1. Marcus Pendleton (PhD Dissertation: System Call Anomaly Detection in Multi-threaded Programs), Nov. 2017. First employment: AFRL.
2. Moustafa Saleh (PhD Dissertation: Detection and Classification of Obfuscated Malware), April 2016. First employment: Security Engineer, Microsoft.
3. Li Xu (PhD Dissertation: Characterizing and Detecting Malicious Websites), May 2014. First employment: Research Engineer, Yahoo! Labs
4. Zhenxin Zhan (PhD Dissertation: A Statistical Framework for Analyzing Cyber Threats), May 2014. First Employment: Security Researcher, Juniper Networks
5. Qingji Zheng (PhD Dissertation: Verifiable Delegation of Computing over Outsourced Data), April 2014. First Employment: Staff Researcher, Huawei Research Center in San Jose, CA
6. Paul Parker (PhD Dissertation: Protecting Cryptographic Keys and Functions from Software-based Attacks), Dec 2010. First employment: Assistant Professor at Dallas Baptist University
Graduated MS students I supervised with Thesis
1. Jose David Mireles (MS Thesis: Modeling and Analyzing Cyber Adaptations and Attack Narratives), July 2017. First employment: US Army.
2. Asma Alshehri (MS Thesis: A Study on Complex Network Resilience), Dec. 2013.
3. Adam Tyra (MS Thesis: A Characterization of Complex Network Attack Resilience), Dec. 2012. (Adam was a part-time student.)
4. Giovanni Del Valle (Masters Thesis: Protecting Cryptographic Keys from Memory Disclosure Attacks), May 2010. First employment: Rackspace
5. Erhan John Kartaltepe (Masters Thesis: Malicious Impostor Emails: Emerging Threats and Countermeasures), April 2006. First employment: SouthWest Research Institute.
Defended PhD Dissertation Committees I Served
1. Khalid Zaman (CS@UTSA), PhD Thesis: Constraints for Attribute Based Access Control with Application in Cloud IaaS, Defended in April 2015.
2. Yiming Han (CS@UTSA), PhD Thesis: Hierarchical Distributed Loop Self-Scheduling Schemes on Cluster and Cloud Systems, Defended in April 2014.
3. Yuan Cheng (CS@UTSA), PhD Thesis: Access Control for Online Social Networks Using Relationship Type Patterns. Defended in April 2014.
4. Pengjun Pan (CS@UTSA). PhD Thesis: Energy-efficient Secure and Anonymous Communication Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks. May 2013.
5. Weisong Tian (ECE@UTSA). PhD Thesis: Generalized Homogeneous Methodologies and New Solutions to Control Problems of Nonlinear Systems. April 2013.
6. Hongwei Tian (CS@UTSA). PhD Thesis: Privacy-preserving Data Mining Through Data Publishing and Knowledge Model Sharing. 2012
7. Lijie Zhang (CS@UTSA). PhD Thesis: Privacy-Preservation in Social Graphs. 2012.
8. Ruting Jia (ECE@UTSA). PhD Thesis: Semi-global Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems via Output Feedback and Sampled-Data Controls with Applications to Power Systems. 2012.