Nathan Dautenhahn

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Computing systems contain vast amounts of sensitive information, but most systems have numerous layers of abstractions, making it challenging to guarantee high-level security properties. Nathan Dautenhahn's research identifies fundamental abstraction gaps and closes them with cross-layer solutions. He is most interested in building trustworthy systems software, where a single exploit could compromise the whole system. His research in operating system security has applied two key approaches: decompose systems in ways that enhance trustworthiness and harden them to attack.

Research Areas

Systems security, operating systems, virtualization, program analysis, microarchitecture.

Education

PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)

BS, Computer Engineering, The University of New Mexico (2008)

Teaching Areas

Doctoral Education Perspectives

Advanced Operating Systems

Operating Systems Seminar

Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering (PURE)