Michael Coughlin

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
ECEE 1B61A
Email: michael dot coughlin at colorado dot edu
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PGP Public Key Fingerprint: 86CB BDFA D9DF F7ED F92C 22F5 6CE4 968B 3EC5 373B

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. Currently, I am working with Professor Eric Keller in the Next Generation Networks Research Group (NGN). I received my undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines. My research interests are in embedded and network securirty, but I am also interested in networking, embedded systems, distributed systems and operating systems, including mobile applications and software-defined networking.

Research

Michael Coughlin, Ali Ismail, Eric Keller. “Apps with Hardware: Enabling Run-time Architectural Customization in Smart Phones” In Proceedings of the 2016 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC ‘16), Denver, CO, USA, June 2016. [abstract][paper][presentation][bibtex][source code]

Michael Coughlin, Eric Keller, Eric Wustrow. “Trusted Click: Overcoming Security issues of NFV in the Cloud” In Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFVSec ‘17), Scottsdale, AZ, USA, March 2017. [abstract][paper][acm dl]

Michael Coughlin, Ali Ismail, Eric Keller. “Mobile Applications with Reconfigurable Hardware” Poster at the 11th USENIX Symposium on Operating System Design and Implementation, Broomfield, CO, USA, October 2014. [abstract][poster]

Oliver Michel, Michael Coughlin, Eric Keller. “Extending the Software-defined Network Boundary” Poster at the ACM SIGCOMM 2014 Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, August 2014. [abstract][poster][acm dl]

Michael Coughlin, Oliver Michel, Eric Keller, and Adam J. Aviv. “Making the Live Network the Honeypot”. Poster at the 11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ‘14), Seattle, WA, USA, April 2014. [abstract] [poster]

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2009 - 2013

B.S. Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines, 2009 - 2013

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013 - 2015

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013 - Present
Preliminary Exam: A Survey of SDN Security Research

Experience

Undergraduate Student Intern, Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 2012 - August 2012

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines, August 2012 - May 2013

Software Development Intern, SpinFusion, Inc., June 2013 - August 2013

Teaching Assistant, ECEN 1310, Professor Fabio Somenzi, University of Colorado Boulder, August 2013 - December 2013

Research Assistant, Professor Eric Keller, University of Colorado Boulder, January 2014 - Present

Security Engineering Intern, Facebook, Inc, May 2016 - August 2016