David Kohlbrenner

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

dkohlbre [-at-] cs.ucsd.edu


Fourth 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 and practice of software security.


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

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


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