PhD in Computer Science, 2018 - UC Santa Barbara
MSc in Computer Science, 2012 - University of Illinois at Chicago
MSc in Computer Engineering, 2012 - Politecnico di Milano
Aug 2020 Best Paper Award — USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT)
Feb 2017 Distinguished Paper Award — Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)
Aug 2016 Third Place (First Place Self-funded Team) — DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Mar 2012 Regents Special Fellowship — University of California, Santa Barbara
My research interest lies in the area of Computer Security. My primary focus is in the field of security of mobile devices. In particular, I am interested in identifying novel security issues in these devices and applying both static and dynamic analysis techniques to detect vulnerable and malicious mobile apps automatically. I am also interested in developing new methods to analyze compiled binary code. More recently, I started exploring the security issues posed by IoT devices and their interaction with mobile applications. As a core member of the Shellphish and OOO teams, I played and organized many security competitions (CTFs), and I won the third place at the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.