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.
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As before, DRAMSec will be co-located with ISCA. This year, the TPC of DRAMSec will include experts from all three major DRAM vendors.
Some are surprised to learn that these thresholds must be set conservatively, to very low values.
To explain, I wrote a short note on how to set thresholds for counter-based Rowhammer defenses and a Rowhammer terminology cheat sheet.