Yuval Yarom
I am a Senior Lecturer (Australian for Assistant Professor) at the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, and a Researcher in the Trustworthy Systems group at Data61, CSIRO. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide in 2014, and my M.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993 and 1990, respectively. In between I have been the Vice President of Research in Memco Software and a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Girafa.com.

My research explores the security of the interface between the software and the hardware. In particular, I am interested in the discrepancy between the way that programmers think about software execution and the concrete execution in modern processors. I work on identifying micro-architectural vulnerabilities, and on exploitation and mitigation techniques.

Contact Information
Office: Ingkarni Wardli 4.23
Phone: +61 (0)8 8313 4727
Email: yval at cs.adelaide.edu.au

Mailing Address
School of Computer Science
Level 4 Ingkarni Wardli
The University of Adelaide, SA 5005
Recent Publications
Anatoly Shusterman, Zohar Avraham, Eliezer Croitoru, Yarden Haskal, Lachlan Kang, Dvir Levi, Yosef Meltser, Prateek Mittal, Yossi Oren, Yuval Yarom, Website Fingerprinting Through the Cache Occupancy Channel and its Real World Practicality, IEEE TDSC, To Appear.
Zhi Zhang, Yueqiang Cheng, Dongxi Liu, Surya Nepal, Zhi Wang, Yuval Yarom, PThammer: Cross-User-Kernel-Boundary Rowhammer through Implicit Accesses, MICRO, Oct 2020.
Paul Kocher, Jann Horn, Anders Fogh, Daniel Genkin, Daniel Gruss, Werner Haas, Mike Hamburg, Moritz Lipp, Stefan Mangard, Thomas Prescher, Michael Schwarz, Yuval Yarom, Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution, Communications of the ACM 63(7), pp. 93–101, Jul 2020.
Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, Thomas Prescher, Werner Haas, Jann Horn, Stefan Mangard, Paul Kocher, Daniel Genkin, Yuval Yarom, Mike Hamburg, Raoul Strackx, Meltdown: Reading Kernel Memory from User Space, Communications of the ACM 63(6), pp. 45–56, Jun 2020.
Shaanan Cohney, Andrew Kwong, Shachar Paz, Daniel Genkin, Nadia Heninger, Eyal Ronen, Yuval Yarom, Pseudorandom Black Swans: Cache Attacks on CTR_DRBG, IEEE SP, pp. 875–892, May 2020.
Andrew Kwong, Daniel Genkin, Daniel Gruss, Yuval Yarom, RAMBleed: Reading Bits in Memory Without Accessing Them, IEEE SP, pp. 310–326, May 2020.
Jo Van Bulck, Daniel Moghimi, Michael Schwarz, Moritz Lipp, Marina Minkin, Daniel Genkin, Yuval Yarom, Berk Sunar, Daniel Gruss, Frank Piessens, LVI: Hijacking Transient Execution through Microarchitectural Load Value Injection, IEEE SP, pp. 1452–1470, May 2020.
Michelle McClintock, Katrina Falkner, Claudia Szabo, Yuval Yarom, Enterprise Security Architecture: Mythology or Methodology?, ICEIS, pp. 679–689, May 2020. Best student paper award.
Daniel Genkin, Romain Poussier, Rui Qi Sim, Yuval Yarom, Yuanjing Zhao, Cache vs. Key-Dependency: Side Channeling an Implementation of Pilsung, TCHES 2020(1), pp. 231–255, Nov 2019.
Claudio Canella, Daniel Genkin, Lukas Giner, Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp, Marina Minkin, Daniel Moghimi, Frank Piessens, Michael Schwarz, Berk Sunar, Jo Van Bulck, Yuval Yarom, Fallout: Leaking Data on Meltdown-resistant CPUs, CCS, pp. 769–784, London, United Kingdom, Nov 2019.