// Security Researcher · Reverse Engineer · PhD



I got my doctoral degree at Columbia University, dabbling in systems security research across two labs, CASTL and IDS.

I have had the immense fortune of being advised by by Prof. Simha Sethumadhavan and Prof. Salvatore Stolfo.

Apart from doing research, I partake in marathons, wing chun, scuba diving and CTFs.



I am broadly interested in all aspects of systems and software security. My research specifically examines both attack and defensive techniques at the hardware-software interfaces of commodity systems, because I believe that security as a full-system property can be improved by examining and leveraging the interworking 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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