Suphannee Sivakorn

Office: Columbia University, CSB 521
about me
I am currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University. I am a member of Network Security Lab (NSL). My advisor is Prof. Angelos D. Keromytis

I was born in Thailand and won the Royal Thai Government Master's - Ph.D. Scholarship to pursue my education in the United States. I graduated from New York University in 2013 with a Master's in Computer Science.

I earned my B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Computer Engineering Department, Mahidol University Thailand.

research interests


Security & Privacy in the aspects of web application and social network, Network Security, and Usable Security


S. Sivakorn*, I. Polakis*, A. D. Keromytis. The Cracked Cookie Jar: HTTP Cookie Hijacking and the Exposure of Private Information. In Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), San Jose, California, USA, May 2016.
*Joint primary authors
S. Sivakorn, I. Polakis, A. D. Keromytis. I Am Robot: (Deep) Learning to Break Semantic Image CAPTCHAs. In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Saarbr├╝cken, GERMANY, March 2016.
[+] Also presented at BlackHat Asia 2016
I. Polakis, G. Argyros, T. Petsios, S. Sivakorn, A. D. Keromytis. Where's Wally? Precise User Discovery Attacks in Location Proximity Services. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference (CCS), Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2015.
S. Tritilanunt, S. Sivakorn, C. Juengjincharoen, A. Siripornpisan. Entropy-based Input-Output Traffic Mode Detection Scheme for DoS/DDoS Attacks. 2010 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT). Tokyo, JAPAN, October 2010.

curriculum vitae


  • Columbia University, September 2013 - Current
  • PhD Computer Science
  • New York University, September 2011 - May 2013
  • MS Computer Science
  • Mahidol University, June 2006 - April 2010
  • B Eng Computer Engineering (Honors)

Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

  • BlackHat Speaker Honorarium, Apr 2016
  • Asia BlackHat 2016, Singapore
  • ACM CCS Student Travel Grant, Oct 2015
  • 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
  • Facebook Bug Bounty, 2014
  • Evaluate the privacy guarantees of location based services in Social Network, Nearby Friends
  • New York University Travel Grants, Oct 2012
  • 12th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
  • Royal Thai Government Scholarship, 2011 - current
  • Full Computer Science/Engineering Master's - Ph.D. fellowship
  • Mahidol University Conference Funding and Paper Presentation, Nov 2010
  • 14th National Computer Science and Engineering Conference 2010
  • Third Place Winner in Thailand Network Security Contest, 2009
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Valedictorian in Computer Engineering, Mahidol University, 2008 - 2010
  • Annual Scholarship
  • Student Exchange between Japan and Thailand, Oct 2004
  • Fukuoka, Japan

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant - COMS W4187 Security Architecture and Engineering, Fall 2015
    Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, Columbia University
    Graduate-level course, 80 students
  • Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Programming in C, Summer 2015
    Angelika Zavou, Columbia University
    Session I: Grade 11, 12 or Freshman year, 20 students
    Session II: Grade 10 and 11, 16 students
  • Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Programming in C, Summer 2014
    Theofilos Petsios, Columbia University
    Grade 11, 12 or Freshman year, 16 students
  • Teaching Assistant - COMS E6185 Intrusion Detection Systems, Spring 2014
    Prof. Shlomo Hershkop, Columbia University
    Graduate-level course, 30 students

Skills & Expertise





Activities and Services


see all

Graduate Courses (Columbia University) 2013 - Current

Graduate Courses (New York University) 2011 - 2013

Programming and Software Engineering
  • Programming Languages
  • Production Quality Software
  • Open Source Tools
  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Database Systems
Computation for Science and Society
  • Computer Graphics, showcase
  • Applications Server
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Communication and Networks
  • Operating Systems
Computer Theory
  • Fundamental Algorithms

Undergraduate Courses (Mahidol University) 2006 - 2010

Programming and Software Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Programming Techniques
  • System Programming
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
Computer and Network Security
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Computer Security
  • Database Systems
  • Data Mining
Computation for Science and Society
  • Computer Applications
  • Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • Information Technology in Daily Life
  • Image Processing
  • Computer Engineering Project
  • Operating Systems
Computer Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to IC Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Electric Circuit Analysis
  • Engineering Electronics
Computer Theory
  • Data structures and Algorithms
  • Numerical Methods and Applications
  • Discrete Mathematics