Graduated Students

Graduated Students (In order of graduation and degree)

(8 PhDs, 16 MASc, 1 Post-doc, 3 Other)

Name Degree, year Thesis Title Papers
PhD (n = 8)
Layali Rashid* (First Position: Qualcomm, Raleigh. Currently AI Computer Architect, Microsoft, NSERC CGS(D) awardee. Internship at Microsoft Research) PhD (2013) Tolerating Intermittent Hardware Errors: Characterization, Diagnosis & Recovery Papers
Shabnam Mirshokraie***(First position: co-founder of a Startup. Currently at, Best paper runner up at ICST’13. Internship at Fujitsu Labs) PhD (2015) Effective Test Generation and Adequacy Assessment for JavaScript-based Web Applications Papers
Frolin Ocariza Jr.***,
(First Position: SAP, Vancouver. NSERC CGS(D) awardee), Internships at Microsoft Research and Fujitsu Labs
PhD (2016), MASc (2012) On the Detection, Localization and Repair of Client-Side JavaScript Faults Papers
Farid Molazem Tabrizi,
(First Position: Google, Mountain View. Distinguished paper award at EDCC 2015 (story), Media Coverage, Internships at Google and Fortinet)
PhD (2017) Security Analysis and Intrusion Detection for Smart Embedded Systems Papers
Saba Alimadadi***,
(First Position: Post-doc at Northeastern University,
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Distinguished paper award at ICSE’14 (Story), NSERC PDF awardee – ranked 1st in Canada for CS, Internship at SAP).
PhD (2017) Understanding Motifs of Program Behavior and Change Papers
Guanpeng (Justin) Li
(First Position: Post-doc at Univ. of Illinois (UIUC),
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Univ. of Iowa.
NSERC PDF awardee,
SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2019 (Story),
Four-year Fellowship,
Best paper award runner up at DSN’18 (story), Paper Story, Internship at Nvidia Research)
PhD (2019) Understanding and Modeling Error Propagation in Programs Papers
Bo Fang**, (First Position: Post-Doc at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL),
NSERC PDF Awardee – Ranked #2 in Canada in CS, BCGS Graduate Fellowship,
William Carter PhD dissertation award in dependability, 2020 (Story) SIGHPC doctoral dissertation award honorable mention, Internships at LANL and PNNL)
PhD (2020), MASc (2011-2014) Approaches for Building Error Resilient Applications Papers
Mehdi Karimibuiki****,
(First Position: Senior Security Engineer, Sierra Wireless, Vancouver. Four-year Fellowship, Media Coverage)
PhD (2020) Addressing Security in Drone Systems Through Authorization and Fake Object Detection Papers

Name Degree, year Thesis Title Papers
MASc (n = 16)
Jiesheng Wei (First Position: Microsoft, Vancouver. Currently at Facebook, US.) MASc (2012) Hardware Error Detection in Multicore Parallel Programs Papers
Anna Thomas (First position: IBM Toronto. Currently at Azul Systems.) MASc (2013) Error Detection for Soft Computing Applications Papers
Majid Dadashi (First position: 1QBit, Vancouver) MASc (2014) Integrated Hardware-Software Diagnosis of Intermittent Faults Papers
Sheldon Sequeira*** (First position: SAP, Vancouver) MASc (2014) Understanding Test Failures in JavaScript-Based Web Applications Papers
Xin Chen (First position: CCB Fintech, China). Most Influential Paper Award at ISSRE’14. MASc (2014) Failure Characterization and Prediction in Compute Clouds Papers
Kartik Bajaj*** (First position: Hootsuite, Vancouver. Currently at Salesforce). FYF and MITACS Globalink Fellowship Awardee MASc (2014) Mining Web Application Developers’ Questions Papers
Qining Lu (First position: Google, Canada) MASc (2015) Configurable Error Detection for SDC causing Errors Papers
Nithya Narayanamurthy (First position: Oracle Labs, Vancouver. Currently at Amazon, Canada. ) Best Paper Award at EDCC 2015 (story) MASc (2015) Finding resilience-friendly compiler optimizations using meta-heuristic search techniques Papers
Abraham Chan (First Position: Huawei, Canada. Currently PhD student at UBC) MASc (2017) Error Propagation Analysis for Multi-threaded Programs Papers
Maryam Raiyat (First Position: PhD student at Sharif University) MASc (2018) Multi-Dimensional Invariant Detection for Cyber-Physical System Security Papers
Ekta Aggarwal (First position: Clio Software, Vancouver)**** MASc (2019) CORGIDS: A Correlation-based Generic Intrusion Detection System Papers
Lucas Palazzi (First Position: Data Realm Inc.) MASc (2019) Experimental evaluation of software-implemented fault injection at different levels of abstraction Papers
Zitao Chen (First Position: Research Programmer, UBC) MASc (2020) Understanding and Improving the Error Resilience of Machine Learning Systems Papers
Abdul Rehman Anwer (First Position: Huawei, Canada) MASc (2020) Efficient Modeling of Error Propagation in GPU Programs Papers
Aarti Kashyap (First Position: PhD student, UBC CS, Invited to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) ) MASc (2020) Security Analysis of Deep Neural Network-Based Cyber-Physical Systems
Pritam Dash (First Position: PhD student, UBC, Work featured in media) MASc (2020) Security Analysis of Robotic Vehicles Protected by Control-based Techniques Papers

* Co-advised with Sathish Gopalakrishnan

** Co-advised with Matei Ripeanu

*** Co-advised with Ali Mesbah

**** Co-advised with Andre Ivanov

Post-Doc (n = 1):

Julien Samson (NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, first position: Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, ETS Montreal) (Papers)

Visiting Graduate Students (n = 3):

Yong (Alex) Yang, PhD student, Peking University. March – August 2019. (Papers)

Behrooz Sangchoolie, Chalmers University of Technology, Summer 2016. (Papers) – Currently Researcher at RiSE.

Arpan Gujarati, PhD student, MPI-SWS*, February-March 2020. ((Papers). Soon joining UBC CS as a research associate.