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Vinod Ganapathy: Students Supervised

I have supervised the research of a number of talented students and am grateful to them for choosing to work with me. Here is a link to my academic lineage.

Ph.D. Thesis Supervision

Student     Degree completion     Ph.D. Dissertation     First employer after Ph.D.
Saman Zarandioon     May 2012     Improving the Security and Usability of Cloud Services with User-Centric Security Models (Thesis, Slides). Co-supervised with Prof. Danfeng Yao. DOI:10.7282/T3PC31B4     Amazon.com Inc., Seattle, WA.
Mohan Dhawan     May 2013     Rethinking Web Platform Extensibility (Thesis, Slides). DOI:10.7282/T38P5Z39     IBM Research--India, New Delhi.
Liu Yang     May 2013     New Pattern Matching Algorithms for Network Security Applications (Thesis, Slides). DOI:10.7282/T3513WS6     HP ArcSight, Sunnyvale, CA. (Currently with Baidu, Shenzhen, China).
Shakeel Butt     January 2015     Self-service Cloud Computing (Thesis, Slides). DOI:10.7282/T3930VWX     NVidia Inc., Santa Clara, CA. (Currently with Google, Mountain View, CA).
Amruta Gokhale     October 2015     Similarity Detection Techniques for Mobile Platform Artifacts (Thesis, Slides). DOI:10.7282/T3J38VJN     Teradata Hadapt, Cambridge, MA.
Rezwana Karim     October 2015     Techniques and Tools for Secure Web Browser Extension Development (Thesis, Slides). DOI:10.7282/T3000433     Samsung Research America, Mountain View, CA.

MS Thesis Supervision

Student     Degree completion     MS Thesis     First employer after MS
Jeffrey Bickford     January 2012     Rootkits on Smart Phones: Attacks, Implications and Energy-Aware Defense Techniques (Thesis). Co-supervised with Prof. Liviu Iftode. DOI:10.7282/T3RJ4HHW     AT&T Security Research Center, New York, NY (Currently with Level-3 Communications, Broomfield, CO).
Yogesh Padmanaban     January 2013     Learning API Mappings for Programming Platforms (Thesis). DOI:10.7282/T3GX498K     Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA.

Post-doctoral Research Supervision

Postdoc     Duration     Ph.D. Background/Postdoc Research     First employer after postdoc
Arati Baliga     May-September 2009     Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University (January 2009). Post doctoral research on operating system integrity co-supervised with Prof. Liviu Iftode.     AT&T Security Research Center, New York, NY. (Currently with Persistent Systems, India).

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