About Me


Chi Tran is an international student from Vietnam. He is currently a senior student studying toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Cyber Security at the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). While being a full-time student at SMU, he is also doing security researches as well as joining his team AceBear (https://ctftime.org/team/45755). His team is currently placing 46th on CTFtime.org. His research interests include web application security, digital forensics, and full stack corporate security.


04/2019 – Siemens Security Hall of Thanks

04/2019 – CVE-2019-10674

03/2019 – GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) – Verify me

03/2019 – CVE-2019-10016, CVE-2019-10017, CVE-2019-100105, CVE-2019-100106, CVE-2019-100107

03/2019 – PAYPAL Hall of Thanks

02/2019 – HP Security Researcher Acknowledgements

02/2019 – CERT-EU Hall of Fame

12/2018 – Microsoft Security Researcher Acknowledgements

11/2018 – Placed 1st locally (Sandia National Laboratory) and 14th national with SMU Cyber Security Team at Cyber Force Competition (Department of Defense)

11/2018 – Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) – OS-101-041962 – Verify me

04/2018 – Placed 1st at State Farm CTF Competition