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Ankur Chowdhary

Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Grad Research Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Computer Science
Ira A Fulton Engineering


I am a PhD student specializing in Cybersecurity at ASU.  My research interests include Cloud Security, Network and Web Security. I am  captain for ASU - Cyber Security Defense Competition (CCDC)  team and Co-Instructor for Computer Network Security (CSE468) and Advanced Computer Network Security (CSE548). I am actively involved in Capture the Flag (CTF)  and blue teaming competions. I  have very keen interest in cybersecurity education and it's practical applications. I was awarded Outstanding TA award for Computer Science by ASU CIDSE for year 2016.


Graduate Student - PhD Computer Science (ASU) - Present

Graduate Student - MS Computer Science (ASU) 2013-2015

B.Tech - IT (GGSIPU, Delhi) (2007-2011)

Research Interests: 

Network and Web Security


Threat Intelligence

AI/ Machine Learning

Research Group: 

Secured Networking and Computing (ASU)

  • Combining Dynamic and Static Attack Information for Attack Tracing and Event Correlation, IEEE Globecomm, Abu Dhabi, 2018

  • US Patent 15795036: Security policy analysis framework for distributed software defined networking (sdn) based cloud environments

  • MTD Analysis and evaluation framework in Software Defined Network (MASON), ACM SDN-NFV Sec'18, 2018

  • Fault Tolerant Controller Placement in Distributed SDN Environments, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas, US 2018

  • Science DMZ: SDN based Secured Cloud Testbed (Demo Paper), IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, Berlin, Germany 2017

  • Brew: A Security Policy Analysis Framework for Distributed SDN-Based Cloud Environments, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2017

  • A Defense System for Defeating DDoS Attacks in SDN based Networks, ACM MobiWac 2017

  • Dynamic Game based Security framework in SDN-enabled Cloud Networking Environments, ACM SDN-NFV Sec'17, 2017

  • SDN based Scalable MTD solution in Cloud Network, ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense, 2016

  • Security Policy Checking in Distributed SDN Based Clouds, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2016

  • Software Defined Stochastic Model for Moving Target Defense, Springer Third International Afro-European Conference for Industrial Advancement AECIA, 2016

  • VC-bots: A Vehicular Cloud Computing Testbed with Mobile Robots, ACM First international workshop on internet of vehicles and vehicles of internet, 2016

  • Secure Mobile SDN, Masters Thesis, 2015
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 468Computer Network Security

CSE468 Computer Network Security (Co-Instructor) Fall 2017

CSE548 Advanced Computer Network Security (Co-Instructor) Spring 2017

Cybersecurity Capstone1&2 (Mentor) (2017-2018)

Captain: ASU Cybersecurity Defense Competition Team (2016,2017)

CSE546 Cloud Computing (Teaching Assistant) Fall 2016

CSE548 Advanced Computer Network Security (Teaching Assistant) Spring 2016

CSE468 Computer Network Security (Teaching Assistant) Fall 2015

CSE434 Computer Networks (Teaching Assistant) Spring 2015

CSE340 Principles of Programming Languages (Teaching Assitant) Spring 2016

CSE301 Computing Ethics (Teaching Assistant) Spring 2017

CSE110 Introduction to Programming - Java (Teaching Assistant) Fall 2015

Industry Positions: 

Security Assurenace R&D Intern (Blackberry) (2016)

Information Security Intern (RSG) (2015)

Associate Software Engineer (CSC) (2011-2013)