Jakub Szefer

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Room / Office: Dunham 519
Office Address:
10 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208267
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-1275
Fax: (203) 432-7481
Email: jakub.szefer@yale.edu
  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • M.A., Princeton University
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Computer architecture and security: Secure hardware-software architectures for servers and mobile devices; Many-core processor architectures with security features, Hardware trust evidence; Design for security and energy efficiency; Security architecture verification; Cloud computing security; Data center security.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Wu Prize for Excellence, Princeton University, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Fall 2012
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Spring 2011 & Spring 2010
  • National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship, Summer 2009
  • Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University

Selected Publications:

  • Jakub Szefer and Ruby B. Lee, "BitDeposit: Deterring Attacks and Abuses of Cloud Computing Services Through Economic Measures," in Proceedings of the Workshop on Assured Cloud Computing (ACC), May 2013.
  • Jakub Szefer, Pramod Jamkhedkar, Yu-Yuan Chen and Ruby B. Lee, "Physical Attack Protection with Human-Secure Virtualization in Data Centers," in Proceedings of the Workshop on Open Resilient human-aware Cyber-physical Systems (WORCS), pp. 1-6, June 2012.
  • Jakub Szefer and Ruby B. Lee, "Architectural Support for Hypervisor-Secure Virtualization," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), pp. 437-450, March 2012.
  • Jakub Szefer, Eric Keller, Ruby B. Lee and Jennifer Rexford, "Eliminating the Hypervisor Attack Surface for a More Secure Cloud," in Proceedings of the Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), pp. 401-412, October 2011.

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