Christophe Hauser

Research computer scientist/Research Lead

I am part of the BASS and STEEL research groups at USC’s Information Sciences Institute.

My research interests span over sveral aspects of systems security including intrusion detection, vulnerability discovery, formal verification and reverse engineering, usable security and privacy-preserving systems. Prior to joining USC, I was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara’s Seclab where I worked on developing some of the components of the angr binary program analysis platform.

You can download a copy of my CV here.

In 2013, I received a Ph.D. in computer science from CentraleSupélec, and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as part of a joint Ph.D. program, during which I have been working on a kernel-level anomaly detection model for distributed systems based on information flow tracking.

Prospective stutdents

I am looking for students interested in systems security, and in particular capture the flag (CTF) competitions, binary program analysis and reverse engineering from undergraduate to PhD levels. If you have interest and skills in these topics, please contact me by email at hauser at isi dot edu.