Hi. I'm Connor Nelson.

I am a security researcher and Ph.D student at Arizona State University.

Learn about what I do

Here's all the stuff I do.

All of the work I do can be split into three categories, with lots of overlap between.


I am a Ph.D student at Arizona State University. I have served as a teaching assistant for ASU's security courses CSE 545 and CSE 466 alongside Dr. Adam Doupé and Dr. Yan Shoshitaishvili.


I do security research with the SEFCOM Lab at Arizona State University.


I regularly compete in Capture The Flag events alongside hacking teams Pwndevils and Shellphish

Here’s some stuff I have done recently.

I have the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing people on a lot of amazing projects. Here are some of them.


Participating in DARPA programs HACCS and CHESS, programs for automatically finding vulnerabilities in real world software.


Created pwn.college, an interactive platform for students to learn cybersecurity, alongside Dr. Yan Shoshitaishvili.

Whitehat CTF

Participated in Whitehat CTF, an international CTF in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Hosted the DEF CON 26 CTF, the "grand championship of hacking", alongside Order of the Overflow.

iCTF 2018

Hosted iCTF 2018, one of the longest running CTFs, alongside Shellphish.

Here's how you can contact me.

Check out my GitHub, send me an email, or follow me on LinkedIn.