Hovav Shacham

Hovav Shacham joined the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. His research interests are in applied cryptography, systems security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and technology policy. Shacham was a student at Stanford and a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute. From 2007 to 2018, he was on the faculty at the University of California, San Diego. He received the 2017 ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award for his 2007 paper that introduced return-oriented programming. Shacham took part in California’s 2007 “Top-to-Bottom” voting systems review and served on the advisory committee for California’s 2011–13 post-election risk-limiting audit pilot program. His work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the RAND Corporation.


Current Research: 

Dr. Shacham's current research focuses on applied cryptography, systems security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and technology policy. 

Select Publications

S. Checkoway, J. Maskiewicz, C. Garman, J. Fried, S. Cohney, M. Green, N. Heninger, R.-P. Weinmann, E. Rescorla, and H. Shacham. October 2016. “A Systematic Analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident.”.
D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham. August 2016. “Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times.”. USENIX.
S. Hill, Z. Zhou, L. Saul, and H. Shacham.. October 2016. “On the (In)effectiveness of Mosaicing and Blurring as Tools for Document Redaction.”.
M. Andrysco, D. Kohlbrenner, K. Mowery, R. Jhala, S. Lerner, and H. Shacham.. May 2015. “On Subnormal Floating Point and Abnormal Timing.”. IEEE Computer Society. Oakland.
K. Mowery, E. Wustrow, T. Wypych, C. Singleton, C. Comfort, E. Rescorla, S. Checkoway, J.A. Halderman, and H. Shacham. August 2014. “Security Analysis of a Full-Body Scanner.” .

Awards & Honors

2017 - ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award