DAVE LEVIN

dml@cs.umd.edu
@DistributedDave

4131 A.V. Williams
University of Maryland
Computer Science
UMIACS and MC2

Starting January, I will be an
assistant professor at UMD!

Curriculum Vitae


Dave Levin

Photo credit: BK Adams

ABOUT ME

I work at the intersection of networking, security, systems, and economics. I am passionate about understanding when and why security breaks down, and in building an Internet where users are safe and motivated to help one another achieve better performance and reliability. I am currently working on making the PKI more secure. On this, and other projects, I have been fortunate to work with many wonderful collaborators.

I am recruiting motivated PhD students; Drop me a line if you're interested


NEWS

September 22, 2016 The next Build-it, Break-it, Fix-it secure programming competition starts tonight. Sign up and stay tuned for results.
August 12, 2016 I'll be on the panel for Security Competitions and their role in education at USENIX Security
July 30, 2016 The SOSR 2017 website is now live. As General Chair, I encourage you to submit!
July 29, 2016 Happy to announce a few paper acceptances to CCS 2016 and IMC 2016. Congrats to students Frank, Tijay, and Andrew!
  • Measuring and Applying Invalid SSL Certificates: The Silent Majority
    Taejoong Chung, Yabing Liu, David Choffnes, Dave Levin, Bruce M. Maggs, Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson
    To appear in ACM IMC 2016 (Internet Measurement Conference)
  • Measurement and Analysis of Private Key Sharing in the HTTPS Ecosystem
    Frank Cangialosi, Taejoong Chung, David Choffnes, Dave Levin, Bruce M. Maggs, Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson
    To appear in ACM CCS 2016 (Conference on Computer and Communications Security)
  • Build It, Break It, Fix It: Contesting Secure Development
    Andrew Ruef, Michael Hicks, James Parker, Dave Levin, Michelle Mazurek, Piotr Mardziel.
    To appear in ACM CCS 2016 (Conference on Computer and Communications Security)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (full list)

(pdf) Picocenter: Supporting long-lived, mostly-idle applications in cloud environments
Liang Zhang, James Litton, Frank Cangialosi, Theophilus Benson, Dave Levin, Alan Mislove
EuroSys 2016 (European Conference on Computer Systems)
(pdf)
(slides)
TrInc: Small Trusted Hardware for Large Distributed Systems
Dave Levin, John R. Douceur, Jacob R. Lorch, Thomas Moscibroda
NSDI 2009 (USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation)
Awarded best paper
(pdf) (slides) (www) Alibi Routing
Dave Levin, Youndo Lee, Luke Valenta, Zhihao Li, Victoria Lai, Cristian Lumezanu, Neil Spring, Bobby Bhattacharjee
ACM SIGCOMM 2015
(pdf) (www) Ting: Measuring and Exploiting Latencies Between All Tor Nodes
Frank Cangialosi, Dave Levin, Neil Spring
ACM IMC 2015 (Internet Measurement Conference) Long paper
(pdf) (www) Build It Break It: Measuring and Comparing Development Security
Andrew Ruef, Michael Hicks, James Parker, Dave Levin, Atif Memon, Jan Plane, Piotr Mardziel
CSET 2015 (Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test)
(pdf) (www) Analysis of SSL Certificate Reissues and Revocations in the Wake of Heartbleed
Liang Zhang, Dave Choffnes, Tudor Dumitras, Dave Levin, Alan Mislove, Aaron Schulman, Christo Wilson
ACM IMC 2014 (Internet Measurement Conference) Long paper

CLASSES TAUGHT

CMSC 414 Computer and Network Security (Spring 2016)
CMSC 396H Undergraduate Honors Seminar (Spring 2016)
CMSC 414 Computer and Network Security (Spring 2015)
CMSC 414 Computer and Network Security (Spring 2014)
CMSC 330 Organization of Programming Languages (Spring 2013)
Co-taught with Mike Hicks
CMSC 818F Securing and Monetizing the Internet (Spring 2013)
Co-taught with Elaine Shi