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
If you are a UW student, please send from your academic email address
(david.kohlbrenner [at] gmail.com for non-academic)
Office: CSE2 310
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 (Sp23, Au21, Wi21)
CSE564 (Graduate) Computer Security and Privacy (Au20)
CSEP564 (Graduate, PMP) Computer Security and Privacy (Au22)
CSE599 Hardware Security (Sp22)
Advanced topics on secure hardware (UC Berkeley)
CSE80 Linux and the Command Line aka T4CS (UC San Diego)
PhDMichael Flanders Fall 2021 -> present
Alexandra Michael Fall 2022 -> present (coadvised with Dan Grossman)
Gregor Haas Fall 2022 -> present
Maddie Burbage Fall 2023 -> present (coadvised with Baris Kasikci)
Undergrad and MastersMicheal Chung (Undergrad, Fall 2021 - present)
Pranav Gopalkrishnan (Undergrad, Fall 2023 - present)
IEEE Micro Top Picks 2022
Winner Pwnie Award 2022 -- Best Cryptographic Attack
2nd at CSAW 2022 Applied Research Competition
Honorable Mention for Intel Hardware Security Academic Award 2022
Top Picks in HES 2022
2nd at CSAW 2016 Applied Research Competition
Security impact of noexcept (D. Kohlbrenner, D. Svoboda, A. Wesie)