David Kohlbrenner

PhD Student
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
Office: EBU3b 3140

dkohlbre [-at-] cs.ucsd.edu


Fifth year PhD student in security and systems.
I am advised by Hovav Shacham.


My research is in characterizing and closing the gap between the realities of hardware and the theory/practice of software security.


D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham "Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times." USENIX Security. August 2016 -- slides
Second place at CSAW Applied Research 2016

M. Andrysco, D. Kohlbrenner, K. Mowery, R. Jhala, S. Lerner, and H. Shacham "On Subnormal Floating Point and Abnormal Timing." IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), May 2015 -- slides

K. Mowery, M. Wei, D. Kohlbrenner, H. Shacham, and S. Swanson "Welcome to the Entropics: Boot-Time Entropy in Embedded Devices." IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), May 2013


I run a CTF (competitive security) team here at UCSD. Contact me if interested.