Baleegh Ahmad

I'm a PhD candidate at NYU Tandon. I work at the Center for Cybersecurity in the ECE department. My research focuses on detecting and fixing security bugs in Hardware Design.

Before doing my PhD, I got my Bachelors at NYU Abu Dhabi in Electrical Engineering.

You can read about my work here: Research 


Recent Updates

[Nov '22]

Our paper "Benchmarking Large Language Models for Automated Verilog RTL Code Generation" got nominated for Best Paper at DATE 2023.

[Oct '22]

Presented our paper "Don’t CWEAT It: Toward CWE Analysis Techniques in Early Stages of Hardware Design" at ICCAD 2022.

[Aug '22]

Our paper "Examining Zero-Shot Vulnerability Repair with Large Language Models" got accepted for IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2023.

[July '22]

Team NYU won Hack@DAC 2022 for the second consecutive year.

[May '22]

Our paper "Asleep at the Keyboard? Assessing the Security of GitHub Copilot's Code Contributions" won the  Distinguished Paper Award at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2022.


Team NYU won Hack@DAC 2021.