Addressing Computer Architecture Vulnerabilities with Mengjia Yan

In this episode

Produced By: Nate Caldwell

Professor Mengjia Yan shares insights into her cybersecurity research. A full transcript of this podcast can be viewed here.

Computer Architecture & Security with Professor Mengjia Yan

Professor Yan says she originally became interested in computer architecture because she was “obsessed with how people can build complex computers from transistors and logical gates and compose them to deliver all the functionalities we want.” She describes how coming up with “brilliant ideas to make trade-offs between performance, energy efficiency, and hardware cost” was fascinating to her. Learn more about Mengjia Yan in her spotlight.

About the speakers

Assistant Professor, MIT EECS

Mengjia Yan is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interest lies in the areas of computer architecture and hardware security, with a focus on side channel attacks and defenses. Yan received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC).