Prashant Anantharaman
பிரசாந்த் அனந்தராமன்

Pronounced as : PRUH-shanth uh-NAN-thuh-RAH-mun

Senior Security Researcher at Narf Industries LLC

Last updated on 17 January, 2024


I earned my PhD in Computer Science from Dartmouth College in May 2022 after defending my thesis titled "Protecting Systems From Exploits Using Language-Theoretic Security." I worked with Dr. Sean W. Smith and Dr. Sergey Bratus during my time there. Additionally, Dr. Shagufta Mehnaz and Dr. Natarajan Shankar served on my thesis committee. I also spent the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018 at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), Menlo Park, CA.

I am interested in the following areas of Computer Security and Privacy:
  • Language-Theoretic Security
  • Secure File Format Design
  • Security of Critical Infrastructure
  • Internet of Things Security and Privacy
  • Social Aspects of Privacy
  • I am always on the lookout for new books to read. You can check my recommendations here.

News Updates

  • October 2023: We published multiple blog posts outlining our new HTTP request smuggling findings:
  • October 2023: We received a $1.86M contract from ARPA-H to work on improving the interoperability of electronic health records.
  • September 2023: Prashant will join the CEG Alumni Association North America (CEGAANA) board as the Joint Secretary on a two year term.
  • September 2022: Slides from my Nullcon talk are available in the "Talks" page
  • June 2022: I will be speaking at Nullcon Goa 2022 in September 2022.
  • ... more