// Security Researcher · Reverse Engineer · PhD



Adrian received S.B. and Master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction from CMU and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University. His Ph.D. dissertation examines the interworkings of hardware and software to improve systems security.

Under the mentorship of Prof. Simha Sethumadhavan and Prof. Salvatore Stolfo, Adrian made research contributions across the two labs, CASTL and IDS, in Columbia University.

Apart from doing research, Adrian also partakes in marathons, wing chun, scuba diving and CTFs.



Adrian dabbles in all aspects of systems and software security. His research specifically examines both attack and defensive techniques at the hardware-software interfaces of commodity systems. He believes in furthering security as a full-system property with the careful examination of the interworkings of hardware and software.




11 Oct 2017 - Thoughts on Offensive Security Research
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Why research and demonstrate attacks? Professor Simha Sethumadhavan and I pen down some thoughts on the importance of attack research through examples. We will also lay out a framework for thinking about attack research.

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Department of Computer Science
Columbia University

atang [at] cs.columbia.edu

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