Suman Jana

Suman's picture I am an assistant professor in the department of computer science at Columbia University. My primary research interests are in the areas of computer security and privacy. More specifically, I am interested in building automated tools for finding and fixing security and privacy vulnerabilities. I also occasionally delve into software engineering and operating systems.

Email:    suman (AT)
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Office:   Mudd 412
    500 W 120th St
    New York
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2011 and older

A complete list of my papers can be found at Google Scholar. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or feedback.


PhD: George Argyros, Yuan Jochen Kang, Kexin Pei, Theofilos Petsios, and Suphannee Sivakorn.

BS: Ruoxin (Amy) Jiang (CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Honorable Mentionee in 2017), Joshua Michael Zweig, Daniel Schwartz, John Hui, and Jason Zhao.

Security advisories & open source outreach

Our research has resulted in reporting and fixing of more than 200 high-impact security vulnerabilities across a wide range of software.

Recent awards & honors

  • 2017 Google Faculty Research Award
  • 2014 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • IEEE S&P 2014 Best Practical Paper Award
  • Runner-up for the 2013 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • IEEE S&P 2012 Best Student Paper Award
  • 2012 NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award
  • Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Security (2012-2014)
  • MCD Fellowship (2009-2012)

Program committees

CCS 2017, WiSec 2017, USENIX Security 2017, AsiaCCS 2017, MoST 2016, WWW 2016 (Security and Privacy Track), SPSM 2015, WWW 2015 (Security and Privacy Track), SPSM 2014, WPES 2014.


Google Scholar profile, GitHub profile, LinkedIn profile, DBLP profile.