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Recent PERFORM Group News

  • Varun Badrinath Krishna and Michael Rausch deposited M.S. theses and Ahmed Fawaz passed the prelim exam for his Ph.D. (Dec '16)
  • Ben Ujcich deposited an M.S. thesis (July '16)
  • The paper "A Quantitative Methodology for Security Monitor Deployment," co-authored by PERFORMers Uttam Thakore and Bill Sanders with former PERFORM member Gabe Weaver, won the DSN 2016 Best Paper Award (June '16)
  • Eric Rozier (Ph.D., 2011) has accepted a new faculty position at Iowa State University (June '16)
  • Craig Buchanan (M.S., 2014) started a new position as an Application Security Engineer at Blend Labs (Feb '16)
  • The paper "ARIMA-based modeling and validation of consumption readings in power grids," co-authored by PERFORMers Varun Badrinath Krishna and Bill Sanders with Ravi Iyer, won a Best Youth Paper award at CRITIS 2015 (Oct '15)
  • The paper "PCA-Based Method for Detecting Integrity Attacks on Advanced Metering Infrastructure," co-authored by PERFORMers Varun Badrinath Krishna, Gabe Weaver, and Bill Sanders, won the Best Paper Award at QEST 2015 (Sept '15)
  • The paper "Enterprise security metrics with the ADVISE meta model formalism," co-authored by PERFORMers Ken Keefe, Brett Feddersen, and Bill Sanders with others, won a Best Paper award at SECURWARE 2015 (Aug '15)
  • Uttam Thakore deposited an M.S. thesis (July '15)
  • Salem Derisavi (Ph.D., 2005) started a job as Staff Architect at Huawei Technologies (Apr '15)
  • Carmen Cheh and Ron Wright deposited M.S. theses (Dec '14)
  • Saman Zonouz (Ph.D., 2011) has started a new job as Assistant Professor at Rutgers University (Aug '14)
  • Eric Rozier (Ph.D., 2011) has moved to a new faculty position at the University of Cincinnati (Aug '14)
  • Varun Badrinath Krishna, David Huang, Mohammad Noureddine, Michael Rausch, and Ben Ujcich have all joined the PERFORM group as incoming graduate students (Aug '14)
  • Paul Rubel (M.S., 2000) moved to a position as Senior System Software Engineer, Akamai Technologies (July '14)
  • David Grochocki (M.S., 2013) joined Microsoft as a Software Development Engineer (June '14)
  • David Daly (Ph.D., 2005) moved to a new position as Senior Performance Engineer at MongoDB (June '14)
  • Craig Buchanan deposited his M.S. thesis (May '14) and moved on to a position at Sandia National Labs
  • Sudha Krishnamurthy (Ph.D., 2002) recently joined Sony (Mar. '14)
  • Alex Williamson (M.S., 1998) was promoted to the position of Principal Software Engineering at Red Hat (Sept. '13)
  • Atul Bohara joined the PERFORM group (Aug. '13)
  • Ramesh Chandra (M.S., 2001) has co-founded and become CTO of Compass Quality Insight, Inc. (Aug. '13)
  • Adnan Agbaria (postdoc, 2002-2005) is now Senior Research Scientist at Toga Networks (Huawie Research); he is also still a Lecturer at Haifa University (Aug. '13)
  • Sunny Pruthi (currently an undergrad PERFORM affiliate) and his teammate placed 3rd in the NIKSUN WWSMC Cybersecurity Tournament in Atlantic City, where they competed against college seniors and grad students from across the country (June '13)
  • Ahmed Fawaz is doing a summer internship at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (May '13)
  • Sobir Bazarbayev deposited his M.S. thesis (Apr. '13) and moved on to a position at Amazon (May '13)
  • David Grochocki completed his M.S. and accepted a position at Sandia (Apr. '13)
  • Ahmed Fawaz deposited a master's thesis (Apr. '13)
  • Salem Derisavi (Ph.D., 2005) became a Member of Technical Staff at Altera (Mar. '13)
  • Ron Wright has joined the PERFORM group (Feb. '13)
  • Gabe Weaver has joined the PERFORM group as a postdoc (Jan. '13)
  • Aad van Moorsel (postdoc, 1994-1996) became the Head of the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University ('12)
  • Sankalp Singh (Ph.D., 2012) accepted a position at Google (Nov. '12)
  • Doug Eskins successfully defended his Ph.D. and accepted a position at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Nov. '12)
  • Prashant Pandey (M.S., 2001) became an Engineering Manager at Amazon Web Services (Oct. '12)
  • Kaustubh Joshi (Ph.D., 2007) was promoted to Principal Member of Technical Staff (Research) at AT&T Labs, Inc. (Oct. '12)
  • Shravan Gaonkar (Ph.D., 2008) left Atlantis Computing to accept a position at Storvisor, Inc. (Sept. '12)
  • Craig Buchanan, Carmen Cheh, and Uttam Thakore have joined PERFORM (Aug. '12)
  • Eric Rozier (Ph.D., 2011) moved on to a faculty position at the University of Miami (June '12)
  • Michael Ford deposited his M.S. thesis (Apr. '12) and moved on to a position at Apple (May '12)
  • Sankalp Singh completed his Ph.D. dissertation (Apr. '12)
  • John Sowder (M.S., 1998) became Head of Engineering, Enterprise Femto Access Point, at Nokia Siemens Networks (Mar. '12)
  • Doug Eskins passed the prelim exam for his Ph.D. (Jan. '12)
  • David Grochocki is set to work at Sandia National Labs over Summer 2012 (Jan. '12)
  • Hari Ramasamy (Ph.D., 2005) accepted an adjunct faculty position at Columbia University. He remains a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. (Jan. '12)
  • Elizabeth LeMay completed her Ph.D. dissertation and accepted a position as a visiting lecturer in the ECE department at the University of Illinois (Dec. '11)
  • Shuyi Chen deposited his Ph.D. thesis and has moved on to a software engineer position at Google (Nov. '11)
  • Adnan Agbaria (postdoc '02-'05) accepted a Senior Engineer position at SAP. He remains a lecturer at Haifa University (Nov. '11)
  • Eric Rozier successfully defended his Ph.D. (Nov. '11)
  • Eric Rozier, Bill Sanders, and IBM colleagues shared a Best Paper Award for "Modeling the Fault Tolerance Consequences of Deduplication" at the 30th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (Oct. '11)
  • Saman Zonouz completed his Ph.D. and moved on to an Assistant Professor position in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of Miami (Sept. '11)
  • Patrick Webster (M.S., 2002) became a Quality Engineer at Skype (July '11)
  • John Sowder (M.S., 1998) left Motorola to become the Head of Software Development, Device Business Segment, at Nokia Siemens Networks (May '11)
  • Shravan Gaonkar (Ph.D., 2008) left NetApp to accept a position at Atlantis Computing (May '11)
  • Ryan Lefever deposited his Ph.D. and accepted a software engineer position at Google (Apr. '11)