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!
Aug. 2018: Hoda's paper on GPU side channels accepted to CCS! (UCR news release)
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!
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
Jan. 2018: Our research contributes to Meltdown/Specter attacks:
our branch predictor attack
of the important pieces used by Google Project zero to
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)
Rendered Insecure! GPU side channel attacks are practical, CCS 2018
In-Register Parameter Caching for Dynamic Neural Nets with Virtual Persistent Processor Specialization, Micro 2018
Spectre Returns! WOOT 2018
BranchScope: A New Side-Channel Attack on
Directional Branch Predictor, Asplos 2018
RHMD: Evasion-Resilient Hardware Malware Detectors, Micro 2017 ( slides)
Constructing and Characterizing Covert Channels on GPGPUs, Micro 2017 ( slides)
Hardening Extended Memory Access Control Schemes with Self-Verified Address Spaces, ICCAD 2017
RIC: Relaxed Inclusion Caches for Mitigating LLC Side-Channel Attacks, DAC'17 ( slides)
Jump over ASLR: Attacking Branch Predictors to Bypass ASLR, Micro 2016
Flexible Hardware Managed Isolated Execution, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
A High-Resolution Side-channel attack on the Last Level Cache, DAC'16 (best paper nominee); ( slides)
Current Lab members-- I work with the following talented group
Khaled Khasawneh, PhD student
Hoda Naghibijouybari, PhD student
Hodjat Asghari-Esfeden, PhD student Shafiur Rahman, PhD student
Ahmed Abdo, PhD student
Sankha Dutta, PhD student (co-advised with C. Song)
Esmaeil "Reza" Mohammadian Koruyeh, PhD student
Shirin Haji Amin Shirazi, PhD student
Sakib Md Bin Malek, PhD student
Fatemah Alharbi, PhD student
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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