News (Older news)

  • Aug. 2018: Reza and Khaled's SpectreRSB paper receives best paper award at WOOT 2018
  • July 2018: Spectre Returns (SpectreRSB) attack is in the news! This is a new variant of Spectre that we developed (paper to appear in WOOT 18). Congratulations Reza and Khaled!
  • 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! This new attack on the branch predictor may enable new spectre attack variants. The paper appears in ASPLOS this week.
  • Jan. 2018: Our research contributes to Meltdown/Specter attacks: our branch predictor attack research one of the important pieces used by Google Project zero to enable the recent dangerous and widely publicized Meltdown/Specter attacks! This work was done by Dmitry Evtyushkin (now at College of William & Mary) as part of his PhD (co-advised with Dmitry Ponomarev)


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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