I am an assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. I am also the director for the MS in Cybersecurity program at Stevens. I obtained my PhD from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam on February 2010. My research interests are mainly around the area of systems and security, including software security, authentication, privacy, and software resiliency.
I have been working on information-flow tracking for a while now, and I am interested in novel methods and technologies that can improve performance and accuracy. I have been also working on hardening software against attacks based on memory corruption bugs, like code-reuse attacks. This has lead to a series of papers attacking various defenses proposed in academic papers and an interest in developing tools and metrics for evaluating defenses. I am also interested in exploring synergies to improve authentication on the web and the physical world.
I am looking for bright students to work on two federally funded projects on using compilers and modern CPU features for improving software security and on HW-accelerated information-flow tracking. More information below.