Hello, World!
I am Ashay Rane,
a graduate student
in Computer Science
at UT Austin.
Contact Information
I am a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, working towards a PhD degree in Computer Science. I work with Professor Calvin Lin and Professor Mohit Tiwari, and my research is centered around improving the security and privacy of application programs.
I am was also the Research Educator (Instructor) for the System Security stream, as part of the Freshman Research Initiative program at UT Austin.
As part of the Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows program at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security, I work worked with Professor Bobby Chesney on matters concerning public policy on computer security.


My research interest is in designing high performance secure systems that have a strong foundation in security. Since computer security cuts across multiple layers of the computing stack, my research areas include topics in program verification, compilers, runtime systems, and computer architecture.

Before researching topics in computer security, I worked on designing tools for optimizing scientific applications on high performance computing systems. The research experience gained from optimizing programs provides a reliable foundation that I use in my current research.

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I teach a freshman course on computer security at UT Austin. The primary objective of this course is to help freshman students understand and engage in research. In accordance with the objective, students in this class read research papers, improve technical communication skills, and brainstorm research ideas.

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Occasional Blog Posts

Once in a while, I write about research or teaching. Here are some notes on these topics.

A Summary of Raccoon and EscortSeptember 30, 2016
Notes on Raccoon's DefenseMarch 08, 2016
Freshman Research at SxSWedu!March 08, 2016


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