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Researcher - Secure Systems Group
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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I am a postdoctoral researcher in Secure Systems Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. My research interests include architecture support for security, trusted computing, mitigation of software vulnerabilities, code reuse and side channel attacks. I received my PhD from Binghamton University in 2015.

Current projects

Ensuring energy and power safety in data centers

We are investigating attacks targeting the power and cooling infrastructure of data centers. If power is oversubscribed with the assumption of benign workloads, a malicious set of workloads could cause costly outages in the data center.

Hardware support for malware defense and end-to-end trust

We are working on hardware features that reduce the trusted computing base by protecting the integrity and confidentiality of security domains, even from privileged software.

Integrity Measurement Architecture is a Linux security subsystem that extends ideas and features from secure and trusted boot into the operating system and user level. We are working on usability issues to get distros to adopt this technology.