Hiring PhD Students

Hiring PhD students

Now hiring PhD students for Fall 2024 for projects in programming languages, software engineering, and security.




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


CyberSP Cluster

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 program analysis, software engineering, and security. Projects include analysis of configurable software, software supply chain security, and corporate entity tracking. His work has been published in venues such as ICSE, ESEC/FSE, and PLDI and has been recognized with a DARPA Young Faculty Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and an ACM SIGPLAN Research Highlight.


Jan 2023
Our paper "Maximizing Patch Coverage for Testing of Highly-Configurable Software without Exploding Build Times" has been accepted to FSE 2024!
Nov 2023
Martin de Salterain has joined the lab.
Aug 2023
Our paper "Semantic Analysis of Macro Usage for Portability" by Brent Pappas and Paul Gazzillo was accepted to ICSE 2024!
June 2023
Sanan Hasanov has reported a Linux Kernel bug that resulted in CVE-2023-3161.
June 2023
Sanan Hasanov will be interning at Margin Research Security. Congrats, Sanan!
May 2023
I was awarded a planning grant with Myra Cohen to develop community infrastructure for configurability research.
May 2023
Brent Pappas will be interning at Trail of Bits. Congrats, Brent!

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