Homer A. Burnell Career Development Professor
Assistant Professor, MIT EECS
The Stata Center, 32G-840
32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139
mengjiay [at] mit [dot] edu
I’m an assistant professor at MIT's
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
My research interest lies in the areas of
computer architecture and security,
with a focus on side channel attacks and defenses.
My group works on exploiting new micro-architectural vulnerabilities and designing comprehensive and efficient defense mechanisms.
Before joining MIT, I earned a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science
from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC),
where I worked with Professor Josep Torrellas.
I received a B.S. degree in Computer Science
from Zhejiang University, China.
I'm looking for highly-motivated PhD, MEng, and UROP students.
If you are interested in working together, please read below.
- PhD: If you are a current MIT student, feel free to email me to schedule a meeting. For others, I would like to suggest following the normal PhD application process and indicate me as a preferred reader when submitting your application.
- MEng and UROP: If you are a current MIT student, I would recommend taking 6.888 Secure Hardware Design or 6.823 Computer System Architecture. I usually take on students from these courses.
If you could not take these courses, I would suggest filling in this form to help me understand your background. For students interested in summer internship positions, please send me an email with your CV and a statement to describe your past project highlights.