Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Mengjia Yan is an assistant professor and the Homer A. Burnell Career Development Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Her research interests include computer architecture and security, with a focus on side channel attacks and defenses. Yan received a BS in computer science from Zhejiang University, China. and a PhD in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Yan has received several awards for work and conference papers, including an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award.
- Qi, Z., Feng, Q., Cheng, Y., Yan, M., Li, P., Yin, H., Wei, T. (2021). SpecTaint: Speculative Taint Analysis for Discovering Spectre Gadgets. Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS).
- Bourgeat, T., Drean, J., Yang, Y., Tsai, L., Emer, J., Yan, M. (2020). CaSA: End-to-end Quantitative Security Analysis of Randomly Mapped Caches. 53rd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO).
- Zhao, Z., Ji, H., Yan, M., Yu, J., Fletcher, C. W., Morrison, A., Marinov, D., Torrellas, J. (2020). Speculation Invariance (InvarSpec): Faster Safe Execution Through Program Analysis. 53rd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO).
- Yan, M., Fletcher, C. W., Torrellas, J. (2020). Cache Telepathy: Leveraging Shared Resource Attacks to Learn DNN Architectures. USENIX Security.