Nipuna Weerasekara

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Sri Lanka

I am a web developer turned security researcher. I have published and presented on the research areas of software vulnerability remediation, web application security and vulnerability remediation in open-source. Currently, I am a full-time researcher at SCoRe Lab. In a previous life, I contributed to the development of Sri Lanka’s very own Bug Bounty Platform Bug Zero. Now, I am over-seeing the development of the Bug Zero platform.

With my research, I have contributed to the development of an experimental platform Sequza to aid vulnerability remediation.

Apart from my work, I love tv, cinema, and indie music. In my leisure time, I contribute to open-source projects, write technical articles, and read and discuss philosophy. Also, occasionally I upload funny video clips to my YouTube channel.


Publications

  1. ACM CCS
    Demo: Large Scale Analysis on Vulnerability Remediation in Open-Source JavaScript Projects
    Bandara, Vinuri, Rathnayake, Thisura, Weerasekara, Nipuna, Elvitigala, Charitha, Thilakarathna, Kenneth, Wijesekera, Primal, De Zoysa, Kasun, and Keppitiyagama, Chamath
    In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2021
  2. SCAM
    Fix that Fix Commit: A real-world remediation analysis of JavaScript projects
    Bandara, Vinuri, Rathnayake, Thisura, Weerasekara, Nipuna, Elvitigala, Charitha, Thilakarathna, Kenneth, Wijesekera, Primal, and Keppitiyagama, Chamath
    In 2020 IEEE 20th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM), 2020