Global Organizers

CSAW US-CANada at NYU Tandon School of Eng.


Patrick Cronin, Global Challenge Co-lead

Patrick is a third year PhD candidate at the University of Delaware. His research interests include enhancing software security at the hardware level, side- and covert-channel attacks and defenses, and Internet of Things (IoT) security. He has competed in ESC four times, taking second and first place the last two years.


Charles (Chaz) Gouert, Global Challenge Co-lead

Chaz is a first year PhD student in the Trustworthy Computing group at the University of Delaware. His research interests include private computation, cloud security, and applied cryptography. He competed in ESC in 2018 and won first place in the US-Canada region. 


Nektarios Tsoutsos, Global Faculty Lead

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. My research interests are in cybersecurity and applied cryptography, with a special focus in hardware security, trustworthy computing, and privacy outsourcing...Read more

REGIONAL Organizers

CSAW EUROPE at Grenoble INP - Esisar


Vincent Beroulle, Faculty Lead

Vincent Beroulle received an engineer degree from the National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble (INPG) in 1996, and a master degree and a Ph.D degree in Microelectronics from the University of Montpellier 2, respectively in 1999 and 2002. He is currently Professor at the Grenoble Institute of Technology. In the LCIS laboratory, he is currently head of the CTSYS team which work on the safety and the security of embedded systems. He is head of the MISTRE Valence international master program on embedded system security. His main interests concern security and verification of complex analog and digital integrated systems. In particular, his works deal with fault modeling and fault injection with a specific focus on RFID technology.

Thanos_P_headshot.pngAthanasios Papadimitriou, Competition Coordinator 

Athanasios Papadimitriou is a graduate of the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens. He holds a PhD degree on the field of Hardware Security working at the LCIS and TIMA Laboratories of Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) and the Univ. Grenoble Alpes and received his PhD on 2016. He has experience as a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the field of Hardware Security at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission - CEA Leti (2016 - 2017) and at the LCIS Laboratory of Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) (2017 - 2018). Since 2018 he is a Research Engineer on the field of Hardware Security at Grenoble Institute of Technology - ESISAR. Currently he is also the Competition Coordinator of the Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) for the European region.

CSAW India-Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Rohit.jpgRohit Negi, Challenge Lead

An adaptable, organized and responsible graduate with 4+ years of experience specializing in industrial automation and operational technologies. My past experience, current work and interest are in the field of cyber security and cyber defense of protection and control system used in critical infrastructure. Core work is to finding security vulnerabilities in automated critical infrastructures, finding ways to circumvent the threats that will be associated with such vulnerabilities and its mitigation techniques.

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 MENA at NYU Abu Dhabi


ESC_Icon.pngHeba Ibrahim, Challenge Co-lead


Esha Sarkar, Challenge Co-lead

Esha is a third year PhD candidate at NYU Tandon. Esha received her Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering Degree from National Institute of Technology, India, in 2012. Prior to joining NYU in 2016, she was Research and Development Engineer at Schneider Electric India, Bangalore. Her current research interests are in hardware security, security analysis of privacy-preserving computation, security of machine learning algorithms, machine learning for vulnerability discovery.

2019 Competition Details

Competition details for the 2019 Embedded Security Challenge.