I am a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at The Ohio State University (OSU). I am also a faculty member at Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), Center for Automotive Research (CAR), and the recently launched Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust (ICDT).
My chief research interests are program (e.g., binary code, byte code, script code, or source code; firmware, hypervisor, kernel, or application) analysis and also trusted computing (e.g., trusted execution environment such as SGX/SEV/TrustZone), and their applications to vulnerability discovery, malware analysis, and code/execution hardening. Sometimes, I also use program analysis as a tool for other studies such as measurement in order to gain insights and understanding on the security problems of interest.
I am a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and AFOSR YIP Award. In addition to AFOSR and NSF, my research has also been supported in part by other federal angencies such as ARO, DARPA, NHTSA, NSA, and ONR, and industry such as Amazon, Raytheon, and VMware.