Golden Richard III

Professor Golden Richard III


CCT Office: 1081A Digital Media Center (primary office)

CSE Office: 3272E Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225 578 2624


Educational Background

Ph.D. in Computer Science, The Ohio State University, 1994.

M.S. in Computer Science, The Ohio State University, 1991.

B.S. in Computer Science (honors), minor in Philosophy, University of New Orleans, 1988.

Research Interests

Digital forensics, memory forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, operating systems, vulnerability analysis, exploit development


Teaching Responsibilities

CSC 4103 Operating Systems

CSC 4360 Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis

CSC 4362 Software Vulnerabilities and Exploitation

CSC 7360 Memory Forensics


Selected Publications

A. Ali-Gombe, S. Sudhakaran, A. Case, G. G. Richard III, "DroidScraper: A Tool for Android In-Memory Object Recovery and Reconstruction," Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2019), Beijing, China, 2019.

A. Case, M. Jalalzai, M Firoz-Ul-Amin, R. Maggio, A. Ali-Gombe, M. Sun, G. G. Richard III, "HookTracer: A System for Automated and Accessible API Hooks Analysis," Proceedings of the 2019 Digital Forensics Research Conference (DFRWS), July 2019, Portland, OR.
C. Weems, I. Ahmed, G. G. Richard III, J. Russell, E. Neil, "Susceptibility and Resilience to Cyber Threat: Findings from a Scenario Decision Program to Measure Secure and Insecure Computing Behavior," PLOS ONE, 2018.
N. Lewis, A. Case, A. Ali-Gombe, G. G. Richard III, "Memory Forensics and the Windows Subsystem for Linux," Proceedings of the 2018 Digital Forensics Research Conference (DFRWS), Best Student Paper Award, July 2018, Providence RI.

R. Bhatia, B. Saltaformaggio, S. J. Yang, A. Ali-Gombe, X. Zhang, D. Xu, G. G. Richard III, "Tipped Off by Your Memory Allocator: Device-Wide User Activity Sequencing from Android Memory Images," Proceedings of the 2018 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2018), February 2018, San Diego, CA.
A. Ali-Gombe, B. Saltaformaggio, R. Ramanujam, D. Xu, G. G. Richard III, "Towards a More Dependable Hybrid Analysis of Android Malware Using Aspect-Oriented Programming," Computers and Security (COSE), vol. 73, March 2018.


Awards and Honors

"SFS: CyberCorps Scholarships for Service at Louisiana State University," National Science Foundation, PI (with many collaborators from LSU Engineering and ISDS), 2020-2024, $3,358,221.

"SaTC: CORE: Medium: Robust Memory Forensics Techniques for Userland Malware Analysis," National Science Foundation, PI (with A. Case of the Volatility Foundation), 2017-2020, $1,113,426

"Introducing Active Learning to Malware Analysis Curricula," National Security Agency, PI (with A. Ali-Gombe of Towson University), 2018, $220,643.



Applied Cyber Security Lab at CCT

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