Welcome to the website of Architecture for Security Lab. Our research focus is on computer architecture and hardware design for improving system security. Specific projects include protection of application secrets from compromised system software layers, support for isolated execution, defenses against side channel attacks and code reuse attacks, efficient information flow tracking and design of trusted platform modules for multicore systems. Please check our publication page for more details. Our work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory and Qatar National Research Fund.
We received a new NSF grant to investigate hardware-supported malware detection.
Our paper on covert channels through RNG hardware was accepted to CCS'16! Congratulations, Dmitry!
Jesse Elwell defended his PhD dissertation. He will be joining Vencore Labs. Congratulations, Jesse!
Our paper on bypassing ASLR was accepted to MICRO-49! Congratulations, Dmitry!
Daniel Townley joined our research group. Welcome, Daniel!
Caleb Donovick won Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence. He will be joining the PhD program at Stanford starting Fall 2016. Congratulations, Caleb!
Our paper on LLC side-channel attack was accepted to DAC 2016 and was nominated for the best paper award. Congratulations, Mehmet!
Jesse Elwell won the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. Congratulations, Jesse!
An extended version of our paper on covert channels through branch predictors has been accepted to ACM TACO. Congratulations, Dmitry!
Our paper on non-inclusive memory permissions has been accepted to ACM TACO. Congratulations, Jesse!
Our paper on ensemble learning for MAP was accepted to RAID 2015. Congratulations, Khaled!
Mehmet Kayaalp defended his PhD dissertation. He will be joining IBM Research to work on secure embedded systems. Congratulations, Mehmet!
Our paper on covert channels through branch predictors appeared in HASP Worskshop held at ISCA-2015.
Meltem Ozsoy defended her PhD dissertation. She joined Intel Security and Privacy Lab. Congratulations, Meltem!
MAP paper has been accepted to HPCA 2015.