Hamed Okhravi, Ph.D.


Senior Staff Member
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group

Contact


Office Phone: 781-981-4113
Mailing Address: 244 Wood St.
Lexington, MA 02421

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Research Interests

  • Systems Security
  • Science of Security
  • Security Evaluaion
  • Operating Systems


Awards

* R&D 100 Award for TRACER (2020)

* Best Invention Award, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2019)

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R&D 100 Award for DFI (2018)

* Team Award, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2015)

* NSA's Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Award (2015)

* Early Career Technical Achievement Award, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2014)

Services

* Program Chair:
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2020)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2017)
* Journal Editorship:
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Security & Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2019 - Now
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Security & Privacy, Hacking without Humans (IEEE S&P), 2018
* Steering Committee Member:
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2020)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2019)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2018)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2017)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2016)
  • 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
* Poster Chair:
  • IEEE Secure Development Conference (SecDev 2017)
* Program Committee Member:
  • USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Sec 2021)
  • Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2021)
  • International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD 2020)
  • IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev 2020)
  • Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2020)
  • International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD 2019)
  • Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2019)
  • International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD 2018)
  • IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev 2018)
  • ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2018)
  • Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2018)
  • ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2017)
  • IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev 2017)
  • ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2017)
  • International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2017)
  • Military Communications (MILCOM 2017)
  • ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016)
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2016) 
  • Military Communications (MILCOM 2016)
  • International Conference on Trust & Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 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)

In the News

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
* Ronald Gil, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2017
* Jakob Weisblat, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2018
* Madeleine Dawson, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2018
* Tiffany Tang, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2019
* Justin Restivo, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2020
* Jennifer Switzer, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2020
* Claire Nord, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2020
* Alexander Huang, Master of Engineering in EECS, 2020

Bio

Dr. Hamed Okhravi is a Senior Staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he leads programs and conducts research in the area of systems security. His research interests include cybersecurity, science of security, security evaluation, and operating systems. He is the recipient of two R&D 100 Awards (2020 and 2018), MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Best Invention Award (2019), Team Award (2015), National Security Agency's Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Award (2015), and MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Early Career Technical Achievement Award (2014) for his work in computer security.

He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy journal. He has also served twice as the Program Chair of the ACM Moving Target Defense (MTD) workshop, the Poster Chair of the IEEE Secure Development Conference, and a guest editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy – Special Issue on Hacking without Humans. In addition, he has served as a program committee member for a number of academic conferences and workshops including USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, RAID, ACM AsiaCCS, ICCAD, ACM MTD, MILCOM, ACNS, IEEE SecDev, and ACM SafeConfig, among others. He has also served on the National Science Foundation's Panel for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.

Dr. Okhravi actively contributes to various national, Laboratory, and division-level strategic planning activities, and has led the development of multiple national-level R&D roadmaps. He has also led the development of multiple systems security technologies that have successfully transitioned outside and inside Lincoln Laboratory. His work has resulted in three U.S. patents and numerous publications in top-tier venues.

Dr. Okhravi’s current focus is researching and developing a Resilient Mission Computer, a new computer system design in which security is the core focus and multiple large classes of vulnerabilities are prevented by design.

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