Prateek Saxena

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Hey! I hang around in the Computer Science Department at National University of Singapore. I work on computer security, and its intersection with formal methods and programming languages. My present research is on machine learning security, cryptocurrencies, trusted computing, and binary analysis. I got my PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and visited Microsoft Research Redmond during the summer of 2015.

I am fortunate to work with several bright PhD and postdoctoral scholars:

Present - Shiqi Shen (PhD), Teodora Baluta (PhD), Aashish Kolluri (PhD), Ivica Nikolic (Postdoc), and Pinghai Yuan (Postdoc).

Alumni - Loi Luu (Kyber), Shweta Shinde (UC Berkeley), Shruti Tople (Microsoft Research), Yaoqi Jia (Zilliqa Research), Jason Teutsch (TrueBit), Virgil Griffith (Ethereum), Hoon Wei Lim (SingTel-NUS Research Lab), Amrit Kumar (Zilliqa Research) and Enrico Budianto.

Our group members (present and alumni) are actively exploring spinoffs, originating from their research. See Zilliqa, Anqlave, KyberNetwork, Dexecure , TrueBit and SmartPool (non-profit) as examples. I have co-founded Anquan to help the transition of our academic research to these spin-offs. For our released software projects, please see the software release (or publications) webpage.

Thanks to Google, Intel, Symantec, sponsors of the Crystal Center, MoE-Singapore, DSO Labs, NRF-Singapore, for their generous and continued support to our research!


Associate Professor
Computer Science Division
School of Computing
National University of Singapore

Email: prateeks at comp dot nus dot edu dot sg

Thanks for join us for the deep learning security workshop, the research forum, and blockchain and security workshops in the past. More events like this are coming up this year.

New!  I am looking for highly independent PhD students, interns and postdocs in our group. Our focus is presently on deep learning security, probabilistic reasoning, and binary analysis (pleass see our publications). Please send me an email with your CV if you are interested. A strong background in math / statistics, PL / verification, security, or large systems-building is necessary for our research. We welcome candidates who will commit 6+ months on focussed research at the outset, and generally unable to respond to requests otherwise. Interested NUS undergrads: Please set aside a year of rigorous work if you wish to do your UROP or final-year thesis projects with me.


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