Architecture for Security Lab

About us

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.

News

July 2016
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!

June 2016
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!

April 2016
Caleb Donovick won Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence. He will be joining the PhD program at Stanford starting Fall 2016. Congratulations, Caleb!

March 2016
Our paper on LLC side-channel attack was accepted to DAC 2016 and was nominated for the best paper award. Congratulations, Mehmet!

December 2015
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!

November 2015
Our paper on non-inclusive memory permissions has been accepted to ACM TACO. Congratulations, Jesse!

September 2015
Our paper on ensemble learning for MAP was accepted to RAID 2015. Congratulations, Khaled!

July 2015
Mehmet Kayaalp defended his PhD dissertation. He will be joining IBM Research to work on secure embedded systems. Congratulations, Mehmet!

May 2015
Our paper on covert channels through branch predictors appeared in HASP Worskshop held at ISCA-2015.

December 2014
Meltem Ozsoy defended her PhD dissertation. She joined Intel Security and Privacy Lab. Congratulations, Meltem!

November 2014
MAP paper has been accepted to HPCA 2015.