in alphabetical order by last name

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMomopranto Amin, Global Challenge Co-lead, Red Team Competition

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMarcus Barbu, Global Challenge Lead, Red Team Competition

Basu.pngKanad Basu, Faculty Lead, Applied Research and Hack-AMS

Kanad Basu received his PhD from the department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida. His thesis was focused on improving signal observability for post-silicon validation. Post-Phd, Kanad worked in various semiconductor companies like IBM and Synopsys. At IBM, he was responsible for the design on IBM Power and Z Processors. At Synopsys, Kanad helped in development of DFTMAX Ultra, the state of the art low pin hardware test solution. During his PhD days, Kanad did internships at Intel. Currently, Kanad is an Assistant Research Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of NYU. He has authored 2 US patents, 1 book chapter and several peer reviewed journal and conference articles. Kanad was awarded the "Best Paper Award" at the International Conference on VLSI Design 2011.


Fei Chen, Challenge Lead, Hack3D

Fei Chen is currently a 3rd year of Ph.D. student working under Dr. Nikhil Gupta’s supervision in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at NYU. She graduated with summa cum laude and received B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from New York University and Beijing Jiaotong University in 2015 (dual degree program). Her research focuses on cybersecurity in additive manufacturing (3D printing), where she has developed design based security strategies and product authentication methods.

leon_chung.pngLeon Chou, Global Challenge Lead, Capture the Flag

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.


Durmus.pngEmre Durmus, Challenge Lead, Applied Research

Emre Durmus is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from Koc University and Master of Art degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn College. His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, and network security.


brendan-dolan-gavitt.pngBrendan Dolan-Gavitt, Faculty Lead, Capture the Flag

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


csaw18-placeholder-img.pngNick Gregory, Infrastructure & Networking, Capture the Flag


Nikhil Gupta, Faculty Lead, Hack3D

Nikhil Gupta joined the NYU-School of Engineering faculty in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2010.

His research focuses on processing and structure property correlation for particulate composites and sandwich structures; modeling and development of multifunctional micro-and nano-composite materials; sensing damage and structural health-monitoring techniques including embedded sensors ultrasonic imaging; and biomaterials and bio-inspired materials.

Read more about Prof. Gupta here

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngRamesh KarriConference Lead

anastasis_keliris.pngTasos Keliris, Global Challenge Lead, Embedded Security Challenge

Tasos is a PhD candidate at the Tandon School of Engineering of New York University. He is working on embedded systems security, focusing on industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, or as he puts it "things that matter."


korus.pngPawel Korus, Faculty Lead, Applied Research

Paweł is currently a visiting research professor at NYU's Center for Cyber Security. He holds a PhD degree in Telecommunications from AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland. His research interests include various aspects of multimedia security with particular focus on content authentication. He is a recipient of a scholarship for outstanding young scientists from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. 


kent_ma.pngKent Ma, Global Challenge Lead, Capture the Flag

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.


michail-maniatakos.pngMichail Maniatakos, Global Faculty Lead, Embedded Security Challenge

Mihalis Maniatakos is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi. He does NOT enjoy long walks on the beach, due to the poor distance-covered to time ratio. His favorite means of transportation is teleportation.


nasir-memon.pngNasir Memon, Faculty Lead, Red Team

Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the founder and director of the Offensive Security, Incident Response and Internet Security laboratory ...  read more


Sule-2.pngSule Ozev, Hack-AMS

Sule Ozev received her Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego's Computer Science and Engineering Department in 2002. That same year, she joined Duke University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as an assistant professor. She worked on testing mixed-signal and radiofrequency circuits, built-in-self test techniques, analysis and mitigation of process variations, defect-tolerant microprocessor systems, and on-line, and off-line testing of microfluidic devices. In August 2008, she joined Arizona State University's Electrical Engineering Department as an associate professor, continuing on the same line of research. She received NSF CAREER award in 2006, and various other awards from NSF, SRC, NASA, and IBM. She also received the best dissertation award from UCSD in 2002, the best paper award from IEEE International Conference on Computer Design in 2005, the TTTC Naveena Nagi Award at VTS in 2002, and the Best Session Award at VTS in 2006. She has published over 70 conference and journal papers and holds one US patent.

