• Speaker : Reza Rahaeimehr
  • Location : ITE 401
  • Date : Feburary 6th, 2018
  • Time : 1:00 - 2:00 PM


Modern CPUs take advantage of speculative out-of-order execution methods to provide better performance. Recently, two fatal attacks, Meltdown and Spectre, have been introduced which can exploit this feature and break down the security of most PCs, Laptops, Smartphones, and clouds. Currently, there is no effective solution to mitigate the attacks and it seems that serious changes must be considered in designing of modern CPUs. In this talk, Meltdown and Spectre will be explained.


Reza is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut under Marten van Dijk’s supervision. He got his master degree at Amirkabir Univercity of Technology, Iran, and his bachelor degree at the University of Isfahan, Iran. He has over 14 years academic experience as a Computer Science instructor at Shariaty Technical University, Iran. He also gained industrial experience as a software developer, analyst, and project manager. His research interests are in Cloud Computing. Distributed Systems, and Applied Security.