Recent advances in hardware and system-based exploitations have raised significant concern about computer security. Particularly, it has been shown that the performance-optimized computer hardware is extremely vulnerable to malicious manipulation such as data tampering, information leakage and so on. In this research position, students will be introduced to cutting-edge security problems in computer hardware, gain hands-on experience about an end-to-end attack is carried out on real system. Based on such understandings, students will be given state-of-the-art computer platforms to investigate new security vulnerabilities in hardware and computer architectures. Students will also be guided to explore the defensive approach from algorithm, software and hardware levels to enhance system security. The results of the project will lead to paper sumbssions to top conferences and journals in the computer architecture and system security field.
Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/27/2022
Type of Project
Work on the offensive security of computer hardware and systems to investigate vulnerabilities in computing systems. Help design and develop defensive approaches to defeat newly discovered threats. Compose and run benchmarks to evaluate the effectiveness of security protection mechanisms. Participate in writing of research papers.
Interested students with good backgrounds in computer systems, proficient programming skills (e.g., C/C++, python) are encouraged to contact prof. Yao.
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