PhD Students

12079059_10207791088046205_4690405920015358193_nSridhar ADEPU

Sridhar’s work focuses on verification, safety, security and reliability of cyber physical systems. Prior to his PhD study, Sridhar was a Research Assistant at iTrust. He also worked as Assistant Professor at Vignan University, India. Sridhar holds a Masters degree in software engineering from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India. He has a B.Tech in computer science from the Kakatiya University, India.

Supervisor: Aditya Mathur

MujeebChuadhry Mujeeb AHMED

Mujeeb received his BS Communication Systems Engineering degree from Institute of Space Technology Islamabad, Pakistan. After a period working in industry and academia, he enrolled at Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea for MS in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation from SNU, he joined HITEC University, Pakistan as a lecturer in department of Electrical Engineering. Since January 2015 he is a PhD student at SUTD. His research interests are Cyber Security, Wireless and, Multimedia Communications.

Supervisor: Aditya Mathur
Project: Attack Detection Schemes for Secure Cyber Physical Systems

danDaniele ANTONIOLI

Daniele is an ISTD PhD student working with iTrust Research centre. Daniele is interested in Cyber-Physical Systems and Embedded Systems security.

Supervisor: Prof. Nils Ole Tippenhauer
Project: Cyber-Physical Systems and Embedded Systems Security


Jay is a PhD student at Wireless Security and Communication Lab at SUTD. He is currently involved in “Network Engineering Techniques for Wireless Security” project at iTrust. He received his Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi in 2013.

Photo PPGayathri SUGUMAR

Gayathri acquired her Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pondicherry Engineering College, India. After working as a Software Developer in industry, she enrolled in the ISTD Pillar in SUTD to continue her learning pursuits. Her research interests are cyber-physical security for critical infrastructure, Computer Networks and Automata.

Supervisor: Aditya Mathur

Current Student Researchers

rileyRiley Hale AERIA

Riley is currently a 3rd year student from Singapore Polytechnic having his internship at iTrust. He was intrigued by the growing popularity of IT and realized it’s profound impact it had on other people’s lives. Thus, sparking a new path when he chose to take a Diploma in Information Technology. He is looking forward to acquiring a new set of skills here while being exposed to a wider array of projects such as Multi layer data acquisition for Cyber Physical Systems.

claudiaAW Tong Xuan Claudia

Claudia is currently an ISTD Junior in SUTD. She is still deciding what to take as her major but has interest in cyber security. She is also keen on learning ethical hacking. She is working on automated pentesting in iTrust and her motto in life is to “eat, sleep, play, repeat”

arjunArjun Singh BRAR

Currently a Junior in ISTD, Arjun is planning on specializing in Communications and Security. He is interested in cybersecurity in all aspects, especially vulnerability assessment of networks. He is currently on board a project that involves setting up a mini World Wide Web using Tor routing unique traffic.

dhyDhanya JANAKI

Dhanya is a Sophomore in the ISTD Pillar in SUTD. WShe is interested in all things security and networks related. She believes that these are niche areas that have yet to show their fullest potential, and enjoy researching in these unexplored areas. She is helping with a project of setting up a Mini World Wide Web using Tor routing unique traffic. 

Muhammad Syuqri Bin JOHANNA

Syuqri is currently an ISTD Junior in SUTD. He will be taking up Security and Communications as his major. He enjoys learning and improving his skills in graphic design and software development with hopes to get into the gaming industry when he joins the workforce in the future.


koh_kaiweiKOH Kai Wei

Kai Wei is an ISTD Junior with a passion for technology. Having graduated from the diploma of Information Security in Nanyang Polytechnic, Kai Wei is keen on learning more in security technologies through research projects with iTrust.

dilyDily LEE

Dily is an ISTD Undergraduate with an interest in cyber security research, and improving his skills when faced with a difficult challenges. She is currently assisting in the secured data acquisition and visualisation for CPS.

nigel2Nigel LEONG

Nigel is an ISTD Junior studying in the Security and Communication track. After a short stint as an intern at DSO National Laboratories, he wanted to learn more about cyber security. During his internship, he took part in a CTF competition organised by Facebook and HITB. This further solidified his interest in cyber-security. Nigel currently assists in research on generating new exploits for IoT devices using machine learning.

tan-shu-yun2TAN Shun Yu

Shun Yu is an ISTD Junior studying in the Artificial Intelligence track. She first came into contact with exploitation of program vulnerabilities during her exchange at MIT, and thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on experiences in cracking passwords and patching simple programs modify their behaviour. This interest was further piqued by joining her first CTF competition. Shun Yu currently assists in research on generating new exploits for IoT devices using machine learning.

