Priyanka Bose

Priyanka Bose

Security Researcher

University of California, Santa Barbara (SecLab)

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student at the SecLab at University of California, Santa Barbara advised by professor Giovanni Vigna and Christopher Kruegel. Prior to that, I completed Master of Science (MS) from IIT Madras under the guidance of professor Chandrasekaran PanduRangan.

I am passionate about solving problems in the interplay of security and program analysis with an emphasis on Blockchain and Smart contracts. Moreover, I am excited to explore other aspects of security, e.g., Android, Kernel as my future research. When I am too tired with my research, I enjoy hunting for bugs and exploring the beauty of Santa Barbara!

  • Blockchain and Smart contract
  • Program analysis
  • Android fuzzing
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, (Current)

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • MS in Computer Science, 2016

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • B.Tech. in Computer Science, 2011

    Institute of Engineering and Management, Saltlake


Research Internship
Aug 2015 – Jul 2016 Singapore
Teaching Assistant
Jul 2013 – Jun 2015 Madras
Systems Engineer
Aug 2011 – Jul 2013 Bhubaneswar


Columbus : Android App Testing Through Systematic Callback Exploration
Understanding Security Issues in the NFT Ecosystem
Hybrid Pruning: Towards Precise Pointer and Taint Analysis
Sailfish: Vetting Smart Contract State-Inconsistency Bugs in Seconds
Bran: Reduce Vulnerability Search Space in Large Open Source Repositories by Learning Bug Symptoms
Revisiting AES-GCM-SIV: multi-user security, faster key derivation, and better bounds
Constant Size Ring Signature Without Random Oracle