Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
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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.
Hovav Shacham is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests are in applied cryptography, systems security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and technology policy. Shacham was a student at Stanford and a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute. He took part in California’s 2007 “Top-to-Bottom” voting systems review and served on the advisory committee for California’s 2011–13 post-election risk-limiting audit pilot program. His work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the RAND Corporation.
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