helps keep things together and Spaf on track.
||Thomas E. Daniels
|Stephanie Ann Miller
||Mahesh V. Tripunitara
Plus, some students working on COAST projects without
pictures we can put here:
- Taimur Aslam
- Taimur's MS thesis, A
Taxonomy of Security Faults in Operating Systems, explored
how to classify faults in Unix that led to security compromises. The
classification can then be used for testing and software development.
Taimur is now at Motorola. Taimur can
be reached as firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jai Sundar Balasubramani
- Jai recieved his
MS degree in the spring of 1998. He is now working with COAST
sponsor Hewlett Packard.
- Steve Chapin
- Steve completed his Ph.D. in
the fall of 1993 and joined the faculty at Kent State University. While at Purdue
he developed the MESSIAHS
system for his dissertation entitled Scheduling Support Mechanisms
for Autonomous, Heterogenous, Distributed Systems.
The work on MESSIAHS has some
direct application to securing distributed computing environments.
Steve was also the person who came up with the original COAST
acronym. Steve is currently a member of the faculty at
- Mark Crosbie
Mark received his MS degree and departed in 1996 for a job
with COAST sponsor Hewlett
Packard. While with COAST, Mark helped design and maintain
the on-line archive. He also helped define the original concept of
our agent-based intrusion detection scheme.
- Jennifer Dick
- Jennifer was involved with
the OPUS project as a undergraduate. She was awarded an NSF Graduate
Fellowship as one of the top undergraduate students in the country.
She graduated with a B.S. degree in 1994 went on to work for Federal Express.
- Bryn Dole
- Bryn received his MS degree
with COAST and departed in 1996 for a job with COAST sponsor Sun Microsystems. While with
COAST, Bryn performed some of our firewall maintenance and
experimentation, and was one of the people responsible for our
discovery of the weaknesses in Kerberos 4.
- Todd Ellis
Todd received his MS degree with COAST and departed in 1996 for a job
with Harris Corporation. While
with COAST, Todd helped with archive maintenance, and with the
development of the final IDIOT intrusion detection prototype.
- Dan Farmer
Although Dan graduated from Purdue prior to the official start of
COAST, his work on the COPS package was part
of the foundation of COAST. Dan may be reached at
email@example.com; he is currently
an independent consultant.
- Jose Omar Garcia-Fernandez
Jose recieved his MS degree in the spring of 1998. He is currently
working at Hewlett-Packard in intrusion detection and network security.
- Abbie Hughes
Abbie recieved her B.S. degree in Compuer Engineering in December 1998. She is currently
working at Teradyne in the Telecommunications Testing Department as a Software Engineer in Deerfield, Illinois.
- Gene did most of the work on the
Tripwire tool while he was an undergraduate at Purdue. After
completing a MS degree in Computer Sciences at the University
of Arizona, Gene is now working at a software start-up firm. He
may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ganesh Krishnan graduated with an M.S. in Fall 1997. He is currently
working for Intel.
- Ivan recieved his Ph.D. in May, 1998.
His dissertation Software Vulnerability Analysis
developed a classification of vulnerabilities in computer software.
His work shows that a large number of vulnerabilities result from assumptions
that programmers make about their environment.
He also showed that machine learning tools could be used to extract
unknown information from vulnerability information.
In support of his thesis, Ivan developed the COAST Vulnerability Database
which has over 200 deeply analyzed vulnerabilities.
- Markus came to Purdue in August of 1997 on a Fulbright
Fellowship. He left a year later with his MS, and entered the
PhD program at Cambridge University in the U.K. In between,
he contributed to a number of projects, including the Synkill
and Secure Patch efforts.
- Sandeep Kumar
received Ph.D. in August, 1995. His dissertation, Classification
and Detection of Computer Intrusionsdeveloped a new
approach to intrusion detection. He is currently working for Sun Microsystems.
- Steve left COAST in 1996 after receiving his MS
degree. He attended Purdue as a GM Fellow, and returned to
work at Delco Electronics. While
with COAST he helped with archive maintenance, development of
the final IDIOT prototype, development of our firewalls resource page, and with our analysis of
- Tanya left Purdue in 1997 after receiving her BS degree. She
went to work at Hewlett-Packard. While a student at Purdue,
Tanya served as our webmaster and supervised the crew working
on the WWW pages and FTP archive. She also served as
president of the local ACM student chapter, among many other
- Karthic left Purdue in Fall 1997 with an MS degree. He is currently working
- Liane graduated with her BS in 1997 and went to work for
COAST sponsor Sun Microsystems. While with
COAST, Liane worked on the archive and in the security
tools evaluation group.
- Kathy graduated with an MS in 1997 and went to work for Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory. While with COAST,
she worked in the Audit
Trails Format project, and maintained the Intrusion
- Christoph received his Ph.D. in 1997. His work was on advanced firewall
technology and other projects. Christoph accepted a position with Sun Microsystems.
On the Modeling, Design, and Implementation of Firewall Technology, is now
available on the web.
Saumil Udayan Shah
- Saumil left Purdue in Spring 1998 with an MS degree.
Karyl Forest Stein
- Karyl worked in COAST on firewall testing. He graduated from Purdue in Spring 1998
with an BS degree.
- Robin graduated with his MS in 1997 and went to work for
COAST sponsor Schlumberger. While with COAST,
Robin worked on the IDIOT intrusion detection project, and the
AAFID distributed intrusion detection project.
- Frank Wang
- Frank worked with
COAST as an undergraduate volunteer in 1994 and 1995. During
that time, he maintained our archive server, and he configured our
Gopher server. Frank graduated with a B.S in
- Keith graduated with his BS
degree in 1997. While working in COAST, Keith did a little of
everything. He served as one of our system admins, evaluated security
tools in the archive, and helped start our firewall testing effort.
Keith now works for Sun Microsystems.
- Steve Weeber
- Steve was the first student
to work at COAST. He did much of the foundation work on the
software forensics project. He also helped with some of the
preliminary work on OPUS. After a few years with the Department of
Energy's CIAC group at Lawrence Livermore
National Labs, he is now working at MCI. He can be reached at
- Adam Wilson
- Adam recieved his BS in spring
1998. He has gone to work for Cisco .
Several other students have made contributions to COAST
projects, but they are not listed here.