Institution : University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. V. N. Venkatakrishnan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Research and Instruction in Technologies for Electronic Security (RITES) at UIC. Venkat's main research expertise is in using program analysis and transformation techniques for systems security. Specific research areas that he works on are web application security, browser security, mobile code security and tainting mechanisms for addressing information flow confidentiality and integrity. He received his Ph.D degree from Stony Brook University in 2004. He is the recipient of the best research paper award at ACSAC 2003, and the UIC College of Engineering teaching award in 2007.