Yan Michalevsky

Yan Michalevsky


Academic, professional and personal information.

I am a PhD candidate and computer security researcher at Stanford University, advised by Dan Boneh. My research interests include Computers Security and Systems, Mobile Security and Privacy, Applied Cryptography and Network and Web Security and Privacy. Previously, I worked in industry as a development team leader, independent contractor, and software engineer, mostly in the fields of networks, embedded software and security. My work has been covered by BBC, Wired, Engadget, KQED and other media outlets.

Curriculum Vitae

In Submission

  • G8Keepr: Securing Home IoT Devices using Commodity WiFi Routers
  • Decentralizing Policy-Hiding Attribute-based Encryption
  • Privately Finding Common Friends of Friends in Social Networks
  • Publications

  • MASHaBLE: Mobile Applications of Secret Handshakes over Bluetooth LE
    Proceedings of the 22nd annual international conference on mobile computing and networking (MobiCom'16)
  • PowerSpy: Location Tracking using Mobile Device Power Analysis
    24th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '15) conference proceedings
  • Gyrophone: Recognizing Speech from Gyroscope Signals
    23rd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '14)
  • Mobile Device Identification via Sensor Fingerprinting
    Technical report
  • Extending the Faust VST Architecture with Polyphony, Portamento and Pitch Bend
    Linux Audio Conference 2014 proceedings
  • Speaker Identification Using Diffusion Maps
    EUSIPCO 2011: 19th European Signal Processing Conference
  • Venus: Verification for Untrusted Cloud Storage
    CCSW '10: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM workshop on Cloud computing security
  • Fast H.264 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Transcoder with B-Slices and Direct Mode Support
    MELECON 2010 - 2010: 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
  • Selected Media Reports

  • Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use
    Wired.com
  • Battery power alone can be used to track Android phones
    BBC.com
  • Interview with KQED TV about PowerSpy
    KQED.org
  • The Gyroscopes in Your Phone Could Let Apps Eavesdrop on Conversations
    Wired.com
  • Stanford researchers discover ‘alarming’ method for phone tracking, fingerprinting through sensor flaws
    The Tech Chronicles - SFGate
  • Talks

  • Decentralizing Policy-hiding Attribute-based Encryption
    Stanford Security Lunch talk
  • Mobile Security and Privacy: Attacks and Defenses
    PhD Oral Defense Examination at Stanford
    VMware Research
    Visa Research
  • Privately Finding Common Friends of Friends in Social Networks
    Stanford Security Lunch talk
  • Securing Distributed Computation via Trusted Quorums
    Seminar talk at the Hebrew University
  • MASHaBLE: Mobile Applications of Secret Handshakes over Bluetooth LE
    Seminar talk at Columbia University
    The 22nd Annual Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom'16)
    Seminar talk at Tel-Aviv University
    Stanford Security Lunch talk
    BlackHat Asia 2017, Singapore
  • Eavesdropping, Location Tracking and other Side-Channels on Mobile Devices
    CyberTech 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • SommePrivée: Privacy Preserving Reports for Rare Occurrences
    Stanford Security Lunch talk
  • PowerSpy: Location Tracking using Mobile Device Power Analysis
    Invited talk at the Technion CE Club Seminar
    Invited talk at the Systems Seminar at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    Stanford Annual Security Workshop 2015
    24th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '15)
    Bay Area Security Research Summit 2015
    Stanford Security Lunch talk
  • Side-Channel Attacks on Mobile Devices
    Seminar at the Electrical Eng. department at Tel-Aviv University
  • Side-Channels in the 21st Century: Information Leakage from Smartphones
    RSA Conference US 2015
  • Side-Channel Attacks on Mobile Devices
    Invited talk at the UIUC CSL student conference 2015
  • Side-Channel Attacks on Mobile Devices
    Invited talk at Qualcomm Research
  • Gyrophone: Recognizing Speech from Gyroscope Signals
    BlackHat Europe 2014
    23rd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '14)
    Seminar at the Technion Electrical Engineering Department
    Stanford Security Lunch Talk
  • Kazabooboo!