Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate RAs

Two new undergraduate research assistants will join me over summer thanks to a generous REU supplement from the NSF. Also, keep an eye out for details about my upcoming sessions at UCF’s Camp Connect.

Education and Outreach



The Applied Programming Languages, Software Engineering, and Education (APPLeSEEd) Lab tackles problems in software, security, and systems and cultivates computational thinking.


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CyberSP Cluster

The Cyber Security and Privacy (CyberSP) Cluster is a university-wide research cluster formed as part of the Faculty Cluster Initiative that focuses on security and privacy in cyberspace.


Paul Gazzillo is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Central Florida. He received his PhD from NYU and previously worked as a Post-Doc at Yale and a Research Scholar at Stevens Institute. His research aims to make it easier to develop safe and secure software, and it spans programming languages, security, software engineering, and systems. Projects include analysis of configurable systems, side-channel attack detection, and concurrent smart contracts. His work has been published in venues such as PLDI, ESEC/FSE, and PODC and has been recognized with a SIGPLAN Research Highlight.


May 2019
I gave a guest talk at SNAPL, "Can We Replace the Preprocessor by Extending C?​".
May 2019
I gave an invited talk, "Security Considerations for Highly-Configurable Software", at the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies.
April 2019
Josh Santana and Pradheep Kethi-Reddy will be working with me over the summer thanks to generous funding from the NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates.
Jan 2019
Jin Koay has joined as an undergraduate research assistant.
Dec 2018
Our paper "Conditional Compilation is Dead, Long Live Conditional Compilation!" has been accepted to ICSE NIER!
Sep 2018
I gave a talk on our SPLC Challenge Track paper "Localizing Configurations in Highly-Configurable Systems".
Aug 2018
Joined University of Central Florida as an assistant professor.

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