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This "Best Paper Award" assesses the top scholarly security research from the previous year. The focus of this competition is on research that has a practical impact.  With eligibility limited to already published papers or camera-ready papers, CSAW has a reputation for drawing some of the best security research worldwide. 

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2022 best papers

Congratulations to the paper authors!
2022 Best Papers

2022 finalists 


competition timeline

Paper Submission Deadline
North America: by 19 August 2022
Europe:            by 25 September 2022
MENA:                by 2 October 2022
Finalist Notification

by 16 October 2022

Actual Competition

by 11 November 2022

2022 Finalists
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2022 final judges


Final Judges
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2022 US-Canada Program Committee 

Committee members who serve as the Qualification Round Judges are listed in alphabetical order by last name. This list is not exhaustive of all committee members. We are grateful for the support of our reviewers, many of whom have been involved in supporting CSAW competitions in previous years. 

Bill Cheswick (University of Pennsylvania)

Chenghao Du (New York University) - co-chair

Chris Lamb Christian Krieg (TU Wien)

Danny Yuxing Huang (New York University) - co-chair

Dimitris Mouris (University of Delaware)

Eman Abu ishgair (Purdue University) - co-chair

Erin Avllazagaj (University of Maryland, College Park)

Frederico Araujo (IBM Research)

Hammond Pearce (NYU Tandon School of Engineering)

Hossein Siadati (Google Inc.)

Hyungjoon Koo (Sungkyunkwan University)

Iman Hosseini (NYU)

Jafar Haadi Jafarian (University of Colorado Denver)

Jay Koven Kejsi Take (New York University)

Kexin Pei (Columbia University)

Marc Waldman (Manhattan College, CIS Department)

Marina Moore (New York University)

Markus Jakobsson (ZapFraud)

Mohammed Shayan (New York University)

Nicholas Renner (NYU)

Paul Giura (Polytechnic Institute of NYU)

Periwinkle Doerfler (New York University)

Ren Ding (Meta)

Santiago Torres-Arias (Purdue University)

Saverio Fazzari (Booz Allen Hamilton)

Sazzadur Rahaman (University of Arizona)

Shravan Narayan (University of California San Diego)

Siddharth Muralee (Purdue University) - co-chair

Soyeon Park (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Tavish Vaidya (Google)

Theofilos Petsios (Columbia University)

Victor van der Veen (Qualcomm)

Vijay Prakash (New York University) - co-chair

Vinayaka Jyothi Xueyang Wang (Intel)

Yiwen Li (Intel)

Qualification Judges

2022 competition organizers

The Applied Research Competition is independently organized and judged by each global region.