Jason Croft

PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801

Email: croft1 (at) illinois (dot) edu

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I am a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at UIUC advised by Professor Matthew Caesar. I am currently interning at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), where I am working with Professor Vern Paxson. Previously, I spent some time at Microsoft Research in Redmond working with Ratul Mahajan and Madan Musuvathi.

Prior to UIUC, I completed my undergraduate degree at Boston College in 2009 and was advised by Gang Tan and Robert Signorile. I interned at Microsoft in the summer of 2008 on the Forefront Security team and worked as a Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) on the Active Directory team from 2009-2010.

My research interests include system reliability and security, information leakage, program analysis, and model checking.

Outside of research, I enjoy running, motorcycling, reading random Wikipedia articles, and playing the pipe organ (especially JS Bach and JA Alain). As an undergraduate at Boston College, I studied organ with Timothy Zimmerman.


Jason Croft, Ratul Mahajan, Matthew Caesar, and Madan Musuvathi. Back to the Future: Forcasting Program Behavior in Automated Homes. MSR Technical Report, 2012. [pdf]

Jason Croft and Robert Signorile. Secure Distribution of Confidential Information via Self-Destructing Data. In 8th World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) International Conference on Data Networks, Communication, Computers (DNCOCO '09), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, November 2009. [pdf]

Jason Croft and Robert Signorile. A Self-Destructing File Distribution System with Feedback for Peer-to-Peer Networks. In 9th World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) International Conference on Applied Computer Science (ACS '09), Genova, Italy, October 2009. [pdf]

Gang Tan and Jason Croft. An Empirical Security Study of the Native Code in the JDK. In 17th USENIX Security Symposium 2008 (USENIX Security '08), San Jose, California, USA, July 2008. [pdf] [tech report]

Jason Croft and Gang Tan. Security Analysis of the Native Code in Suns JDK. In 23rd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC '07), Work-in-Progress session, Miami, Florida, USA, December 2007. [pdf]



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