Srikanth Palla named Outstanding Master's Student in Computer Science

Srikanth Palla comes from a sleepy town called Vizayanagaram in Southern India. During his stay at UNT, he worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Ram Dantu in Network Security Laboratory (NSL) which is very active in researching network security. He published research papers in prestigious conferences and journals. Notably, in 2006, he went to MIT (MIT Spam Conference 2006) to present a paper on detecting phishing attacks in emails. In the same year, Srikanth and Dr. Dantu also presented another research paper, "Unwanted SMTP Paths and Relays" in IEEE 2nd International Conference on COMmunication System softWAre and MiddlewaRE (COMSWARE 2007) in Bangalore, India. Srikanth successfully defended his thesis titled "A Multi-Variate Analyses of SMTP Paths and Relays to Restrict Spam and Phishing Attacks in Emails" in October 2006 and graduated from the Computer Science Department. Currently, he is working as a VoIP test engineer in tekVizion Labs in Dallas. His hands-on experience with VOIP equipment in the Network Security Laboratory helped him ease into his job very quickly. When Srikanth is not busy with his research for anti-spam solutions, he loves reading, watching cricket, and spending time fishing and camping in the great outdoors.

Monday, April 2, 2007