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

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:

A. Venkat, S. Shamasunder, D. Tullsen, and H. Shacham. “HIPStR—Heterogeneous-ISA Program State Relocation In Y. Zhou, ed., Proceedings of ASPLOS 2016. ACM Press, Apr. 2016.

M. Andrysco, D. Kohlbrenner, K. Mowery, R. Jhala, S. Lerner, and H. Shacham. “On Subnormal Floating Point and Abnormal Timing.” In L. Bauer and V. Shmatikov, eds., Proceedings of IEEE Security and Privacy (“Oakland”) 2015. IEEE Computer Society, May 2015. (Details; PDF)

W. Lian, H. Shacham, and S. Savage. “Too LeJIT to Quit: Extending JIT Spraying to ARM.” In E. Kirda, ed., Proceedings of NDSS 2015. Internet Society, Feb. 2015. (Details; PDF)

S. Checkoway, M. Fredrikson, R. Niederhagen, A. Everspaugh, M. Green, T. Lange, T. Ristenpart, D.J. Bernstein, J. Maskiewicz, and H. Shacham. “On the Practical Exploitability of Dual EC in TLS Implementations.” In K. Fu, ed., Proceedings of USENIX Security 2014. USENIX, Aug. 2014.

K. Mowery, E. Wustrow, T. Wypych, C. Singleton, C. Comfort, E. Rescorla, S. Checkoway, J.A. Halderman, and H. Shacham. “Security Analysis of a Full-Body Scanner.” In K. Fu, ed., Proceedings of USENIX Security 2014. USENIX, Aug. 2014.

J. Maskiewicz, B. Ellis, J. Mouradian, and H. Shacham. “Mouse Trap: Exploiting Firmware Updates in USB Peripherals.” In S. Bratus and F. Lindner, eds., Proceedings of WOOT 2014. USENIX, Aug. 2014. (Details; PDF)

All my publications are available online.


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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.

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