Riccardo Paccagnella is an assistant professor of computer science in Carnegie Mellon’s Software and Societal Systems department. He is a core faculty member of CyLab’s Security and Privacy Institute, with a courtesy appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2023.

Paccagnella’s research interests lie in system and hardware security. His recent work has focused on uncovering and mitigating new classes of hardware vulnerabilities that undermine the prevailing models for building secure software. Paccagnella has also worked on improving the security of operating system audit frameworks.

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