News (Older news)

  • Apr. 2019: Keynote talk at GPGPU held with ASPLOS
  • Mar. 2019: New IEEE Spectrum article explaining Spectre and Meltdown
  • Jan. 2019: Two papers accepted to DAC'19. Congrats, Khaled and Daimeng.
  • Nov. 2018: Fatemah's paper on client-side DNS poisoning to appear in Infocom'19 (Fix/credit from Apple)
  • Nov. 2018: Hodjat's CORF paper to appear in ASPLOS'19.
  • Nov. 2018: New side channel attacks on the graphics buffer to appear in NDSS'19. Congratulatiuons, Daimeng!
  • Nov. 2018: Jump-over-ASLR (Micro'16) paper selected for presentation at Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security Workshop (at ICCAD'2018).
  • Nov. 2018: Nael presents an invited panel talk at ICCAD in San Diego
  • Oct. 2018: Nael gives a keynote talk at the SecArch workshop held with CCS.
  • Aug. 2018: Hoda's paper on GPU side channels accepted to CCS! (UCR news release), CVE-2018-6260
  • July 2018: Spectre Returns (SpectreRSB) attack is in the news! This is a new variant of Spectre that we developed (awarded best paper WOOT 18). Congratulations Reza and Khaled! (CVE-2018-15572)
  • June 2018: SafeSpec in the news! SafeSpec is a design principle to defend against speculation attacks.
  • June 2018: Shirin and Fatemah receive scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration conference!
  • May 2018: Honored to receive the best Prof. award for 17/18 from the UCR ACM chapter. Thanks, guys (and gals)!
  • April 2018: Khaled's ensemble hardware malware detectors paper received a research highlight from nature electronics. Unfortunately, its behind a paywall; contact me if you would like a copy.
  • March 2018: Branchscope is in the news!, CVE-2018-9056
  • Teaching


    Current Lab members-- I work with the following talented group


    Past PhD. Students

    • Dmitry Evtyushkin, 2017, Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary (co-advised with D. Ponomarev)
    • Jesse Elwell, 2016, Vencore Labs (formerly Bell Labs/Telecordia; co-advised with D. Ponomarev)
    • Ketan Bahulkar, 2016, Assistant Professor, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India (co-advised with D. Ponomarev)
    • Mehmet Kayaalp, 2015, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, (co-advised with D. Ponomarev)
    • Meltem Ozsoy, 2015, Intel Security and Privacy Lab. (co-advised with D. Ponomarev)
    • Jingjing Wang, 2014, Hulu (co-advised with D. Ponomarev)
    • Adnan Majeed, 2014, Facebook
    • Vikram Munishwar, 2013, Cisco
    • Seon Yeong Han, 2010, Research Assistant Prof., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
    • Saquib Razak, 2009, Teaching Associate Prof., Carnegie Mellon University
    • Weishuai Yang, 2008, Bloomberg
    • Vinay Kolar, 2007, IBM Research
    • Ke Liu, 2007, Barclay's Bank
    • Sameer Tilak, 2006, Research Scientist, University of California at San Diego
    • Paul Rogers, 2006, IBM

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