I am a senior principal researcher in the
Office of the CTO, Azure for Operators
at Microsoft. My research focuses on building
trusted and secure systems, but I am interested in all aspects of systems research.
I am very proud when my research has impact in practice. Over the years, together with my colleagues,
I have been fortunate to:
influence the DRAM industry to start addressing the threat of Rowhammer attacks.
ship a cloud service used by 20+ million users.
build the reference implementation of the firmware TPM.
build one of the first face recognition-based payment systems, six years before Amazon Go was launched.
Prior to coming to Microsoft, I was a faculty member of the Computer Science Department at the
University of Toronto.
I received my Ph.D. from the Computer Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington.
I am an ACM Distinguished Member.
The good folks at Microsoft Research recorded a
podcast with me on Rowhammer
and wrote a
blog post on my work and background.
finished his PostDoc at MSR and released a tech report describing
mFIT, an inexpensive
tool that can help researchers reverse engineer DRAM and memory controllers.
Check out his results
and the mFIT design
Amazon's Alexa can (and should!) put users in control of their security and privacy.
With MegaMind, users can encrypt their voice and commands sent to Amazon.
Watch MJ's presentation
and check out his code
I hope Panopticon will influence the DRAM industry to fix their Rowhammer problem. No more excuses!
Watch our presentation
or read our paper
We also open-sourced a simple simulator targeting DDR5 DRAM (GitHub link
After coming up with an awesome title for our HotOS paper, Kevin
outdid himself and turned his presentation into poetry!
JEDEC published two whitepapers on Rowhammer [1
]. This is a first for JEDEC. Good for them!
Lucian Cojocar, Kevin Loughlin, Stefan Saroiu, Baris Kasikci, Alec Wolman
MSR Technical Report 2021
Seyed Mohammadjavad Seyed Talebi, Ardalan Amiri Sani, Stefan Saroiu, Alec Wolman
Tanj Bennett, Stefan Saroiu, Alec Wolman, Lucian Cojocar
Kevin Loughlin, Stefan Saroiu, Alec Wolman, Baris Kasikci