I am a full-time PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, advised by Dr. Xuxian Jiang. My research focus is in system virtualization and security.

I have over 12 years of industry experience, most of it at IBM. I was most recently the technical lead of a cross-continental team, delivering system virtualization differentiation on IBM System x servers. Some of my career highlights are here. I hold one US patent and have others currently pending.


"Process Out-Grafting: An Efficient "Out-of-VM" Approach for Fine-Grained Process Execution Monitoring", Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2011), Chicago, Il, October 2011, Deepa Srinivasan, Zhi Wang, Xuxian Jiang, Dongyan Xu. (acceptance rate: 14%)

"Time-traveling Forensic Analysis of VM-based High-interaction Honeypots", Proceedings of the 7th International ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2011), London, UK, September 2011, Deepa Srinivasan, Xuxian Jiang. (acceptance rate: 24.2%)

"DKSM: Subverting Virtual Machine Introspection for Fun and Profit", Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, October 2010, Sina Bahram, Xuxian Jiang, Zhi Wang, Mike Grace, Jinku Li, Deepa Srinivasan, Junghwan Rhee, Dongyan Xu.

"Scalable Integrity Monitoring in Virtualized Environments", The Fifth Annual Workshop on Scalable Trusted Computing, October 2010, Kenneth Goldman, Reiner Sailer, Deepa Srinivasan, Dimitrios Pendarakis.

"Transparent Protection of Commodity OS Kernels Using Hardware Virtualization" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, September 2010, Michael Grace, Zhi Wang, Deepa Srinivasan, Jinku Li, Xuxian Jiang, Zhenkai Liang, Siarhei Liakh.

"Security for the cloud infrastructure: Trusted virtual data center implementation." IBM Journal of Research and Development, Vol 53, No 4, 2009, Stefan Berger, Ramon Caceres, Kenneth Goldman, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Ronald Perez, Josyula R Rao, Eran Rom, Reiner Sailer, Wayne Schildhauer, Deepa Srinivasan, Sivan Tal, Enriquillo Valdez. (author names listed in alphabetical order)

"TVDc: managing security in the trusted virtual datacenter", ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, 2008, Stefan Berger, Ramon Caceres, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Ronald Perez, Reiner Sailer, Wayne Schildhauer, Deepa Srinivasan, Enriquillo Valdez. (author names listed in alphabetical order)

"Performance analysis of multi-dimensional packet classification on programmable network processors", 29th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, November 2004, Deepa Srinivasan, Wu-chang Feng. Also published in Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Vol 28, Issue 15, September 2005.

Career Highlights

Patents Granted

Awards & Honors


M.S., Computer Science, March 2003
OGI School of Science & Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR
Thesis: Performance Analysis of Packet Classification Algorithms on Network Processors
Advisor: Dr. Wu-chang Feng
Completed part-time with GPA 3.8/4.0 while working full-time at IBM.

B.Sc., Mathematics, March 1997
University of Madras, Chennai, India


Email: dsriniv AT ncsu DOT edu

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