Research Opportunities

I am always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students who would like to engage in information security and privacy research. You can take a look at my research page or ALPS to get an idea of my past/current projects.

Note that if you are going to take research credits with me in a semester (independent study, thesis, etc.), we need to discuss and agree about your project in the preceding semester.

If you are an undergraduate student interested in research, email me to discuss your interests and to schedule a meeting. Include your CV and unofficial transcripts.

If you are a current or prospective graduate student, email me a copy of your CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE test score, and TOEFL test score (if needed). Also, include a paragraph about your motivation for security/privacy research and related prior experience.

Expected Background:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Strong algorithmic and programming skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

Preferred Background:

  • Experience with languages such as Java, Python, and R
  • Previous coursework in computer and information security
  • Previous experience with applying discrete math topics such as set theory, graph theory, and logic

Project-Specific Research Positions

Funded PhD Position Starting Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

I am looking for a highly motivated candidate for a funded PhD position in Computer Science interested in security/privacy and machine learning research.

The successful candidate will join my research team and will be engaged in a multidisciplinary, federally-funded research project. The research will focus on applications of machine learning techniques in security/privacy such as detection of anomalous communication and conversation patterns and mining of security policies.

Required Background:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Practical knowledge of machine learning techniques demonstrated by previous projects
  • Strong algorithmic and programming skills

Preferred Background:

  • Previous coursework and research experience in security and privacy
  • knowledge of network and application protocols

To apply, send me the followings:

  • CV
  • (unofficial) transcripts
  • GRE/TOEFL test scores (if applicable)
  • a brief description of related past projects