• [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!
  • [04/19/2020] MARDU is accepted and to appear at ACM SYSTOR’20!
  • [03/16/2020] MOSE is now published via ACM DL!
  • [03/15/2020] OSUSEC took the 2nd place in b01lers CTF!
  • [03/08/2020] OSUSEC took the 5th place in UTCTF!
  • [02/24/2020] HFL is presented at NDSS 20!
  • [02/14/2020] My hacking journey with OSUSEC folks is covered by Portland Business Journal!

Recent Publications

More Publications

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

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

. BlueMaster: Bypassing and Fixing Bluetooth-based Proximity Authentication. BlackHat Europe, 2019.

PDF Slides

. Fuzzing and Exploiting Virtual Channels in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol for Fun and Profit. BlackHat Europe, 2019.


. Making Code Re-randomization Practical with MARDU. arXiv, 2019.


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, AMP, Spring 2019 – present)
  • Andrew Quach (MS, AMP, 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)

  • Jangha Kim (Researcher at NSRI, Apr 2019 – present)

  • Travis Whitehead (Faculty Research Assistant, Sep 2019 – present)


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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