nikkiNikki TIBREWALA

Nikki is currently an ISTD junior in SUTD, doing her majors in Business Analytics. Working on various IoT projects as part of her academic modules got her interested in IoT. Now, she is working in the IoT lab to assist researchers in extending the IoT scanner’s capability with additional protocol support.

jonathanwee2Jonathan WEE

Jonathan is currently an ISTD Sophomore in SUTD. He will be taking up Security and Communications as his major. He enjoys playing chess as well as taking part in hackathons and CTFs. At iTrust, Jonathan assists in fuzzing the Modbus communication protocol at SWaT. He hopes to gain experience in the many facets of cyber security to better prepare himself for the workforce in the future.

randolphRandolph WONG

Randolph is an ISTD junior. When he was still in Singapore Poly, he tried his hands at reverse engineering by following some online tutorials.  This, along with his internship at DSO piqued his interest in computer security. He now participates in CTFs once in a while and hopes to expand his knowledge during his time at iTrust’s Research & Security Innovation Lab for IoT, assisting in the firmware analysis of IoT devices.

Past Student Researchers

students-prashanth-anvithaPrashanth ANVITHA

Prashanth is a junior year undergraduate student majoring in Information Systems Technology and Desi gn (ISTD) at SUTD. She likes working on projects that lie at the intersection of technology and society. Cyber security is another exciting field that she has started exploring. During her free time she likes to dance and read. Dancing is the best way to de-stress!


Currently a Sophomore in ISTD, he has an interest in world history and its relation to modern day challenges such as cyber security. He holds a Diploma in Aerospace Electronics from Ngee Ann Polytechnic where he found interest in programming and algorithm design. One of the projects he has embarked on is an Android application to assist the visually-impaired to identify grocery products. At SUTD, he is part of a student team to help in setting up a Mini World Wide Web using Tor routing unique traffic.

Shuan ChuaShaun CHUA

Shaun is a 2nd year student that is currently studying in Nanyang Polytechnic currently pursuing a Diploma in Information Security. He is interested in Cyber Forensics and solving mysteries and crimes that involve the use of technology on a different level.

CHUA Yee Ling

Yee Ling is a fresh graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma in Automation and Mechatronic Systems. She was working at the Automation System Center previously. However, after having an opportunity to work in iTrust, she came over to help out in the automated test bed project, hoping to learn new things like programming, which will benefit her in the future while waiting for her university.

kathKatherine FENNEDY

Katherine is currently enrolled in in ISTD Pillar in SUTD. She is a strong believer that everything always seems impossible until it is done, and her inspiration mainly comes from food, friends and family.

Clive GohClive GOH

Clive is a student from Nanyang Polytechnic having his university immersion in SUTD. He is currently pursuing the Diploma in Information technology and his interest are programming and web development.

1_HatibMuhammad Hatib Bin Abdul Aziz

Hatib has a strong interest in technology, especially in software engineering and cyber security. He gained software development skills from multiple work experiences in web and mobile development, in companies both big and small. He was involved in the “Cyber Security Patrol” project to launch a cyber-attack using just a drone and an application running on an Android smartphone.

Hiang Cheong KaiHIANG Cheong Kai

Cheong Kai is a Computer Engineering student in EPD Pillar in SUTD. He has a strong interest in technology and consequently also in security, given the increasingly interconnected world.

HUANG Li Jiang

Li Jiang graduated from Ngee Ann polytechnic with a diploma in Mechatronics and Automation. He is currently assisting in a project on 3D printer security at iTRUST while waiting for his university. He is an avid fan of movies and Japanese anime.


Ramadhan is currently a Nanyang Polytechnic student studying Diploma in Information Technology. He had started his interest for computers ever since he was as young as five years old when his father bought a personal computer for him to play with. He chose to study in the broader Information Technology course so that he can learn as many IT skills as possible.

5_AveryAvery KHOO

Avery is an undergraduate in ISTD, focusing on Artificial Intelligence as well as Networks and Security. He has interests in general game playing, optimisation, as well as physics and stamp collecting. He is also engaged in a project to Design and build emulator for SWAT, damaging the system but not the actual infrastructure.

7f4c7352-9dd3-4427-aa25-d5ee100550f1William KOH

William is a Sophomore in ISTD Pillar in SUTD. He will be majoring in the security and communications track in his third year. He is interested in cyber security and keenly follows news and technology updates related to cyber security.

KONG Jie Ming Jeremy

Jeremy is a fresh graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma in Automation and Mechatronic Systems. He is currently working under iTrust on the Automated TestBed. He is a PC enthusiast and is keen on exploring new technologies.

