I am a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and an IGERT fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have a BS in Computer Science from UIC.
I am interested in studying security problems in complex computer systems and pursuing new methods for detecting and preventing security threats. My current research work entails creating techniques for automatically detecting vulnerabilities in web application through source code analysis.
WAPTEC: Whitebox Analysis of Web Applications for Parameter Tampering Exploit Construction. Prithvi Bisht, Timothy Hinrichs, Nazari Skrupsky, and V.N. Venkatakrishnan. In CCS'11: Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2011 Acceptance Rate = 60 / 429, 14%.
NoTamper: Automatic Blackbox Detection of Parameter Tampering Opportunities in Web Applications. Prithvi Bisht, Timothy Hinrichs, Nazari Skrupsky, Radoslaw Bobrowicz and V.N. Venkatakrishnan. In CCS'10: Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2010 Acceptance Rate = 55 / 320, 17%.