Hovav Shacham

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Office: EBU 3B 3124
E-mail: hovav@cs.ucsd.edu
Address: UCSD Dept. of CSE
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0404
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404
Phone: (858) 822-7921
Fax: (858) 534-7029

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Professional Activities

I am co-program chair (with Jonathan Katz) of Crypto 2017.

In February, 2016, I submitted, along with other security researchers, a brief of amici curiae in support of Apple, organized by Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society.

In January, 2014, I signed an open letter from US researchers in cryptography and information security: masssurveillance.info.


Recent publications include:

W. Lian, H. Shacham, and S. Savage, “A Call to ARMs: Understanding the Costs and Benefits of JIT Spraying Mitigations.” In A. Juels, ed., Proceedings of NDSS 2017. Internet Society, Feb. 2017.

S. Checkoway, J. Maskiewicz, C. Garman, J. Fried, S. Cohney, M. Green, N. Heninger, R.-P. Weinmann, E. Rescorla, and H. Shacham, “A Systematic Analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident.” In C. Kruegel, A. Myers, and S. Halevi, eds., Proceedings of CCS 2016. ACM Press, Oct. 2016. (Details; PDF) Best paper award!

W. Lian, H. Shacham, and S. Savage. “An Investigation of the FreeBSD r278907 RNG Bugfix.” Manuscript, Oct. 2016. (Details; PDF)

D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham. “Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times.” In T. Holz and S. Savage, eds., Proceedings of USENIX Security 2016, pages 463–80. USENIX, Aug. 2016. (Details)

S. Hill, Z. Zhou, L. Saul, and H. Shacham. “On the (In)effectiveness of Mosaicing and Blurring as Tools for Document Redaction.” Proc. Privacy Enhancing Technologies 2016(4):403–17, Oct. 2016. Presented at PETS 2016. (Details; PDF)

A. Venkat, S. Shamasunder, D. Tullsen, and H. Shacham. “HIPStR—Heterogeneous-ISA Program State Relocation.” In Y. Zhou, ed., Proceedings of ASPLOS 2016, pages 727–41. ACM Press, Apr. 2016. (Details; PDF)

All my publications are available online.


Current Students

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Former Students

Brief Biography

Hovav Shacham joined UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Fall 2007.

Shacham received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2005 from Stanford University, where he had also earned, in 2000, an A.B. in English. His Ph.D. advisor was Dan Boneh. In 2006 and 2007, he was a Koshland Scholars Program postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science, hosted by Moni Naor.

Shacham’s research interests are in applied cryptography, systems security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and tech policy.

In 2007, Shacham participated in California Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s “Top-to-Bottom” review of the voting machines certified for use in California. He was a member of the team reviewing Hart InterCivic source code; the report he co-authored was cited by the Secretary in her decision to withdraw approval from Hart voting machines.

Image Credits

Photo copyright 2010 by Nick Vossbrink. All rights reserved.

Portrait copyright 2011 by Natalie Bessell. All rights reserved.

BSD Daemon Copyright 1988 by Marshall Kirk McKusick.
All Rights Reserved.

Permission to use the daemon may be obtained from:

Marshall Kirk McKusick
1614 Oxford St
Berkeley, CA 94709–1608

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