Ertza Warraich

Ph.D. CS student at Purdue University. Working as a researcher in PurNET and NextGArch labs, under the supervision of Prof. Muhammad Shahbaz.

Did my B.Engg & M.S. from NUST, Pakistan, after which I joined the industry ~4 years; starting off as a Malware Researcher, and finally working at the post of Assistant Manager before leaving for Purdue.

My research interests lie broadly in the areas of systems and architectures, with a focus on Security, Networks, and AI. Currently, I am developing NextGen architectural frameworks for large-scale and distributed ML systems.


  • Ultima: Robust and Tail-Optimal All-Reduce for Distributed Deep Learning (Poster)
    Ertza Warraich, Leonard Liu, Omer Shabtai, Yonatan Piasetzky, Shay Vargaftik, Matty Kadosh, Lalith Suresh, Muhammad Shahbaz
    In Proceedings of the 16th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation Poster Sessions (OSDI 2022).
    Carlsbad, CA. July 2022

  • FuzzUSB: Hybrid Stateful Fuzzing of USB Gadget Stacks
    Kyungtae Kim, Taegyu Kim, Ertza Warraich, Byoungyoung Lee, Kevin Butler, Antonio Bianchi, Dave (Jing) Tian
    In Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2022).
    San Francisco, CA. May 2022

  • Constructing the Face of Network Data (Poster)
    Ertza Warraich, Muhammad Shahbaz
    In Proceedings of the 35th ACM SIGCOMM Poster and Demo Sessions (SIGCOMM 2021).
    Virtual Online, August 2021