Shreyas.pngShreyas Sen, Hack-AMS

Dr. Sen received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA, in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. He has over 5 years of industry research experience at Intel Labs, Qualcomm and Rambus. His research interests include mixed-signal circuits/systems for Internet of Things (IoT), Biomedical and Security. He has authored/co-authored 2 book chapters, over 100 conference and journal papers and has 13 patents granted/pending.

In 2018, Dr. Sen was chosen by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 10 Indian Inventors Worldwide under 35 (MIT TR35 India Award), for the invention of using the Human Body as a Wire, which has the potential to transform healthcare, neuroscience and human-computer interaction. Dr. Sen is a recipient of the AFOSR Young Investigator Award 2017, NSF CISE CRII Award 2017, Google Faculty Research Award 2017, Intel Labs Divisional Recognition Award 2014 for industry-wide impact on USB-C type, Intel PhD Fellowship 2010, IEEE Microwave Fellowship 2008, GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Research Award 2007, Best Paper Awards at HOST 2017 and 2018, ICCAD Best-in-Track Award 2014, VTS Honorable Mention Award 2014, RWS Best Paper Award 2008, Intel Labs Quality Award 2012, SRC Inventor Recognition Award 2008 and Young Engineering Fellowship 2005. He serves/has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Design & Test, Executive Committee member of IEEE Central Indiana Section, ETS and Technical Program Committee member of DAC, CICC, DATE, ISLPED, ICCAD, ITC, VLSI Design, IMSTW and VDAT. Dr. Sen is a Senior Member of IEEE.

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngMohammad Shayan, Challenge Lead, Applied Research Competition

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngAshish Singh, Challenge Lead, Hack3D

Ashish Kumar Singh is a 2nd year Ph.D. student working under Dr. Nikhil Gupta's supervision in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NYU. Ashish received an M.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from New York University in 2016 and B.Tech. degree from IIT BHU, Varanasi, India in 2010. His research area is characterization and additive manufacturing of composite materials. He is studying the thermo-mechano-rheological characteristics of polymer based composites for 3D printing applications.


Michael Vu, Challenge Lead, Security Quiz

Michael Vu is a current fourth year student at NYU majoring in Computer Science at Courant with a minor in Cybersecurity from Tandon. He spent the summer of 2017 working with New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications' Cybersecurity Division within their Security Operations Center, where he worked on researching and implementing a machine learning aided Intrusion Detection Service in addition to serving as a technical advisor for the National High School Model United Nations. Currently he is researching additive manufacturing forensics as a research assistant for Professor Ramesh Karri.

csaw18-placeholder-img.pngOskar Wirga, Challenge Lead, Security Quiz

helen.pngHelen You, Challenge Lead, Policy

Helen You is a senior at New York University’s College of Arts and Science pursuing a honors bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a regional focus in Europe and a Masters in IR from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, concentrating in International Law and Political Economy. She currently serves as Co-Director of the Policy Case Competition Committee, whom she has worked with since her sophomore year. Her interests in national security and humanitarian rights was fostered during her freshman year abroad in Florence, Italy where she witnessed the colossal impact of the rapidly unfolding refugee crisis in 2015. This led to her co-organization of the first NYU Conference on Race, Racism and Xenophobia: In the Global Context which was held in Florence, New York City, and the European Parliament in Brussels to facilitate a transnational dialogue on these issues amidst the current international political climate. Her studies has allowed her to understand the interrelated causal roots of humanitarian crises and national security, and she hopes to one day shape foreign policy to address these concerns. Helen was born in South Korea and grew up in New York with two siblings, two dogs, and plays soccer and swims in her spare time.

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