre-Doctoral Visitor
Summer 2013
Graduate student visit while PhD student at UIUC
Assistant Professor at University of Southern Californa

Sicheng Zhu
Pre-Doctoral Visitor
Fall 2019 – Summer 2020
robust machine learning
University of Maryland PhD Student (starting Fall 2020)

Graduated Masters Students

Longze Chen
MCS 2015
Center for Open Science

David Larochelle
MCS 2002
Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Simon Sibomana
MCS 2015
ComzAfrica

Greg Yukl
MCS 2003
In-Line Source Code Generation


Students and Alumni at USENIX Security 2011

Undergraduate Researchers Completed PhDs

John Calandrino
2002
University of North Carolina PhD 2009 (worked with James Anderson on real-time scheduling for multicore platforms)
Microsoft

Adrienne Porter Felt
2006 – 2008
UC Berkeley PhD 2012 (David Wagner)
privacy protection for social networking APIs, mashup security issues
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award Finalist 2008, SEAS Outstanding Student Award 2008
TR 35, CRA Video, USENIX Security PC Co-Chair 2018
Google

Christopher Frost
2003 – 2004
UCLA PhD 2010 (worked on the Featherstich File System Project with Eddie Kohler)
Google, Samsara

William (GJ) Halfond
2002
Georgia Tech PhD 2010 (worked on web application security with Alessandro Orso)
University of Southern California, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Felipe Huici
2001
University College London PhD 2009
NEC Europe

Jonathan McCune
2001 – 2003
Carnegie Mellon University PhD 2009 (advised by Adrian Perrig and Mike Reiter)
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Honorable Mentionee in 2003
Google

William Melicher
2012 – 2013
BACS 2013
Carnegie Mellon Univeristy PhD 2019 (advised by Lujo Bauer)
USENIX Security 2016 Best Paper

Patrick Mutchler
2010 — 2011
BSCS 2011
Stanford University PhD 2017 (John Mitchell)
Google

Matt Spear
2005 – 2006
UC Davis PhD 2010 (worked with Karl Levitt and Felix Wu on peer-to-peer networking)
Google

srg lunch
Research Group Lunch (6 May 2015)

Undergraduate Researchers Currently in PhD Programs

Darion Cassel
2016 – 2017
Carnegie Mellon University

Jack Doerner
2015 – 2016
BSCS 2015; Wizard of Oblivion
Northeastern University

Samuel Havron
2015 – 2017
Cornell University

Matthew Wallace
2018 – 2019
University of Wisconsin

Researchers

Youssef Errami
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2019 – Spring 2020
BSCS 2020

Kush Patel
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
BSCS 2020
The Effects of Clipping on Differentially Private Machine Learning

Corey Ames
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014 – 2015

Hao Bai
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014 – 2016
BSCS 2016
Harvard University MS

Shay Batheja
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015
learning materials for PicoCTF and beyond

Jonathan Burket
Undergraduate Researcher, 2010 – 2013
BACS 2013
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Honorable Mentionee 2013
CMU MS 2015
Apogee Research
DuoLingo

Jenny Cha
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2011
secure web applications

Peter Chapman
Undergraduate Researcher, 2009 – 2012
BACS 2012
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award Runner-Up in 2012
CMU MS 2015
DuoLingo

Jiamin Chen
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2011

Yikan Chen
Graduate Researcher, 2009 – 2011
Amazon

Austin DeVinney
Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2011
secure web application framework
visiting from Radford University

Travis Dean
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2013
implementing secure computation protocols

Paul DiOrio
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2008
linguistics and security

Natnatee Dokmai
Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 – 2015
BACS 2015
Indiana University MS

David Friedman
Undergraduate Researcher, 2002
Johns Hopkins University

Nathaiel Grevatt
Undergraduate Researcher, 2018 – 2019
secure computation and the GDPR

Salvatore Guarnieri
Undergraduate Researcher, 2003 – 2006
University of Washington (Masters 2010)
now at Google (New York)
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award Finalist in 2006

Theo Gutman-Solo
Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 – 2014
BACS 2014
Princeton University PhD program in Operations Research

Mark Hannan
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014

Brittany Harris
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2011
secure multi-party computation

James Houghton
Undergraduate Researcher, Co-advised with Yixin Sun
2019 – 2020
BSCS 2020
Google

Richard Hsu
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2008
scene-based CAPTCHAs

Robert Jacobs
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2013
prime numbers

Anant Kharkar
Undergraduate Researcher, 2015 – 2018
BSCS 2018
evading classifiers
Amazon; Microsoft

Noah Kim
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017

Meghan Knoll
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2007
spyware

SangHyung Koo
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2011
secure mobile applications

Samantha Lagestee
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015
learning materials for PicoCTF and beyond

Rachel Lathbury
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2008
BACS 2010
University of Pennsylvania (Linguistics)

Hunter Leath
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014 – Fall 2015
BACS Fall 2015
Amazon (Cambridge, MA)

Andrew Lee
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015
learning materials for PicoCTF and beyond

Guanmei Liang
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2013

Ziqi Liu
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
BACS 2016
web security
Microsoft

Michael Mahoney
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014

Kyle McGuire
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014

Samuel Medlin
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2019 – Fall 2019
BSCS Fall 2019
Inferring and Analyzing User Privacy Preferences

Rob Michaels
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2014

Casey Mihaloew
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2011
secure web aplication framework

Aditi Narvekar
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 – 2019
adversarial machine learning

Jesse Nayak
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017 – 2018
BSCS 2018

Karen Pan
Undergraduate Researcher, 2015 – 2016
web security
UVA Statistics

Felix Park
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 – 2018
adversarial machine learning

Michael Peck
Undergraduate Researcher, 2003 – 2004
Johns Hopkins University MS

Ryan Persaud
Undergraduate Researcher, 2001
UC San Diego

Parvesh Samayamanthula
Visiting High School Student, Summer 2018
adversarial NLP for privacy policies

Ori Shimony
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015 – 2016
incentives and Tor

Helen Simecek
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 — 2019
BACS 2019
Microsoft

Carly Simpson
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2007
security applications of GPUs

Amar Singh
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 – 2018
proof-of-stake vulnerabilities

Kelvin Sparks
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2017 – 2018
BSCS 2018
cryptocurrency governance

Adam Trost
Undergraduate Researcher, 2001 – 2002
UVA Law School

Mike Verdicchio
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015
learning materials for PicoCTF and beyond

Brian Walter
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015
learning materials for PicoCTF and beyond

Michael Weaver
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2010 – Spring 2011
BSCS 2011
a secure web application framework

Jonah Weissman
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2019
evaluating privacy for machine learning

Shengxuan (Jerry) Ye
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2011
CalTech (Masters in Computation and Neural Systems); Facebook

Muzzammil Zaveri
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2010 – Spring 2011
BSCS 2011
a secure web application framework

researchgroup
Security Research Group (19 January 2016)
Jack Doerner, Samee Zahur, Mahnush Movahedi, Mohammad Etemad, Hannah Li, Weilin Xu, Karen Pan