Behnaz Hassanshahi

Behnaz Hassanshahi - Postdoctoral Researcher

Behnaz Hassanshahi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Oracle Labs Australia. In her current work, Behnaz is exploring dynamic analysis and fuzzing techniques that aim to find security vulnerabilities in programs.

This is her second stint at Oracle Labs. When Behnaz worked here in 2015 as an intern in the Java Vulnerability Detection team, she designed an adaptive points-to framework that scales over OpenJDK.

After graduating from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering), Behnaz did her PhD at the National University of Singapore. While at NUS, she also picked up the Singapore International Graduate Award, and was a member of the Security Research Group.

Her thesis topic – Characterization, Detection and Exploitation of Injection Attacks in Android – and the security research prepared her well for her work at Oracle.

‘I’m looking forward to doing more research on program analysis and its intersection with computer security,’ Behnaz said.

‘In the long run, I hope that my work goes some way towards making the world a safer place.’


* PhD in Computer Science, 2011-2016, National University of Singapore

* BSc in Software Engineering, 2006–2010, Amirkabir University of Technology