Sujata Garera

  

    Software Engineer

        Google Inc., Mountain View

       

 

About Me

        

I am a Software Engineer at Google Inc., Mountain View. Prior to joining Google , I was a Lecturer for online courses at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins. I pursued a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Dr. Aviel D. Rubin and defended my thesis in August 2008. Prior to joining JHU, I did my Masters at the Information Networking Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests include Network, Systems and Software Security. 

 

Courses Taught

 

Spring 2010: 650.650 Special Topics in Security and Privacy of Medical Information

Fall 2008: 650.470 Basics of Applied Cryptography and Network Security

 

Publications

                            

Designing for Audit: A Voting Machine with a Tiny TCB

Ryan W. Gardner, Sujata Garera, Aviel D. Rubin

To appear as a short paper in the proceedings of Financial Cryptography and Data Security, January 2010

 

Detecting Code Alteration by Creating a Temporary Memory Bottleneck

Ryan W. Gardner, Sujata Garera, Aviel D. Rubin

                                                In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security: Special Issue on Electronic Voting, December 2009

 

            Securing Medical Records on Smart Phones

Ryan W. Gardner, Sujata Garera, Matthew W. Pagano, Matthew Green, Aviel D. Rubin

                In the Proceedings of the Security and Privacy in Medical and Home-Care Systems workshop, November 2009

 

Challenges in Teaching a Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography

Sujata Garera and Jorge Vasconcelos

In the ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, June 2009 issue

 

Coercion Resistant End-to-end Voting

Ryan Gardner, Sujata Garera and Aviel D. Rubin

In the 13th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, February 2009

 

Protecting Patient Records from Unwarranted Access

Ryan Gardner, Sujata Garera, Anand Rajan, Carols Rozas, Aviel D. Rubin, Manoj Sastry

In the Future of Trust in Computing Workshop, July 2008

 

A Framework for Detection and Measurement of Phishing Attacks

Sujata Garera, Niels Provos, Monica Chew and Aviel D. Rubin

In the 5th ACM Workshop on Recurring Malcode, Alexandria, Virginia, October 2007

 

An Independent Audit Framework for Software Dependent Voting Systems

Sujata Garera and Aviel D. Rubin

In the 14th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Alexandria, Virginia, October 2007

 

On the Difficulty of Validating Voting Machine Software with Software

Ryan Gardner, Sujata Garera and Aviel D. Rubin

In the USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop, Boston, MA, August 2007

 

Efficient Memory Bound Puzzles using Pattern Databases

Sujata Garera, Fabian Monrose and Aviel D. Rubin

In the 4th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security, Singapore, June 2006

 

Dynamically Establishing Trust

Ryan Gardner, Sujata Garera and Aviel D. Rubin

In the USENIX Security Poster Session, Boston, MA, August 2007

 

Technical Reports

 

Protecting Against Privacy Compromise and Ballot Stuffing by Eliminating Non-determinism from End-to-End Voting Schemes

Ryan Gardner, Sujata Garera and Aviel D. Rubin

SPAR Technical Report, RG-SG-AD:245631

 

A Framework for Detection and Measurement of Phishing Attacks

Sujata Doshi, Niels Provos, Monica Chew and Aviel D. Rubin

SPAR Technical Report, SD-NP-MC-AD:251206

 

Dynamic Secret Redistribution

Sujata Doshi, Thesis Advisor: Chenxi Wang

MSIN Thesis, Information Networking Institute, TR 2004-21

 

Work Experience

 

Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, October 2009 to May 2010

As a Lecturer at Hopkins, I worked on developing a course on Medical Information Security and Privacy. This course was taught online through Adobe Connect to graduate students in JHUISI.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, October 2008 to October 2009

As a Postdoc at Hopkins, I worked along with Dr. Aviel D. Rubin on exciting projects in the area of Electronic Voting and Medical Security. I also taught Basics of Applied Cryptography and Network Security in Fall 2008 to students in the MSSI program

 

Engineering Intern, Google Inc, Mountain View, Summer 2006

As an Intern at Google I had the opportunity to work on some interesting data analysis of Phishing attacks. I worked with Niels Provos and  Monica Chew and we published a paper on detection and measurements of Phishing attacks. I also had an opportunity to contribute to the production cycle.

 

Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Summer 2005 to October 2008

I have been a research assistant for Dr. Avi Rubin from Summer 2005 to October 2008. I have worked with him on several exciting projects and published several papers.

 

Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Fall 2004 to Spring 2007

I have worked as a TA for the Computer Science Department in Fall 2004 for Automata and Computation Theory, in Spring 2005 for Introduction to Computer Science, in Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 for Security and Privacy in Computing. As a TA my responsibilities involved grading assignments and dealing with queries from students during office hours or otherwise.

 

 

Professional Activities

                                   

                                    External Reviewer, IEEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2011

Program Committee Member, Fifth International Conference On Information Systems Security (ICISS 2009)

External Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2009

External Reviewer, IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, 2007

External Reviewer, Workshop on Recurring Malecode, 2006

 

Fun Stuff 

I am an avid reader and love to get lost either in the classics by Jane Austen, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, or in the wizarding world created by J.K.Rowling, or in a mystery by Agatha Christie. I love to dance and have enjoyed pursuing Indian Classical Dance for several years. At JHU, I was a part of the JHUMOOR group and would take part in shows quite often. I also enjoy attending cultural events (see EventsHigh) with my husband Nikesh and love spending time with my daughter Sarika.