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Anys Bacha

Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan

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SSL: Security and Systems Lab

Dr. Anys Bacha is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Dearborn Campus. He leads the Security and Systems Lab. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Bacha was a lead R&D engineer at Hewlett-Packard. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. His research focuses on developing secure and energy efficient computer systems, and investigating new synergies between mobile and cloud computing to meet the demand of emerging workloads.

Dr. Bacha has over 13 years of Research and Development experience with Hewlett-Packard where he worked on a variety of subsystems at the hardware, firmware, and OS levels. In 2014, Dr. Bacha served as a lead R&D engineer on a multi-million dollar scalable computing project that broke world records in performance. He won The Ohio State CSE Graduate Research Award and is the recipient of the Mike Liu fellowship. Dr. Bacha has authored publications in top architecture conferences and has 12 issued and pending patents both in the U.S. and across the world.

Announcements

I’m actively looking for motivated Ph.D. students in computer science who are passionate about making computer systems and mobile devices more secure. Specifically, I’m looking for students with a strong background in systems (operating systems and computer architecture) with the ability to explore security related issues and build realistic proof of concepts. Expertise in machine learning would be an advantage.

Interested students should email me their CV, Statement of Purpose, and transcripts.

News

  • 07/22: Congrats Dr. Ibdah! Enjoy Palo Alto Networks and Santa Clara!
  • 04/22: Nada receives the Dean’s doctoral honor award.
  • 11/21: Anys will serve on the program committee for USENIX ATC 2022.
  • 10/21: Anys will serve on the program committee for ISPASS 2022.
  • 10/21: Anys will serve on the ERC for ISCA 2022.
  • 08/21: Our STEM project has been funded by NSF for $1.4M!
  • 06/21: Anys will serve on the program committee for IPDPS 2022.
  • 04/21: Anys will serve on the program committee for ICCD 2021.
  • 03/21: Our paper on cryptojacking was accepted in DSN 2021.
  • 03/21: Anys receives NSF grant for $16K to support undergrad research.
  • 07/20: Our Dark Firmware paper was accepted in RAID 2020.
  • 05/20: Our RNNFast paper was accepted in JETC.
  • 05/20: Anys will serve on the program committee for ICCD 2020.
  • 04/20: Anys receives the CECS Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching.
  • 03/20: Anys receives NSF grant for $175K to combat malware.
  • 02/20: Anys receives a patent for improving reliability via deep learning.
  • 01/20: SpecShield received an Honorable Mention in IEEE Micro Top Picks.
  • 12/19: Our CAL paper received the Best Paper Award.
  • 07/19: Our SpecShield paper was accepted in PACT 2019.
  • 07/19: Our paper on DNNs for the edge was accepted in SEC 2019.
  • 07/19: Anys receives NSF grant for $20,000 to support MICRO 2019.
  • 06/19: Anys receives a patent for improving the security of caches.
  • 06/19: Our work on isolating speculative data was presented at HASP 2019.
  • 04/19: Our paper on isolating speculative data was accepted in CAL 2019.
  • 01/19: Anys will serve on the organizing committee for MICRO 2019.
  • 10/18: Anys receives a patent for improving the reliability of caches.
  • 08/18: Our paper on cold boot attacks was accepted in ICCD 2018.
  • 05/18: Anys receives a patent on efficient accesses to LLC caches.
  • 05/18: Anys receives a patent on scaling processors in large-scale systems.
  • 01/17: Our paper on processor design with NVM was accepted in IPDPS’17.
  • 11/16: Anys will serve on the external review committee for ISCA’17.
  • 05/16: Authenticache received an Honorable Mention in IEEE Micro Top Picks.