**Hovav Shacham** ![ ](hovav-sec1k.jpg width="330px") Professor,
[Department of Computer Science](https://www.cs.utexas.edu/),
[The University of Texas at Austin](https://www.utexas.edu/). Office: : GDC 6.510 E-mail: : hovav@cs.utexas.edu Twitter: : [@hovav](https://twitter.com/hovav) Address: : 2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712 Phone: : (512) 471-9792 Professional activities ======================================================================== I am co-program chair (with [Alina Oprea](https://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/alina/)) of [IEEE Security and Privacy ("Oakland") 2020](https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2020/) and (with [Christopher Kruegel](https://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~chris/)) of [IEEE Security and Privacy ("Oakland") 2019](https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2019/). I was co-program chair (with [Alexandra Boldyreva](https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~aboldyre/)) of [Crypto 2018](https://crypto.iacr.org/2018/), and (with [Jonathan Katz](https://www.cs.umd.edu/~jkatz/)) of [Crypto 2017](https://www.iacr.org/conferences/crypto2017/). In February, 2016, I submitted, along with other security researchers, a [brief of _amici curiae_](https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/files/blogs/CIS%20Technologists%20Apple%20Brief%20Final.pdf) in support of Apple, organized by [Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society](https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/). Publications ======================================================================== Recent publications include: > S. Checkoway, J. Maskiewicz, C. Garman, J. Fried, S. Cohney, M. Green, N. > Heninger, R.-P. Weinmann, E. Rescorla, and H. Shacham, “[Where Did I > Leave My Keys? Lessons from the Juniper Dual EC > Incident](https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2018/11/232227-where-did-i-leave-my-keys)” > (research highlight). _Communications of the ACM_ 61(11):148–55, Nov. > 2018. Available locally: [authors' version](dist/juniper-cacm.pdf). > H. Shacham. “[Short Unique Signatures from RSA with a Tight Security > Reduction (in the Random Oracle > Model)](https://fc18.ifca.ai/preproceedings/103.pdf).” In S. Meiklejohn > and K. Sako, eds., Proceedings of Financial Crypto 2018. Feb. 2018. > D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham, “[On the Effectiveness of Mitigations > Against Floating-Point Timing > Channels](https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/usenixsecurity17/sec17-kohlbrenner.pdf).” > In E. Kirda and T. Ristenpart, eds., _Proceedings of USENIX Security 2017_. > USENIX, Aug. 2017. > W. Lian, H. Shacham, and S. Savage, “[A Call to ARMs: Understanding the > Costs and Benefits of JIT Spraying > Mitigations](https://wp.internetsociety.org/ndss/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/09/ndss2017_10-4_Lian_paper.pdf).” > In A. Juels, ed., _Proceedings of NDSS 2017_. Internet Society, Feb. 2017. All my publications are [available online](publications.html). Teaching ======================================================================== * CS 361s, Computer Security: Spring 2019 * CS 380s, Graduate Computer Security: [Fall 2018](cs380s-f18.html). Students ======================================================================== I look forward to working with talented [graduate students](https://www.cs.utexas.edu/graduate/prospective-students/apply) and undergraduate students, especially [undergraduate Turing Scholars](https://www.cs.utexas.edu/turing-scholars/admissions)---please apply! Former students ------------------------------------------------------------------------ * [David Kohlbrenner](https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~dkohlbre/) (Ph.D. 2018) -> UC Berkeley (postdoc) * [Wilson Lian](https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~wlian/) (Ph.D. 2016) -> Google * [Jacob Maskiewicz](https://jakemask.com/) (M.S. 2016) -> Facebook * [Keaton Mowery](https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~kmowery/) (Ph.D. 2015) -> Apple * [Daniel Cashman](https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-cashman-892a1328) (M.S. 2013) -> Google * [Stephen Checkoway](https://www.cs.uic.edu/~s/) (Ph.D. 2012) -> Johns Hopkins -> UI Chicago * [Aishwarya Venkataraman](https://www.linkedin.com/in/aishwarya-venkataraman-5b7b1310) (M.S. 2012) -> Stack iQ * [Grace Wang](https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-wang-93b87417) (M.S. 2010) -> Qualcomm Brief biography ======================================================================== 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. (#) Photo credits Portrait by Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications.