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:

  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser and Jakub Szefer, "Hard Drive Side-Channel Attacks using Smartphone Magnetic Field Sensors" in Proceedings of Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), January 2015.
  • Sebastian Biedermann, Stefan Katzenbeisser and Jakub Szefer, "Hot-Hardening: Getting More Out Of Your Security Settings" in Proceedings of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 2014.
  • Jakub Szefer, Pramod Jamkhedkar, Diego Perez-Botero and Ruby B. Lee, "Cyber Defenses for Physical Attacks and Insider Threats in Cloud Computing," in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS), June 2014.
  • 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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