David Kohlbrenner


I am a post-doc with Dawn Song and working closely with the ADEPT lab at UC Berkeley.
I was advised by Hovav Shacham at UC San Diego.
Curriculum Vitae
I co-developed and taught T4CS(Terminals for Computer Scientists) at UCSD as CSE80 (Available here).

david.kohlbrenner [-at-] gmail.com

dkohlbre [-at-] berkeley.edu


My research interests span software security, systems, and hardware architecture.
I put special focus on the impact of hardware design on high-level software security.

My current project is the Keystone enclave for RISC-V.


D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham "On the effectiveness of mitigations against floating-point timing channels." USENIX Security. August 2017
C. Disselkoen, D. Kohlbrenner, L. Porter, D. Tullsen "Prime+Abort: A Timer-Free High-Precision L3 Cache Attack using Intel TSX" USENIX Security. August 2017
D. Kohlbrenner and H. Shacham "Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times." USENIX Security. August 2016
Second place at CSAW Applied Research 2016
M. Andrysco, D. Kohlbrenner, K. Mowery, R. Jhala, S. Lerner, and H. Shacham "On Subnormal Floating Point and Abnormal Timing." IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), May 2015 (Updated June 2017, original)
K. Mowery, M. Wei, D. Kohlbrenner, H. Shacham, and S. Swanson "Welcome to the Entropics: Boot-Time Entropy in Embedded Devices." IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), May 2013