DCSL in the Media

Here are some media mentions of the work at DCSL



  • [March 2018] Our ransomware defense technique, R2D2, is profiled in Bleeping Computer, the Register (UK). This is work done by PhD alum Chris Gutierrez (now at Intel), undergraduate alum Tom Yurek (now a PhD student at UIUC), Gene Spafford, and Saurabh. [ Web page ] [ Web page ]



  • [November 2017] Our work on game theory and cybersecurity is profiled. The work involves colleagues Shreyas Sundaram (ECE), Tim Cason (Economics) and graduate students Mostafa Abdalla and Aritra Mitra. [ Web page ] [ NSF CPS-VO ] [ Phys.org ] [ Homeland Security Newswire ]
  • [February 2018] The part of this work that is jointly done with Sandia National Labs is profiled in Sandia’s quarterly news release on their academic alliance partnerships.  [ PDF ]

  • usnews-and-worldreport[April 2017] DCSL graduate students Tara Thomas and Heng Zhang are featured in a US News article on the career options open after graduate school in Computer Engineering. [ Web page ]

  • cerias_symposium_2017[April 2017] The panel that we organized at the CERIAS Annual Symposium on “Security through Formal Methods and Secure Architecture”. Saurabh was moderating the panel and the panelists were Ben Delaware (Purdue), Roopsha Samanta (Purdue), and Matt Wilding (Principal Engineering Manager, Rockwell Collins). [ Video ]


  • This diagram depicts the operation of a “metagenomics” data processing system that could bring innovations in personalized medicine, better management of oil spills and other clinical and ecological applications. The pipeline of hardware and software will provide access to a treasure trove of genetic information on microbes that could have implications for personalized medicine tailored to individual patients, bio-enzymes for cleaning up contamination from oil spills, and the sustainability of operations such as mineral mining. (Argonne National Laboratory)[October 2016] Our NIH project on the metagenomics system called MG-RAST, jointly with Argonne National Lab. This project, funded as an NIH R01 through the NIAID institute, is going to go from 2016-21. This lays the foundation for a new distributed cyberinfrastructure for handling large volumes of metagenomics data and processing. [ Purdue story ] [ Genome Web ]

  • ieee_cs[October 2016] Saurabh is elected to be on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. The Board of Governors sets the direction and determines the strategy for the Computer Society, and provides guidance at the policy level to all Society organizational entities. At each election cycle, there are 7 members elected to serve on the Board of Governors. [ Purdue story ] [ IEEE ]


  • [July 2014] “Supercomputing tools speed simulations”. Our work with Lawrence Livermore National Lab on building tools for automated problem debugging is highlighted. The article talks of important simulations that were helped by our technique and tool. [ LLNL ]
  • [June 2012] Our work on speeding up the simulations by detecting nascent errors in the large Department of Energy supercomputers was highlighted. [ Purdue story ] [ Science Daily ] [ Purdue Exponent ]

  • [August 2013] Our project with the Missile Defense Agency is highlighted. This project started in 2012 and continuing till now (2017) is building a discrete event simulation for the MDA enhanced ballistic missile defense system. [ Purdue story ] [ ACM ] [ Supercomputing Online ]


Last modified: April 3, 2018