The Organizers

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Quentin Giorgi, Faculty Lead

CSAW India-Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Saurabh.jpgSaurabh Kumar, Challenge Lead

I completed MCA from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun in 2010 further, obtained my M. Tech (Information Technology) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2012. During M. Tech I worked on Secure Routing for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks.

Presently, I am a Ph.D. student at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, wherein I am working in the domain of Android Security. Have also performed TA duties in the Computer System Security course at IIT Kanpur, where my work involved majorly preparing CTFs, Quiz and assignments in support of course curriculums. IIT Kanpur is also organizing an online course hosted at where I am again involved as TA preparing CTFs and Quiz. This course duration is from 1st June, 2017 to 31st July, 2017 and deals with security related to system software, networks, mobile platform, supply chains etc.

Before joining Ph.D, I had a brief tenure at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Govt. of India, as Assistant Programmer. Being in CBI, I dealt with the Computer Forensic, Mobile Forensic, System Analysis, Social Media Analysis, assisting IOs in investigation related to Digital Evidence and development of customized application related to Office Automation, etc.

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.


csaw18-placeholder-img.pngGad Landau, Faculty Lead, Haifa Unviversity

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngRonen Levy, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab, Haifa

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngOded Margalit, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab, Haifa 

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngIris Shimon, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab, Haifa

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngOmri Soceanu, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab, Haifa 

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngRevivit Yankovich, Industry Lead, IBM Research Lab, Haifa


csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMarouene Boubakri, Challenge Lead

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMohamed Hamdi, Faculty Lead

Dr. Mohamed Hamdi received his PhD in telecommunications from the Engineering School of Communications (Sup’Com, Tunisia) on 2005. From 2001 to 2005 he worked for the National Digital Certification Agency (NDCA, Tunisia) where he was head of the Risk Analysis Team. Dr. Hamdi was in charge to build the security strategy for the Tunisian root Certification Authority and to continuously assess the security of the NDCA’s networked infrastructure. He has also served in various national technical committees for securing e-government services. He co-authored more than 50 papers that have been published in international journals and conferences. Currently, Dr. Hamdi is serving as an assistant professor for the Engineering School of Communications at Tunis. He is also member of the Communication Networks and Security Lab (Coordinator of the Formal Aspects of Network Security Research Team), where Dr. Hamdi is conducting research activities in the areas of risk management, algebraic modeling, intrusion detection, network forensics, and wireless sensor networks.

CSAW México-University Iberoamericana

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngAna Paulina Salazar Bejar, Challenge Lead

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngFelipe Trujillo Fernández, Faculty Lead

CSAW US-Canada-NYU Tandon School of Engineering

leon_chung.pngLeon Chou, Global Challenge Co-Lead

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.

brendan-dolan-gavitt.pngBrendan Dolan-Gavitt, Faculty Lead

Brendon Dolan-Gavitt is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the IDS Lab. His interests lie in the area of systems security, in particular, developing automated techniques for ... Read more



Nick Gregory, Infrastructure & Networking

kent_ma.pngKent Ma, Global Challenge Co-Lead

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.

Quals Scoreboard

Check out the results of CTF Quals here