I'm currently a computer security researcher at the University of Washington, working with Prof. Tadayoshi Kohno, and Prof. Franziska Roesner. Specifically, I work in systems security, where I measure, break, build, and evaluate emerging computer systems from a security perspective. I have received two best paper awards (at IEEE S&P and IEEE SecDev) for my work in smart home security. My work has been featured in Wired, The Verge, Ars Technica, and Science Magazine, and I have been interviewed on national radio about security issues. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2017 where I was advised by Prof. Atul Prakash.

Selected publications

Awards

  • IEEE SecDev Best Research Paper Award
    2018
  • Nominee, UW Postdoc Mentoring Award
    2018
  • IEEE S&P Distinguished Practical Paper Award
    2016
  • U.S. Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist
    2016
  • UMich PhD Fellowship
    2012

Mentoring

  • Ivan Evtimov
    Ph.D. student at University of Washington
    Mentoring on Adversarial deep learning
    Aug 2017 - present
  • Mitali Palekar
    B.S. student at University of Washington
    Mentoring on Trigger-action programming
    Aug 2017 - present
  • Zhi Qian Seah
    University of Michigan
    Bachelor Thesis Technical Advisor
    "Partitioning the Android System Services"
    2014 - 2015
  • Jeremy Workman
    Purdue University
    Bachelor Thesis Technical Advisor
    "Implementation of Mobile VoIP using Wireless Broadband"
    2009 - 2010

Teaching

Patents

  • System and Method for Extracting and Sharing Application-Related User Data
    Oriana Riva, Suman Nath, Doug Burger, Earlence Fernandes
    U.S. Patent 14/734,991

  • De-siloing Applications for Personalization and Task Completion Services
    Oriana Riva, Suman Nath, Doug Burger, Earlence Fernandes
    U.S. Patent 14/618,854

Published Book