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I am an Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.
Previously I was a post-doc with Dawn Song and the ADEPT lab at UC Berkeley, and did my PhD with Hovav Shacham at UC San Diego.
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Contact: dkohlbre [at] cs.washington.edu
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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.
Active projects include:
Next generation microarchitectural side-channels and formal defenses.
FPGA analog side-channels.
The Keystone TEE framework for RISC-V.
CSE484 Computer Security and Privacy (Au21, Wi21)
CSE564 (Graduate) Computer Security and Privacy (Au20)
CSE599 Hardware Security (Sp22)
Advanced topics on secure hardware (UC Berkeley)
CSE80 Linux and the Command Line aka T4CS (UC San Diego)
StudentsMichael Flanders (PhD, Fall 2021 - present)
Finalist for Pwnie Award 2022 -- Best Cryptographic Attack
Finalist for Intel Hardware Security Academic Award 2022
Second place at CSAW Applied Research 2016