• [03/11/2022] The article titled “Tightly Seal Your Sensitive Pointers with PACTIGHT” has been accpted to USENIX Security 2022.

Recent Publications

More Publications

. Enabling the Large-Scale Emulation of Internet of Things Firmware With Heuristic Workarounds. IEEE S&P, 2021.

. Securely Sharing Randomized Code that Flies. DTRAP, 2021.

. VIP: Safeguard Value Invariant Property for Thwarting Critical Memory Corruption Attacks (to appear). ACM CCS, 2021.

. 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.


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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