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Ben Livshits is a Reader (Associate Professor++) at Imperial College London and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. He is also the Chief Scientist for Brave Software, the maker of a novel web browser with built-in ad blocking, which gives you a faster, more secure and privacy-preserving experience. Please take Brave for a spin or reach out if you'd like to work with us!

Previously, Dr. Livshits worked as a research scientist at Microsoft Research (MSR). To learn about Ben's research, please see an overview of some of the themes. Also see his old Stanford homepage and a dedicated photography portfolio site Oberon Imaging.

Announcements

I am actively looking for motivated and capable Ph.D. students and post-docs interested in security, privacy, program analysis, and compilers to work with me on a wide range of exciting topics in systems security or programming languages. See the offial advertisment here. Please send me an email if you think you may be interested. Please use "Ph.D. application" or "Post-doc application" as your email subject line to be considered. Please highlight your existing research experience, including papers published, if any, and also why you'd like to work with me. I try to respond to all email, but cannot always promise it.
I am teaching CO445H, Advanced Security, starting in October. If you are interested in advanced security topics, please consider joining this course.

Recent position papers and technical reports