Suman Jana

Suman's picture I am an associate professor in the department of computer science at Columbia University. My primary research interests are at the intersection of computer security and machine learning. More specifically, I am interested both in using machine learning to improve software security and in improving security and reliability of the machine learning models themselves. I also occasionally delve into software engineering and operating systems.

Email: suman (AT)

Office: Mudd 412
    500 W 120th St
    New York
    NY 10027




  • General Cutting Planes for Bound-Propagation-Based Neural Network Verification
    H. Zhang, S. Wang, K. Xu, L. Li, B. Li, S. Jana, C.J. Hsieh, and Z. Kolter NeuRIPS 2022
  • MC2: Rigorous and Efficient Directed Greybox Fuzzing.
    A. Shah, D. She, S. Sadhu, K. Singal, P. Coffman, and S. Jana. CCS 2022
  • NeuDep: Neural Binary Memory Dependence Analysis.
    K. Pei, D. She, M. Wang, S. Geng, Z. Xuan, Y. David, J. Yang, S. Jana, and B. Ray. FSE 2022
  • A Branch and Bound Framework for Stronger Adversarial Attacks of ReLU Networks.
    H. Zhang, S. Wang, K. Xu, Y. Wang, S. Jana, C.J. Hsieh, Z. Kolter. ICML 2022
  • Effective Seed Scheduling for Fuzzing with Graph Centrality Analysis.
    D. She, A. Shah, and S. Jana. S&P (Oakland) 2022
  • FUGIO: Automatic Exploit Generation for PHP Object Injection Vulnerabilities.
    S. Park, D. Kim, S. Jana, and S. Son. USENIX Security 2022











2011 and older

A complete list of my papers can be found at Google Scholar. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or feedback.


Security advisories & open source outreach

Our research has resulted in reporting and fixing of more than 250 high-impact security vulnerabilities across a wide range of software.

Recent awards & honors

  • 2021 OSDI best paper award
  • 2019 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2019 CACM Research Highlight
  • 2018 ARO Young Investigator Award
  • 2nd and 3rd places in 2018 NYU CSAW Applied Research Competition
  • 2017 SOSP best paper award
  • 2017 Google Faculty Research Award
  • 2nd place in 2017 NYU CSAW Applied Research Competition
  • 2014 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • IEEE S&P 2014 Best Practical Paper Award
  • Runner-up for the 2013 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • IEEE S&P 2012 Best Student Paper Award
  • 2012 NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award
  • Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Security (2012-2014)
  • MCD Fellowship (2009-2012)


Google Scholar profile, GitHub profile, LinkedIn profile, DBLP profile.