• [12/03/2020] I am serving as a Program Committee member of USENIX Security 2021 and a review board member of Black Hat Asia 2021. Please submit your great research work to those conferences!
  • [11/24/2020] Students in my research group hacked Dominion Imagecast Precinct in DEF CON Voting Village in 2019. There were many vulnerabilities, however, all demonstrated hacking requires physical access to the machine, and thereby, it’s hard to scale. So I do not believe that the election could be rigged by the vulnerabilities that our students reported.
  • [09/22/2020] I received the Austin-Paul Engieering Faculty Award, which was established to recognize faculty who develop student relationships in which they lead, encourage, and stimulate students in the pursuit of creative and innovative engineering ideas. I send many thanks to OSUSEC and our students, and CoE and EECS!
  • [08/17/2020] FirmAE is accepted and to appear at ACSAC’20!
  • [08/09/2020] Samurai (with OSUSEC) took the 6th place in DEF CON 29 CTF!

Recent Publications

More Publications

. FirmAE: Towards Large-Scale Emulation of IoT Firmware for Dynamic Analysis (to appear). ACSAC, 2020.

. CrFuzz: Fuzzing Multi-purpose Programs through Input Validation. ESEC/FSE, 2020.

. MARDU : Efficient and Scalable Code Re-randomization. SYSTOR, 2020.

. MOSE: Practical Multi-User Oblivious Storage via Secure Enclaves. CODASPY, 2020.

. HFL: Hybrid Fuzzing on the Linux Kernel. ISOC NDSS, 2020.


I have been teaching the following courses at Oregon State University (median course evaluation score attached, max 6.0):

To review how I teach at OSU, you can visit my Ratemyprofessor Profile.


I am fortunate to advise the following great researchers and students at Oregon State University:

  • Ping-Jui Liao (PhD, Fall 2018 – present)
  • Jinhong Choi (PhD, Spring 2019 – present)
  • Hadi Rahal-Arabi (MS, Winter 2019 – present)
  • Cody Holliday (MS, Fall 2018 – present)
  • Phillip Mestas III (MS, Spring 2019 – present)
  • Andrew Quach (MS, Summer 2019 – present)
  • Zander Nead-Work (BS, RELU, Summer 2019 – present)
  • Khuong Luu (BS, Honors College, Spring 2019 – present)
  • Lyell Read (BS, Honors College, Summer 2019 – present)

Alumni of my research group are:

  • Jangha Kim (Researcher at NSRI, Apr 2019 – Mar 2020)
  • Travis Whitehead (Faculty Research Assistant, Sep 2019 – Jul 2020)


October 2017 – Present
Corvallis, Oregon

Assistant Professor

Oregon State University

Teaches hacking (attacks), cybersecurity (defenses), opearting systems (foundations), and many more day-to-day living skills for cyber ninjas.
January 2013 – December 2014
Atlanta, GA

Chief Engineer

Security Axioms

Worked at a research spin-off company during my Ph.D. study.
August 2010 – August 2017
Atlanta, GA

Graduate Research Assistant

Georgia Institute of Technology


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