About Me

I'm currently a first year PhD student at UC San Diego. My academic interests lie in security and privacy, specifically in the intersection of measurement and usable security --- I'm also interested in network security and applied cryptography. I am a part of the Sysnet, CryptoSec, and CNS groups here at UC San Diego, as well as Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR). I am advised by Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage.

Prior to UC San Diego, I attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where I received a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering. While I was there, I worked with Alex Halderman and Michael Bailey, where I focused on network security and measurement, mainly via Internet-Wide Scanning.

My CV is located here.


Security Challenges in an Increasingly Tangled Web
Deepak Kumar, Zane Ma, Zakir Durumeric, Ariana Mirian, Joshua Mason, J. Alex Halderman, Michael Bailey
To Appear: 26th International World Wide Web Conference, Perth, Australia, April 2017

An Internet-Wide View of ICS Devices
Ariana Mirian, Zane Ma, David Adrian, Matthew Tischer, Thasphon Chuenchujit, Tim Yardley, Robin Berthier, Josh Mason, Zakir Durumeric, J. Alex Halderman, and Michael Bailey
14th Annual Privacy, Security and Trust Conference (PST), Auckland, NZ, December 2016

A Search Engine Backed by Internet Wide Scanning
Zakir Durumeric, David Adrian, Ariana Mirian, Michael Bailey, J. Alex Halderman
22nd ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Denver, CO, October 2015

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor MITM…An Empirical Analysis of Mail Delivery Security
Zakir Durumeric, David Adrian, Ariana Mirian, James Kasten, Kurt Thomas, Vijay Eranti, Nicolas Lidzborski, Elie Bursztein, Michael Bailey, J. Alex Halderman
15th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Tokyo, October 2015
IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP)

Interests outside of Research

Surprisingly, I have some interests outside of research! The picture listed at the top of this page is from when I was in Innsbruck, Austria. I've listed a few other interests below and am always excited to talk to other people who are passionate as well.

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  • amirian@cs.ucsd.edu
  • arianamirian28@gmail.com