Hamed Okhravi, Ph.D.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cyber Systems and Technology Group

Contact


Office Phone: 781-981-4113
Mailing Address: 244 Wood St.
Lexington, MA 02420

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Research Interests

  • Systems Security
  • Cyber Trust
  • Science of Security
  • Security Metrics
  • Operating Systems


News

* 1/2016: I will be serving on the program commitee of the ACM Computer and Communications Conference (CCS'16)!

*11/2015: Our paper "Quantitative Evaluation of Dynamic Platform Techniques as a Defensive Mechanism" from RAID'14 received an Honorable Mention at the 2015 NSA's 3rd Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition

* 7/2015: Our paper "Timely Address Space Radomization for Mitigating Memory Disclosure" was accepted at the ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15)!

* 7/2015: Our paper "Control Jujutsu: On the Weaknesses of Fine-Grained Control Flow Integrity" was accepted at the ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15)!

* 7/2015: I will present the keynote speach at the ACM CCS Moving Target Defense Workshop (MTD'15)!

* 3/2015: I will be serving on the program commitee of the ACM Computer and Communications Conference (CCS'15)!

* 3/2015: I will be serving on the program commitee of theACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD'15)!

* 2/2015: I received the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Early Career Technical Achievement Award!

* 2/2015: Our paper "Missing the Point(er): On the Effectiveness of Code Pointer Integrity" was accepted at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland'15)!

Services

*Steering Committee Member:
  • Boston University-MIT/LL Workshop on Cybersecurity 2016
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2015)
  • Boston University-MIT/LL Workshop on Cybersecurity 2015
  • Boston University-MIT/LL Workshop on Cybersecurity 2014
*Program Committee Member:
  • ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016)
  • International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2016)
  • ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2015)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2015)  
  • ACM CCS SafeConfig Workshop (SafeConfig 2015)  
  • Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID 2014)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2014)
  • Cyber and Netcentric Workshop (CNW)
  • IEEE Symposium on Cyber and Physical Security and Privacy (SmartGridComm)
  • International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS)
  • International Conference on Security in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SNDS)
  • InternationalWorkshop on Trust and Privacy in Cyberspace (CyberTrust)
  • International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS)

Former students

* Kelly Casteel, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2013   
* Eric Soderstrom, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2014 
* Isaac Evans, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2015
* Julian Gonzalez, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2015
* Sam Fingeret, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2015
* Ulziibayar Otgonbaatar, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2015

Short Bio

Dr. Hamed Okhravi is a research staff at the Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems group of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he leads programs and conducts research in the area of systems security. His research interests include cyber security, science of security, security metrics, and operating systems. He is the recipient of 2014 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Early Career Technical Achievement Award and 2015 Team Award for his work on cyber moving target research. He is also the recipient of an honorable mention (runner-up) at the 2015 NSA's 3rd Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition.

Currently, his research is focused on analyzing and developing system security defenses. He has served as a program committee member for a number of academic conferences and workshops including ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID), ACM Moving Target Defense (MTD) , and ACM CCS SafeConfig Workshop.

Dr. Okhravi earned his MS and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006 and 2010, respectively.