WISE Workshop Highlights SoC Women in Security

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Spencer Radford
Spencer Radford

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Pictured (left to right): Tristen Mullins, Blair Doyle, Ramya Manikyam

Three School of Computing students recently presented research at the Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE), which was collocated with the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) held in Tysons Corner, VA.  Tristen Mullins presented a poster on dynamic reconfiguration of reprogrammable hardware to counter side channel attacks.  She is a USA alumni and has just recently started her PhD in Computing degree program here in the SoC, as well as being selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cybercorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Blair Doyle presented her work on evaluating nonlinear phasespace and machine learning algorithms for rootkits running in virtualized execution environments.  She is completing her Bachelors of Computer Science degree this year and was also recently awarded an SFS scholarship as well. Ramya Manikyam is nearing completion of her PhD in Computing program at USA, presented her work on developing and analyzing hardware abstractions for software program protection. She is also a USA alumni who completed her Master's in CIS in 2016 with research focus on obfuscation and software security.

These students highlight SoC's commitment to promote diversity in the computing disciplines, but also showcases the opportunities for women in computing to explore research areas of interest related to cyber security through various levels of SoC degree programs.

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