I'm Alisha Ukani

I'm a CS PhD student at UC San Diego. I research the security and performance of complex systems. My advisor is Alex Snoeren and I'm a member of the SysNet and CryptoSec groups.

I finished my undergrad degree in CS at Harvard in 2020. I conducted research with Eddie Kohler and James Mickens on stateful serverless computing and browser extension sandboxing.

Off campus, I served on the City of Cambridge's Open Data Review Board. I've also been a Research Intern at Google and a Software Engineering intern at Slack and Google.

I am supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the ARCS Foundation San Diego Fellowship.

You can contact me at aukani [at] ucsd (dot) edu.

News

  • 2022-04-04 - Awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2022-03-30 - Giving a talk at the UCSD CSE Research Open House - come say hi!
  • 2021-11-03 - Presenting my paper "Locked-In During Lock-Down: Undergraduate Life on the Internet in a Pandemic" at IMC

Publications

  1. Locked-In during Lock-Down: Undergraduate Life on the Internet in a Pandemic, A. Ukani, A. Mirian, A. Snoeren, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Virtual, November 2021.
    24% acceptance rate
    [Paper] [Video]

Talks

  • "Locked-In during Lock-Down: Undergraduate Life on the Internet in a Pandemic"
    • UCSD CSE Research Open House (March 2022)
    • Stanford Empirical Security Research Group (November 2021)
    • Google Seminar (September 2021)
    • Google PhD Intern Research Conference (July 2021)
    • MIT Security Seminar (May 2021)
  • "Third Eye: A Browser Extension Attack to Spy from Webcams and Microphones"
    • Harvard SpeakSEAS (April 2019)