Yuval Yarom
From April 2023, I am a Professor of Computer Science at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). Before joining RUB, I was an Associate Professor at the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide in 2014, and my M.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993 and 1990, respectively. In between I have been the Vice President of Research in Memco Software and a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Girafa.com.

My research explores the security of the interface between the software and the hardware. In particular, I am interested in the discrepancy between the way that programmers think about software execution and the concrete execution in modern processors. I work on identifying micro-architectural vulnerabilities, and on exploitation and mitigation techniques.

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Email: yuval.yarom [at] rub [dot] de
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2 Feb 2024
Preprint available Evict+Spec+Time: Exploiting Out-of-Order Execution to Improve Cache-Timing Attacks, co-authored with Shing Hing William Cheng, Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup, Daniel Genkin, Dallas McNeil, Toby Murray and Zhiyuan Zhang.
24 Jan 2024
The paper SoK: Can We Really Detect Cache Side-Channel Attacks by Monitoring Performance Counters? with William Kosasih, Yusi Feng, Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup and Ziyuan Zhu will appear in AsiaCCS 2024
11 Jan 2024
The paper CNN Architecture Extraction on Edge GPU with Péter Horváth, Łukasz Chmielewski, Lejla Batina and Léo Weissbart will appear in AIHWS 2024
17 Nov 2023
The paper Pixel Thief: Exploiting SVG Filter Leakage in Firefox and Chrome with Sioli O'Connell, Lishay Aben Sour, Ron Magen, Daniel Genkin, Yossi Oren and Hovav Shacham will appear in USENIX Security 2024
8 Nov 2023
Mingtian Tao's thesis has been awarded the Dean's Commendation for Master by Research Thesis Excellence
5 Nov 2023
Congratulations to Mingtian Tao who completed a Master of Philosophy on Exploring the Vulnerability of Branch Prediction Unit.
28 Oct 2023
The paper SoK: SGX.Fail: How Stuff Gets eXposed with Stephan van Schaik, Alex Seto, Thomas Yurek, Adam Batori, Bader AlBassam, Daniel Genkin, Andrew Miller, Eyal Ronen and Christina Garman will appear in IEEE SP 2024

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Program Chair: SEED 2022, WOOT 2020, Kangacrypt 2018, SPACE 2018.

Event Organisation: SSS2 2023, CHES 2020, Kangacrypt 2018, ASEC 2018.

Steering Committees: CHES 2019–2020, WOOT 2020–.

Editorial Board: Communications in Cryptography 2024

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