Hamed Okhravi, Ph.D.

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


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

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Research Interests

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


* 2/8/2015: Our paper "Missing the Point: On the Effectiveness of Code Pointer Integrity" was accepted at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland'15)!

* 8/22/2014: Our paper "Information Leaks Without Memory Disclosures: Remote Side Channel Attacks on Diversified Code" was accepted at the ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS'14)!

* 8/1/2014: I will be moderating a panel on moving target defenses at the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'14)!

* 6/1/2014: Our paper "Quantitative Evaluation of Dynamic Platform Techniques as a Defensive Mechanism" was accepted at the Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID'14)!

* 5/24/2013: Our paper "Systematic Analysis of Defenses Against Return-Oriented Programming" was accepted at the Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID'13)! 


* Steering Committee Member:
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2015)
* Program Committee Member:
  • 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 (VMWare)
* Eric Soderstrom, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2014 (Oracle)

Short Bio

Hamed Okhravi is a research staff at the Cyber Systems and Technology group of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, researching in the area of cyber security. Dr. Okhravi received his MS and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006 and 2009). He also interned at Network Geographics (2007) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (2008). Currently, Dr. Okhravi is working on systems security and security evaluation at MIT. He serves on the program committee of various security conferences and workshops. His research interests are in cyber security, cyber trust, science of security, security metrics, and operating systems.