Frank Li

Email: frankli at cs dot berkeley dot edu
Twitter: @frankli714


Hello world! I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in UC Berkeley's Computer Security research group, advised by
Vern Paxson.

My research aims to improve how security issues are resolved in practice. I look at this through a variety of lenses: empirical measurements of security stances across the Internet, controlled experiments with notification outreach efforts, large-scale analyses of software vulnerabilities and their fixes, and the development of systems to assist with remediation. I have additionally done work on a number of other security/privacy topics, including applied cryptography, censorship measurements, IPv6 scanning, and web security.

I am a member of CESR, and have been supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. During my Ph.D., I have spent two summers interning on Google's Security, Privacy & Abuse Research team, and one summer interning at Microsoft Research. Prior to Berkeley, I spent four awesome undergraduate years at MIT.

Publications

Teaching

At Berkeley, I've been a graduate TA for CS161 (Computer Security) in both Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, and was selected for an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award.

Back at MIT, I was an undergraduate TA for 6.033 (Computer Systems Engineering) in Spring 2013. I also was a lecturer for 6.S096 (Introduction to C and C++), a for-credit January-term course, in January of 2012 and 2013.