My name is Mengjia Yan.
I’m a fifth-year PhD student in the Computer Science Department
where I work with Professor Josep Torrellas
in the i-acoma group.
My research focuses on hardware support for security.
I’m currently interested in developing efficient defense and detection approaches towards side/covert
I grew up in China, where
I obtained my Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University in 2013.
18 Jul, 2018
"InvisiSpec: Invisible Speculative Execution" is accpeted at MICRO 2018.
17 Jun, 2018
I was selected as one of the 2018 Rising Stars in EECS. [link]
21 May, 2018
I started my internship in the ARG group at NVIDIA research.
12 Apr, 2018
I have been selected as one of the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) for the 2018-2019 academic year. This program is designed to facilitate the training for the next generation of great engineering professors.
27 Mar, 2018
Our paper, "Attack Directories, Not Caches: Side Channel Attacks in a Non-Inclusive World",
has been accepted in the Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland'19).
21 Oct, 2017
Our paper, "Record-Replay Architecture as a General Security Framework",
has been accepted at the 24th International Symposium on HighPerformance Computer Architecture (HPCA'18).
14 Oct, 2017
I presented our work "Secure Hierarchy-Aware Cache Replacement Policy (SHARP): Defending Against Cross-Core Cache-Based Side Channel Attacks" in the 3rd Career Workshop for Women and Minorities in Computer Architecture (CWWMCA'17).
21 Sep, 2017
I have received the W.J. Poppelbaum Memorial Award.
This award is intended for graduate students in computer hardware or architecture, based on academic performance and design creativity.