Curriculum Vitae

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan where my research focuses on computer security. I am advised by Professor J. Alex Halderman. I can best be reached at


University of Michigan

  • Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
  • Advisor: Professor J. Alex Halderman

University of Michigan

  • B.S.E. Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics

Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention 2016
  • Best Paper Award, CCS'15, Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice
  • 2015 Pwnie for Most Innovative Research, Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice

Selected Conference Papers

Towards a Complete View of the Certificate Ecosystem

  • Benjamin VanderSloot, Johanna Amann, Matthew Bernhard,
  •       Zakir Durumeric, Michael Bailey, J. Alex Halderman
  • ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'16), November 2016

Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice

  • David Adrian, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Zakir Durumeric, Pierrick Gaudry, Matthew Green,
  •       J. Alex Halderman, Nadia Heninger, Drew Springall, Emmanuel Thomé, Luke Valenta,
  •       Benjamin VanderSloot, Eric Wustrow, Santiago Zanella-Beguelin, and Paul Zimmermann
  • ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15), October 2015 — Best Paper Award
  • 2015 Pwnie for Most Innovative Research

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

An ISP-Scale Deployment of TapDance

  • Sergey Frolov, Fred Douglas, Will Scott, Allison McDonald,Benjamin VanderSloot,
  •        Rod Hynes, Adam Kruger, Michalis Kallitsis, David G. Robinson, Steve Schultze,
  •        Nikita Borisov, J. Alex Halderman, and Eric Wustrow
  • USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI'17), August 2017

A Security Analysis of Police Computer Systems

  • IEEE Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST'16), December 2016

DDoSCoin: Cryptocurrency with a Malicious Proof-of-Work

  • Benjamin VanderSloot, Stuart Wheaton, J. Alex Halderman
  • USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT'16), August 2016

A Memory Rename Table to Reduce Energy and Improve Performance

  • Joseph Pusdesris, Benjamin VanderSloot, Trevor Mudge
  • International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED'14), August 2014


University Service

May 2016 – May 2017

CSEG Vice President/Treasurer

Computer Science and Engineering Graduate student organization, University of Michigan

May 2014 – December 2014

HKN Student Chapter President

Eta Kappa Nu, Beta-Epsilon, University of Michigan

Professional Experience

June 2014 – Aug 2014

Software Development Engineer Intern

Microsoft, Windows Operating Systems Services Group

  • Designed, deployed redundant storage layer for reliablility in memcached-like service
  • Worked with other teams in the organization to promote use of designed storage stack

May 2012 – Aug 2012

Software Engineer Intern

Qualcomm Incorporated, Windows 8 Group

  • Designed a new test automation framework
  • Educated test technicians and engineers how to use the developed framework