I'm an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Computer Science department. My goal is to enable society to gain the benefits of emerging technologies without the security and privacy risks. I have received two best paper awards (at IEEE S&P and IEEE SecDev), the NSF CAREER award and the Facebook research award. My work has been featured in Wired, The Verge, Ars Technica, Science Magazine and Nature. It is also on display at the Science Museum in London. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2017 where I was advised by Prof. Atul Prakash. Before coming to UW Madison, I spent two years working at the University of Washington as a research associate with Yoshi Kohno and Franzi Roesner.

I am always looking for students interested in computer security. If you are already a student at UW Madison feel free to email me. If you are a potential student, please apply to our MS/PhD program. Check out the MadS&P Research Group website for more information about security and privacy research at UW Madison.

Selected publications

Students

  • PhD
  • Yunang Chen
  • Ashish Hooda
  • Undergraduate
  • Ruizhe Wang

Teaching

Awards

  • NSF CAREER
    2022
  • Facebook Research Award
    2021
  • IEEE SecDev Best Research Paper Award
    2018
  • Nominee, UW Postdoc Mentoring Award
    2018
  • IEEE S&P Distinguished Practical Paper Award
    2016
  • U.S. Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist
    2016
  • UMich PhD Fellowship
    2012

Patents

  • System and Method for Extracting and Sharing Application-Related User Data
    Oriana Riva, Suman Nath, Doug Burger, Earlence Fernandes
    U.S. Patent 14/734,991

  • De-siloing Applications for Personalization and Task Completion Services
    Oriana Riva, Suman Nath, Doug Burger, Earlence Fernandes
    U.S. Patent 14/618,854

Books