Ali Abbasi is a Ph.D. candidate in Distributed and Embedded System Security group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands and visiting Ph.D. researcher at the Chair of Systems Security of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. His research interest involves embedded systems security mostly related to Industrial Control Systems, Critical Infrastructure security, and Real-Time Operating Systems security. He received his master degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2013. He was working there on Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) security in Network Security Lab, Microprocessor and SoC Technology R&D center with the National 863 High-tech Program grant from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. He is currently doing his research at the Chair of Systems Security of Ruhr-University Bochum regarding designing system-level protection mechanisms to battle against the sophisticated memory corruption and code-reuse attacks against PLCs and other critical real-time embedded systems. Before that Ali was working as Head of Vulnerability Analysis and Penetration Testing Group at National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.