Lab Members


Current Members

Arun Lakhotia
Dr. Arun Lakhotia is Lockheed Martin Professor in Computer Science at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies. He is the benevolent dictator of the Software Research Laboratory. His main interests are in program analysis, malware analysis, program comprehension, reverse engineering, and program understanding. In a previous incarnation he led Team CajunBot in the DARPA Grand Challenges. His team developed CajunBot-II (aka RaginBot) a Jeep Wrangler based autonomous (self-driving) vehicle.

Status: Current Member
Classification: Director


Charles LeDoux
Charles LeDoux is currently a Ph.D. student on University Fellowship. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His current work is focused on automatic and scalable extraction of relationships between seemingly unrelated binaries. In his spare time he enjoys attempting to rule the world.

Status: Current Member
Classification: PhD student


Craig Miles
Craig is a PhD candidate pursuing state-of-the-art advances in static and dynamic malware analysis, most recently through application of concolic execution techniques. He previously received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Montana and BS in Mathematical Sciences from Oregon State University.

Status: Current Member
Classification: PhD student


Aaron Newsom
Aaron is pursuing a Masters degree in computer science, and is interested in the many faces of malware analysis. Recently he has been focusing on creating a scalable malware analysis platform. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Louisiana Tech University.

Status: Current Member
Classification: MS student


Vivek Notani
Vivek is a Research Scholar at the Lab He came here for his undergrad thesis in the spring 2013 semester, but can't seem to leave!. He is exploring the cyber security domain. His work at SRL includes reverse engineering, dynamic analysis and malware classification. Previously, he has worked on game development, 3D modeling, robotics and intelligent systems

Status: Current Member
Classification: MS student


Shailendra Gaekwad
Shailendra is working towards his MS in Telecommunications, and is research assistant in the lab. He helps with managing SRL's virtual malware testbed.

Status: Current Member
Classification: MS student




Alumni

Chris Parich
Chris Parich is an over-ambitous undergraduate programmer trying to change the world one unsolvable problem at a time. His crowning a achievement is the release of a new and improved disassembler. He is degree seeking in Computer Science with a concentration in Video Game Design.

Status: Alumni
Classification: Undergraduate


Luke Deshotels
Luke Deshotels is pursuing a master's degree in computer science. His background is in computational neuroscience and machine vision, but he changed his focus to Android security after joining the Software Research Lab. Luke enjoys outdoor activities, video games, and table-top gaming.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Suresh Golconda
Dr. Suresh Golconda is a graduate of ULL and currently works as a research scientist there. He works part time in SRL and the rest of the time building his own empire. His interests revolve around autonomous vehicles, both land and water based. He was part of team CajunBot. He has also dabbled in implementation of machine learning algorithms.

Status: Alumni
Classification: Staff


Andrew Walenstein
After about 10 years of membership in SRL, Andrew has moved on to work with Blackberr. He served as the co-director of SRL and was the driving force behind Vilo. He was also an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the the Deparment of Computer Science. His main research areas are in malware analysis, reverse engineering tools, human-computer interaction, program analysis, software visualization, and software comprehension.

Status: Alumni
Classification: Director


Davidson Boccardo
Davidson completed his Ph.D. in 2009 on interprocedural program analysis in the presence of call obfuscations, using Abstract Interpretation.

Status: Alumni
Classification: PhD student


Radhouane Chouchane
Radhouane completed his Ph.D. in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbus State University.

Status: Alumni
Classification: PhD student


Matthew Hayes
Matt completed his M.Sc. in 2008 and moved on to join the PhD Computer Science program at Case Western Reserve University.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Aditya Kapoor
Aditya completed his M.Sc. in December 2004 and moved on to join McAfee.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Enamul Karim
Enam completed his Ph.D. in 2008 and is joined the Center for Secure Cyberspace at Louisiana Tech as a Research Assistant Professor.

Status: Alumni
Classification: PhD student


Eric Kumar
Eric completed his M.Sc. in December 2004 and moved on to join Authentium.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Rachit Mathur
Rachit completed his M.Sc. in 2006 and moved on to join McAfee.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Prashant Pathak
Prashant completed his MSc in 2003, and subsequently joined Symantec

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Anshuman Singh
Anshuman completed his Ph.D. in 2012 investigating challenges in the use of machine learning in malware detection.

Status: Alumni
Classification: PhD student


Prabhat Singh
Prabhat Singh completed his MSc in 2002, and subsequently joined McAfee.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Michael Venable
Michael completed his M.Sc. in 2005 and joined CBit as a Research Scientist.

Status: Alumni
Classification: MS student


Matthew Wallace
Matt worked as an undergraduate researcher at the lab.

Status: Alumni
Classification: Undergraduate