2_DabinDabin LEE

Dabin is a junior year undergraduate student majoring in ISTD – Security and Communication track at SUTD. His interests include cybersecurity, Internet of Things and air gap malware. He is interested in pursuing research.

James LeeJames LEE

James is a 3rd year student in Nanyang Polytechnic, studying a Diploma in Information Technology. His interests include anything technology related, especially new innovations, gadgets, mobiles and software development.

zishanLEE Zi Shan

Senior year student majoring in Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). Research interest is in cyber security and machine learning.


LIN Yijuan

Yijuan is a passionate and proactive ISTD undergraduate with various experiences in Android and iOS development and strong technical knowledge of programming and machine learning.


Michael ONG

Michael is a senior year undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at SUTD. He is interested in improving the security of critical infrastructure. Michael has also started exploring cybersecurity threats to infrastructure. During his free time Michael likes to read about history. He was engaged in a project to Design and build emulator for SWAT, damaging the system but not the actual infrastructure.

Koyena2Koyena PAL

Koyena is an IB Year 2 student from Global Indian International School, Singapore. She has interests in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Security and Data Science. In iTrust, she worked in project SWaT and was supervised by Dr. Jonathan Goh and Prof. Aditya P. Mathur. She enjoys challenging tasks as they help her learn and improve her skills. In her leisure time, Koyena likes to play tennis and piano.

kwok howTAN Kwok How

Kwok How is currently a student in Nanyang polytechnic pursuing the diploma in Information Security. He has a strong interest in IT , especially in the areas concerning security.

students-tan-ching-yiTAN Ching Yi

Ching Yi is an Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) student from the graduating batch of 2015. She majors in the Security and Communications track. Her interests lie in ethical hacking and software engineering.

TAN Jun Qi

Jun Qi is currently a sophomore in the ISTD Pillar in SUTD. She is still trying to figure out her interests in life, and in the meantime will be working on a project under iTrust to develop smart Android malware.

marcusMarcus TAN

Marcus is a senior year student majoring in ISTD, with plans to specialize in Artificial Intelligence and Security. He is interested in projects that involves machine learning and hopes to apply what he has learnt in theory in real life applications. 

students-tan-wei-yangTAN Wei Yang

Wei Yang is an undergraduate from Singapore University of Technology and Design, majoring in Information Systems Technology and Design. He is interested in computer network and cybersecurity, particularly activities in the lower layers of communications.

ef803f73-8b74-4f75-8f79-ab3015da396bTAN Ying Ting

Ying Ting is a Secondary One student from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School. She enjoys programming and writing simple codes, as well as photography.

profileThan Tun THEIN

Than Tun graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering. Currently, he is a junior year student enrolled in Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar in SUTD.

3_Hui HuiTIANG Hui Hui

Hui Hui is a junior year undergraduate student majoring in ISTD. She is interested in all projects that are related to security and artificial intelligence. During her free time Hui Hui likes to learn new languages (e.g. Japanese) and play games. She is engaged in Reverse Malware Engineering where she needs to learn the basics of static property analysis, static code analysis and behavioural analysis of a malware.

6_StephenStephen VU

Stephen is an Engineering System and Design (ESD) undergraduate from SUTD. Even though he is not a Computer Science major, he is an enthusiast when it comes to cyber attacks. His interests in Cyber Security include Security Assessment Protocols and Social Engineering.

1465352_10152472819514094_2782905399821366299_nYONG Ching Yan

Ching Yan is an ISTD Junior majoring in the Security and Communication Track at SUTD. She is keen to explore new fields, and her areas of interests include cybersecurity and UI/UX development. She was working in a project in “Advancing Security of Public Infrastructure using Resilience and Economics”.

photo1YUAN Bowei

Bowei is an exchange student from Zhejiang University (ZJU). He majors in ZJU-SFU Computing Science Dual Degree Programme offered by ZJU, China and Simon Fraser University, Canada. Bowei has strong interests in CPS. He worked on integrating the Device Level Ring (DLR) protocol used by Secured Water Treatment testbed (SWaT) into miniCPS, a toolkit that can help to develop attacks and defences that can be directly applied to real CPS.

ZhexianZHANG Zhexian

A bug hater, tech lover, and life liver, Zhexian is an Information Systems Technology and Design undergraduate in SUTD. After exploring web development, banking technology, and the Internet of Things, she has started yet another exciting journey in cyber security with iTrust. Her main research area here is the generation of computer security exploits through machine learning.

students-zhou-yunkeZHOU Yunke

Yunke is an ISTD junior year student. Her interests are in computing, mainly focusing on cyber security and mobile development.