Suman Jana

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Update: I have moved to Stanford University and am now working with Dan Boneh.

I am currently a PhD student working with Vitaly Shmatikov in the computer science department at the University of Texas at Austin. Most of my research deals with computer security and privacy. I have also collaborated with Emmett Witchel and Sarfraz Khurshid. I have done internships at Google (2013), Microsoft Research Redmond (2012), and Bell Laboratories (2009).

My research has been generously supported by a MCD Fellowship (2009-2012) and a Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Security (2012-2014).

Before coming to Austin in the fall of 2009, I got a master's degree from the University of Utah working with Sneha Kasera and Neal Patwari.


A complete list of my papers can be found at Google scholar. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or feedback.

Security advisories & open source outreach

Our research has resulted in reporting and fixing of more than 200 high-impact security vulnerabilities across a wide range of software. More details about these vulnerabilities can be found at my OSVDB profile.

Recent awards & honors

  • IEEE S&P 2014 Best Practical Paper Award
  • Runner-up for the 2013 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • IEEE S&P 2012 Best Student Paper Award
  • 2012 NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award
  • Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Security (2012-2014)
  • MCD Fellowship (2009-2012)

Professional activities

Program committees: SPSM 2014, WPES 2014, ICNP PhD Forum 2014, ICNP PhD Forum 2013.

Invited talks:
  • "SSL/TLS Certificate Validation: Problems and Solutions." SRI International. June 2014.
  • "Using Frankencerts for Automated Adversarial Testing of Certificate Validation in SSL/TLS Implementations." Google, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley. May 2014.
  • "Password Managers: Risks, Pitfalls, and Improvements." Stanford Security Workshop, Berkeley-Stanford Security Meetup. April 2014.
  • "Enabling Fine-Grained Permissions for Augmented Reality Applications With Recognizers." Stanford Security Lunch. January 2014.

Contact information

Email: suman (AT) or suman (AT)
Office: CS Building, Gates 495, Stanford


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