Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Unexpected Computations, Exploit Writing and Offensive Security Research

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
LINC 200

Speaker Information

Rodrigo Rubira Branco
Chief Security Researcher
Intel Corporation


This talk is a discussion about the career of a vulnerability researcher in the industry, reasoning on why vulnerabilities exist (and can be exploited) and actual examples of how they can be found and exploited.

Speaker Bio

Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) works as Chief Security Researcher at Intel Corporation where he leads the STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team. Previous to that, he led the Core Client and BIOS Teams. He is the Founder of the Dissect || PE Malware Analysis Project. Rodrigo held positions as Director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys and as Chief Security Research at Check Point where he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in many important software. In 2011 he was honored as one of the top contributors of Adobe. Previous to that, he worked as Senior Vulnerability Researcher in COSEINC, as Principal Security Researcher at Scanit and as Staff Software Engineer in the IBM Advanced Linux Response Team (ALRT) also working in the IBM Toolchain (Debugging) Team for the PowerPC Architecture. He is a member of the RISE Security Group and is one of the organizers of Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest security research conference in Latin America. He is an active contributor to open-source projects (like ebizzy, linux kernel, others). Accepted speaker in lots of security and open-source related events as Black Hat, Hack in The Box, XCon, OLS, Defcon, Hackito, Zero Nights, PhDays, Troopers, Andsec, Ekoparty and many others. Rodrigo is also part of the committee for many security conferences, such as Black Hat USA/Europe/Asia (invited reviewer), PhDays, Hackito, NoSuchCon, Opcde, CCNC, LACSEC and others.

Past Colloquia

David J. Allstot
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Dr. Tawfik Arabi
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am to 10:50am
Christian Kästner
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Radu Fetche
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Dr. Aaron S. Crandall
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Dr. James Buckwalter
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Kiri Wagstaff
Monday, September 26, 2011 (All day)
Anindya Patthak
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 (All day)
Sriraam Natarajan
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm