Suman Jana


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I am on the academic job market this year (CV, research statement, teaching statement). Please feel free to contact me if your department is hiring.

    Publication summary
    9 in top-tier computer security conferences (Oakland, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS)
    1 in top-tier systems conference (OSDI)
    2 in top-tier networking conferences (MobiCom)
    1 in other conference (LCN)
    2 workshop papers
    3 journal papers

    18 total publications, 631 citations listed on Google Scholar.



I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Dan Boneh at Stanford University. I received my PhD degree from the computer science department at the University of Texas at Austin in August 2014. I was advised by Vitaly Shmatikov . 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).



Papers

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

  • 2014 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • 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: WWW 2015 (Security and Privacy Track), SPSM 2014, WPES 2014, ICNP PhD Forum 2014, ICNP PhD Forum 2013.

Invited talks:
  • "SSL/TLS Certificate Validation: Problems and Solutions." Yahoo Research. November 2014.
  • "SSL/TLS Certificate Validation: Problems and Solutions." UC Davis. July 2014.
  • "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) cs.utexas.edu or suman (AT) cs.stanford.edu
Office: CS Building, Gates 495, Stanford


Links

Google Scholar profile, GitHub profile, OSVDB profile, LinkedIn profile, DBLP profile, conference calendar