I am a Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and the director of Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust (ICDT) at The Ohio State University (OSU).
I am also the founding director of Computer Security Laboratory (SecLab), a faculty member in Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), and NSF AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-Edge).
In addition, I am the founding faculty advisor of Women in Cyber Security (WiCys) chapter at OSU, and I am also one of the faculty advisors of OSU Cybersecurity Club (OSUCyber).
I am broadly interested in most of the cybersecurity problems (e.g., vulnerability discovery, authentication, authorization, introspection, deception, applied cryptography, and side channel analysis), with a key focus on advancing or using program analysis to solve the security problems.
Sometimes, I also use program (binary or source code) analysis as a tool for measurement studies in order to gain insights and understanding on the security problems of interest.
My research has been supported in part by federal agencies such as AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, NHTSA, NSA, NSF, and ONR, and industry such as Amazon, Cisco, Raytheon, and VMware.
I am an ACM Distinguished Member, a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and AFOSR YIP Award. I also received the Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education from College of Engineering, and the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at OSU.