Byoungyoung Lee

 Byoungyoung  Lee


Assistant Professor 



Ph.D. in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology 

Prior Appointments

Ph.D. student at Georgia Institute of Technology 

Research Areas

System security, Software security 

Key Areas

Vulnerability finding/analysis/elimination, Secure operating system, Trusted computing platforms 

Notable Experience

DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) finalist (2016)
- Three times DEFCON CTF finalists (2006, 2009, 2011) 

Notable Awards

Internet Defense Prize by Facebook and USENIX (2015)
- CSAW Best Applied Research Paper Award - Third place (2015)
- Vulnerability Bounty Awards by Mozilla (2013, 2014)
- Vulnerability Bounty Awards by Google (2013) 

Notable Affiliations



- B. Lee, C. Song, T. Kim, W. Lee, "Type Casting Verification: Stopping an Emerging Attack Vector", USENIX Security Symposium (Security) 2015
- C. Min, S. Kashyap, B. Lee, C. Song, T. Kim, "Cross-checking Semantic Correctness: The Case of Finding File System Bugs", ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) 2015
- B. Lee, L. Lu, T. Wang, T. Kim, W. Lee, "From Zygote to Morula: Fortifying weakened ASLR on Android", IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2014 


Byoungyoung Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. His research is in the general area of computer security and privacy. In particular, his focus is in systems security, designing and implementing secure systems through analyzing and eliminating vulnerabilities.

His research identified and helped to fix more than 100 security vulnerabilities in the major software including the Linux Kernel, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. He received the Internet Defense Prize by Facebook and USENIX and the best applied security research paper (the 3rd place) by CSAW. 

Coming Up!

Our annual security symposium will be in October 2021.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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