PhD in Computing • 2016-2019 (Expected)
Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Todd McDonald
Area of Interest: Homomorphic Obfuscation, Software Security, MATE Attacks, Reverse Engineering, Obfuscation, White Box Cryptography, Homomorphic Encryption, Component Encryption.
Master of Science: Computer and Information Systems • 2014-2016
Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Todd McDonald
Master's Thesis: “Comparing the Effectiveness of Commercial Obfuscators against Man-at-the-End Attacks”
Bachelor of Science: Computer Science Engineering • 2010-2014
March 2014 - Security Analysis of a Single Sign-On Mechanism for Distributed Computer Networks
December 2013 -Technical Seminar Evaluation Systems
Enhanced Operating System Protection to Support Digital Forensic Investigations
McDonald, J. T., Manikyam, R., Glisson, W. B., Andel, T. R., & Gu, Y. X. (2017, August). Enhanced Operating System Protection to Support Digital Forensic Investigations. In Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS, 2017 IEEE (pp. 650-659). IEEE.
Comparing the Effectiveness of Commercial Obfuscators against MATE Attacks
Manikyam, R., McDonald, J. T., Mahoney, W. R., Andel, T. R., & Russ, S. H. (2016, December). Comparing the effectiveness of commercial obfuscators against MATE attacks. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Software Security, Protection, and Reverse Engineering (p. 8). ACM.
Graduate Research Assistant • June 2016 - Present
Working on implementing and evaluating a general program protection using the features from White-box Cryptography, Homomorphic Encryption and Component Encryption
Software Developer (Intern) • January 2016 - August 2016
• Migration of website from classic ASP to ASP.NET
• Coding changes (HTML, ASPX, Code behind, Client-Side Script,
C# Class Libraries, Windows Service, Web Services etc.) and ensure a successful build.
• Plan and Identify the core stack order for deployment and prioritize completion of product in correct order.
Graduate Research Assistant • January 2015 - May 2016
• Assisted in the presentation of lab demonstrations during the field trip
activities that are computing-based learning activities connected to STEM curriculum.
• The topics included forensics, software protection, malware analysis, network defense, cyber warfare, and personal web security.
Software Developer (Intern) • January 2014 - June 2014
• Collaborated with Product Management and User Experience experts
regarding product definition, schedule, scope and project-related decisions.
• Built, tested and deployed scalable, highly available and modular consumer based application "kidslink" using Ruby on Rails.
• Attended the security conference and workshop ACSAC 2017 in Orlando, Florida
• Presented paper "Enhanced Operating System Protection to Support Digital Forensic Investigations" at SPREG and DFII
• Presented paper "Comparing the Effectiveness of Commercial Obfuscators against Man-at-the-End Attacks" at SSPREW-6
• Presented paper "Comparing the effectiveness of Commercial Obfuscators against Man-at-the-End Attacks" at SPREG and DFII
• Presented a workshop on "Cyber Ethics and Hacking" during Cyber Awareness Month
• Presented Master's thesis "Comparing the effectiveness of Commercial Obfuscators against Man-at-the-End Attacks" in 3MT
• Academic Topper for four consecutive years (2010-2014)
• Awarded second for presenting a paper on Surface Computing at AAGAMA'13 (National Level Technical Fest held at the Anurag Group of Institutions)
• Received memento and appreciation for organizing the fest Tekzion'12 (National Level Techno-Cultural Symposium) in the state of Telangana, India