38th IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

Details subject to change!

Student Program Committee

Following a successful model used at other premier technical conferences (sometimes called a "Shadow PC"), IEEE Security & Privacy will be organizing its second Student Program Committee in 2017. The Student PC will consist of students and junior researchers and will provide reviews on a subset of submissions to the conference (paper authors may choose to opt-out of student reviews).

The Student PC will function much like an independent version of the "Senior" PC, including holding an in-person PC meeting and choosing its own program of papers. Student PC reviews will be made available (anonymized) to the Senior PC, although student PC members will not attend the Senior PC meeting and the Student PC program acceptance decisions will not be made available.

The Student PC meeting will be held on Saturday January 7, 2017 at Cornell Tech in New York City, NY (effectively co-located with Real World Crypto 2017 which will be held from January 4-6, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City, NY).

The Student PC will be chaired by William Enck of North Carolina State University.

If you are interested in participating, please apply by sending mail to by October 1st, 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why hold a Student PC?

A. The Student PC is intended primarily to be an educational experience, modeled after successful Student PCs at SOSP, NSDI and other computer science conferences. The Student PC will write reviews of the real submissions to IEEE S&P in real time and will have an in-person Student PC meeting that closely simulates the full PC meeting. The Student PC members will debate papers and select a full program of papers. In addition, there will be two activities to help Student PC members better understand the conference paper selection process. Before reviews are assigned, there will be a teleconference discussing the components of good and bad reviews. Following the Student PC meeting, there will be a meta-discussion about the process. This discussion will focus on how to effectively review papers and the dynamics of choosing a conference program. After the Student PC, the Student PC reviews will be available (blinded) at the senior PC meeting and to the authors of the papers (marked as Student PC reviews).

Q. Who can participate in the Student PC?

A. The Student PC is open to PhD students and post-docs working in security and privacy who have not yet served on a "major" program committee (e.g. IEEE Security and Privacy, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, CRYPTO). If more applications are received than there is room, students will be given priority based on seniority in their programs and chosen to ensure diversity of backgrounds, institutions, and research interests.

Q. What is required of Student PC members?

A. Because the Student PC reviews will be available to the senior PC and paper authors, requirements are similar:

Q. Why should students participate?

A. While being a member of a Student PC is a significant amount of work, we expect it will be rewarding for a number of reasons, including:

Q. How can I apply?

A. Please email by October 1st, 2016 with the following information:

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59:59 EST (UTC-5).

Deadline to apply for Student PC October 1, 2016
Student PC membership notification October 6, 2016
Conference submission deadline November 11, 2016
Bids for papers to review November 15, 2016
Review deadline December 16, 2016
Discussion period December 17-31, 2016
Student PC meeting January 7, 2017

Student Program Committee


William Enck North Carolina State University

Student Members

Heribeto Acosta-Maestre Nova Southeastern University
Erdem Alkim Ege University, Turkey
Rahul Chatterjee Cornell University
Qi Alfred Chen University of Michigan
Nathan Dautenhahn University of Pennsylvania
Bernardo David Aarhus University
Earlence Fernandes University of Michigan
Gabriel Ferreira Carnegie Mellon University
Fatemeh Ganji Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin
Esha Ghosh Brown University
Shuang Hao University of California, Santa Barbara
Martin Henze RWTH Aachen University
Vahid Heydari University of Alabama in Huntsville
Yaoqi Jia National University of Singapore
Amin Kharraz Northeastern University
Gokhan Kul University at Buffalo
Yonghwi Kwon Purdue University
Christopher Liebchen Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt
Kangjie Lu Georgia Institute of Technology
Darya Melicher Carnegie Mellon University
Tarik Moataz Colorado State University and Telecom Bretagne
Ahmad Moghimi Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Veelasha Moonsamy Radboud University, The Netherlands
Adwait Nadkarni North Carolina State University
Dimitrios Papadopoulos University of Maryland, College Park
Ashay Rane The University of Texas at Austin
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez Purdue University
Peter Scholl University of Bristol
Arash Shaghaghi The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) and Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Maliheh Shirvanian University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mehmet Sinan INCI Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ivo Sluganovic University of Oxford
Guillermo Suarez-Tangil Royal Holloway, University of London
Kimia Tajik Oregon State University
Santiago Torres-Arias New York University
Junia Valente The University of Texas at Dallas
Yonghui (Yohu) Xiao Emory University
Minhui Xue New York University Shanghai
Yuankai Zhang Georgetown University
Gaoqiang Zhuo Binghamton University