Jay Ligatti

J. Ligatti

Associate Professor

Office: ENB 333
Phone: (813) 974-0908
Ligatti email

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Research Interests
Software security and programming languages, including:
   • attacks on software (such as buffer overflows and SQL injections),
   • runtime defense mechanisms (such as CFI, firewalls, and other monitors),
   • theories of security (such as security models, approaches to composing security policies, and enforceability theory),
   • strong type systems for programming languages, and
   • tools for specifying and managing complex security policies.

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Princeton University (2006)
M.A. in Computer Science, Princeton University (2003)
B.S. in Computer Science, University of South Carolina (2001)
B.M. in Music Composition, University of South Carolina (2001)

Honors and Awards:
• ACM Senior Member, 2016
• Test of Time Award at the 2015 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), for Control-Flow Integrity
• USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 2009
• NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2008