CyberspACe securiTy and forensIcs lab (CactiLab)

University at Buffalo

Director: Prof. Ziming Zhao

Check out our open-source projects at GitHub.com/Cactilab.

About CactiLab

CactiLab is in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University at Buffalo. Members of CactiLab are interested in security, privacy, and forensics in computer and communications systems. Current research foci include hardware-assisted, system, and software security.


Prof. Ziming Zhao received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Arizona State University. Research outcomes of CactiLab have appeared in top-tier security conferences and journals, including IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, MobiSys, ACSAC, ESORICS, TISSEC, etc.


Our research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Defense (DoD).

News

[CTF] Team Cacti advised by Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hu placed 13th in Baidu AutoDriving CTF 2022!

[CTF] Team Cacti advised by Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hu placed 5th in MITRE eCTF 2022!

[Student Award] Our high school intern Puhabi Chakraborty from KV NIT Agartala, India won an award at Intel AI for youth program for the year 2021. Read the news at here!

[CTF] Team Cacti advised by Dr. Zhao and Dr. Hu placed 5th in Baidu AutoDriving CTF 2021! Read the news at here.

[Paper] "A Formal Analysis of the FIDO UAF Protocol" has been accepted by NDSS 2021!

[Paper] "Having Your Cake and Eating It: An Analysis of Concession-Abuse-as-a-Service" has been accepted by USENIX Security 2021!

Members

Director

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Prof. Ziming Zhao

Director of CactiLab

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PhD Students

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Xi Tan

Fall 2019 -

                                           

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Md. Armanuzzaman Tomal

Fall 2019 -

                                                       

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Zheyuan Ma

Fall 2021 -

                                                  

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Feng Wei

Fall 2018 -

Major advisor: Dr.Hongxin Hu

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Safayat Bin Hakim

Fall 2022 -

                                                  

Master Students

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Naveen Udhayasankar

Winter 2021 -

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Brinda Ashar

Winter 2021 -

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Jieqin Zhang

Fall 2022 -

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Victoria Dib

Fall 2022 -

Undergraduate Students

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Dikshit Khandelwal

Fall 2021

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Junzhe Li

Fall 2021

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Vrushaali Nagaraj

Fall 2022

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Xixian Yang

Summer 2022

High School Students

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Atharva Shaligram

Brighton High School in Rochester, New York

April, 2021 -

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Puhabi Chakraborti

KV NITA, India

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August, 2021 -

Alumni

PhD

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Wonkyu Han

Arizona State University, 2016

Co-advisor: Gail-Joon Ahn

PhD students

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Charles Wiechec

Fall 2021

Major advisor: Dr. Lukasz Ziarek

Master

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Shaik Sabiha

Fall 2021

         

         

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Malav Vyas

Spring 2021

         

         

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Arnod Paul

CSE MS Student, UB

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

First Job: Amazon

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Edward Christian

CSE MS Student, UB

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

         

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Ariel Shevah

CSE MS Student, UB

Spring 2021

         

         

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Ayushi Rathore

CSEC MS Student, RIT

Summer 2019 - Fall 2019

First Job: Palo Alto Networks

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Brandon Adler

CSEC BS/MS Student, RIT

Spr 2019 - Spr 2020

First Job: Mitre

         

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Mauricio Gutierrez Barnett

CS BS/MS Student, ASU

2018

         

         

Undergraduate

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Eric Bishop

Fall 2021

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Emil Kovacev

Fall 2021

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Eric Scheler

CE BS Student, RIT

Summer 2019 - Fall 2019

First Job: Parsons

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Paulina Davison

CS BS Student, ASU

2018

           

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