Lauren Biernacki

Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science & Engineering
University of Michigan

Hello, I'm Lauren! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. I am advised by Professor Todd Austin on my dissertation research to integrate integrity and confidentiality protections in computer architecture. My research interests lie broadly in hardware security, with previous work focusing on embedding moving target defenses in hardware to ensure program security. Currently, I am applying these techniques to sensitive data to ensure privacy in cloud-computing applications. I received my B.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2017 and my M.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2019. I am a Michigan Rackham Merit Fellow.


Sequestered Encryption: A Hardware Technique for Comprehensive Data Privacy

Thwarting Control Plane Attacks with Displaced and Dilated Address Spaces

Morpheus: A Vulnerability-Tolerant Secure Architecture Based on Ensembles of Moving Target Defenses with Churn