David Kohlbrenner

Graduating 2018 and on the academic and industry research market!

Info

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

dkohlbre [-at-] cs.ucsd.edu

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

Research

My research interests span software security, systems, and hardware architecture.
I put special focus on the impact of hardware design on high-level software security.

Publications

D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham "On the effectiveness of mitigations against floating-point timing channels." USENIX Security. August 2017
C. Disselkoen, D. Kohlbrenner, L. Porter, D. Tullsen "Prime+Abort: A Timer-Free High-Precision L3 Cache Attack using Intel TSX" USENIX Security. August 2017
D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham "Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times." USENIX Security. August 2016
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 (Updated June 2017, original)
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

Other

I advise the CTF (competitive security) team here at UCSD. Contact me if interested.