Hi 👋 I'm Akshith

I'm a cybersecurity phd student advised by Dr. Rakesh Bobba and Dr. Yeongjin Jang at Oregon State University. My research focuses on reducing the attack surface of software systems. I strive to build secure systems.

I've investigated systems treated as trusted computing bases including the Linux Kernel and Certificate Authorities. I've developed and improved techniques in program analysis and fuzzing to uncover vulnerabilities in these systems.

I aspire to be a proficient systems programmer and build in public. I enjoy solving CTF challenges with the OSUSEC team.

Outside of work, I hike, surf and make great food! I also enjoy learning about people systems — economic, social and political.