I am actively looking for talented and motivated students to join my research group. Full RA-ship is available. If you are a student at Purdue and you are interested in my research, feel free to reach me at any time. If you are not a student at Purdue, please apply to the program first and mention my name as your intended advisor. Only then please email me with your research interests and CV.

I also provide internship opportunities for doing research with me. You will spend a summer (3 months) at Purdue working with me on some cool projects, and you will be fully funded. Note that internships apply to both domestic and international students. If you are interested in this, please email me with your research interests and CV.

I also have a postdoc position available for embedded firmware analysis, rewriting, patching, and recompilation. Knowledge of embedded systems, binary analysis, and compilers would be a plus. If you are interested in this, please email me with your research interests and CV.

Note: Due to high volume of my emails, I simply could not respond to every email sent to me. But I do check every email sent to me carefully (and hopefully timely). If I find your CV or background interesting, I will reach out to you. Thanks.

Note: My student Kyungtae Kim is in the job market this year (2023)! If you are looking for systems security researcher with expertise in fuzzing, program analysis, and formal verification, please check out him. Thanks.

Ph.D. Students:

Arslan Khan (CS, Fall 2019 -, co-advised with Prof. Dongyan Xu)
Muqi Zou (CS, Fall 2020 -)
Jiwon Kim (CS, Fall 2020 -)
Xiaolong Wu (ECE, Fall 2020 -)
Zheng Zhong (CS, Spring 2021 -)
Sungwoo Kim (CS, Fall 2021 -, co-advised with Prof. Dongyan Xu)
Gisu Yeo (CS, Fall 2022 -)
Han Gao (CS, Spring 2023 -)
Junpeng Wan (CS, Summer 2023 -)

Master Students:



Joseph Hsu (CS, Spring 2023)



Ph.D. Alumni:

Kyungtae Kim (Ph.D., CS, Fall 2019 – Fall 2022, co-advised with Prof. Byoungyoung Lee, Postdoc, Purdue)
Hui Peng (Ph.D., CS, Fall 2020 – Spring 2021, co-advised with Prof. Mathias Payer, Security Researcher, Google)
Taegyu Kim (Ph.D., ECE, Fall 2019 – Spring 2021, co-advised with Prof. Dongyan Xu, Assistant Professor (Spring 2022), College of Information Science and Technology (IST), Penn State University)


Dikaimin Simon (Ph.D. student, CS, Spring 2021 – Fall 2022)
Ertza Warraich (Ph.D. student, CS, Spring 2020 – Summer 2021)
Benjamin Nwachukwu (Master student, CS, Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)
Arushi Arora (Master student, CS, Summer 2020)
Steven Dellamore (Undergrad, CS, Fall 2019)
Mark Mikhail (Master student, CS, Fall 2020 – Spring 2021)
Seunghyun Yeo (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022)
Sai Raj Karra (Undergrad, CS, Spring 2022)
Jenny Mendez (Undergrad, UC Berkeley, SROP’22)
Jazlyn Ilmani (Undergrad, UMBC, SROP’22)
Jack Xiang (Undergrad, CS, Spring 2023)