The Organizers

CSAW US-CanadaCSAW Europe | CSAW India | CSAW Israel | CSAW MENA | CSAW Mexico

Global CTF Leads

CSAW US-Canada

leon_chung.pngLeon Chou, Global Challenge Co-Lead

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, OSIRIS Lab

Leon is a devoted student of computer science, working towards a BS in Computer Science at NYU Tandon. He loves to code and appreciates how technology makes everyday life better. CSAW is monumental to him and he is honored to be a co-lead alongside Kent Ma. Leon's handles are bleepbloopsify and pa_ssion, and he really likes to meme.

kent_ma.pngKent Ma, Global Challenge Co-Lead

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, OSIRIS Lab

Kent Ma was a co-lead for the 2017 CSAW High School Forensics (HSF) competition and is currently a third-year undergraduate student studying Computer Science at New York University. He was formerly the winner of the 2014 HSF Challenge as a member of the team PHS 1437. He spent this past summer working as an engineering intern at Capsule8.

Kyle_Martin.pngKyle Martin, Global Infrastructure Lead

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, OSIRIS Lab


Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, Faculty Lead

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU Center for Cybersecurity

Brendan Dolan-Gavitt is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech (2014) and a BA in Math and Computer Science from Wesleyan University (2006)...Read more


CSAW Europe at Grenoble INP - Esisar


Quentin Giorgi, Faculty Lead

CSAW India at IITK

HHari_Om_Headshot.pngari Om, Student Lea

Hariom is currently a student pursuing M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology. He completed B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Haldia Institute of Technology in 2018.

He has taught Network and Internet Security during Summer School 2019 held by IIT Kanpur. He is currently working as teaching assistant for Computer Systems Security course offered by IIT Kanpur which involves preparing quizzes, assignments, CTFs, autograders, clarifying doubts of students and creating and maintaining course website. His area of interests are malware analysis, computer networks and network security. He is working in the field of Adversarial Malware Generation for his M.Tech thesis under the supervision of Dr. Sandeep Kumar Shukla.

sandeep.pngSandeep Shukla, Faculty Lead

Prof. Sandeep Kumar Shukla is currently Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor and Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, and associate editor for ACM transactions on Cyber Physical Systems.

Professor Sandeep K. Shukla is an IEEE fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and served as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor during 2008-2012, and as an ACM Distinguished Speaker during 2007-2014. In the past, he has been associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Design & Test, IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, and many other journals.

He was a faculty at the Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia between 2002 and 2015. In 2014, he was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)[1] for contributions to applied probablistic model checking for system design. He has authored several books on systems

Professor Sandeep K. Shukla also has been a visiting faculty at INRIA, France and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

CSAW ISRAEL at University of Haifa & IBM ResearCh Haifa


Ronen Levy, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab Haifa

CTF_Icon.pngOmri Soceanu, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab, Haifa 


CSAW MENA at NYU Abu Dhabi

Prasant Adhikari, Regional Lead, Center for Cyber Security - AD

I graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering from NYUAD and am currently a Research Assistant at Center for Cyber Security Abu Dhabi. My research is on lightweight cryptographic primitives. CTFs are my weekend entertainment and reliable source of learning. 

CSAW México at University IberoamericanA

Felipe_Trujillo_Fernandez_Headshot.pngFelipe Trujillo Fernández, Faculty Lead, Capture the Flag & Red Team Competition  

Felipe Antonio Trujillo Fernández, is an Electronics Engineer from the Iztapalapa Metropolitan Autonomous Metropolitan University, Master in Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Diploma in Higher Education from the Simón Bolívar University, Diploma in Six Sigma Methodology from the  Universidad Iberoamericana.

He has twenty-five years of experience as a university professor at the undergraduate and master's level, he was a graduate coordinator in Quality Engineering for eight years, currently coordinates the Diplomas in Technology in the Directorate of Continuing Education at the Universidad Iberoamericana; he is a board member and secretary of the Technical Council of the graduate in Quality Engineering, he is a member of ASQ, he belongs to the Impartiality Committee for the Systems & Services Certification sector of SGS of Mexico, also to the Academic Committee for the Validation of Reagents of the Intermediate Exam Basic Sciences of Engineering (EXIL-CBI), of the National Center of Evaluation for Higher Education, AC CENEVAL, coordinated the last update of the curriculum of the Master's Degree in Quality Engineering, it is also substitute of the Committee of Vigilance and Impartiality for the Organization Certification Body of the Company TUV Rheinland de México, SA de CV.

He has four technical reviews published by different publishers, one for Java Language, two for Digital Electronics and one for Computer Networks.

He has directed several theses in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, has been a synod of undergraduate exams, has also attended congresses, conferences and courses. 


Santiago Torres Arias, Global Liaison for CSAW Mexico

Santiago is a fourth-year Ph.D. Student at NYU’s Center for Cyber Security (CCS) under the guidance of Prof. Justin Cappos. His interests include binary analysis, cryptography, operating systems, and security-oriented software engineering. His current research focuses on securing the software development lifecycle, password storage mechanisms, and update systems. Santiago is a member of the Arch Linux security team and has contributed patches to F/OSS projects on various degrees of scale, including Git, the Linux Kernel, NeoMutt, and the Briar project. Santiago is also a developer for The Update Framework (TUF) and the lead of the in-toto project.


2018 Finals Scoreboard

Check out the results of CTF Finals here