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Trusted computing, Hardware/architectural security support, Systems security, Authentication and privacy
Specific Research Interests
Dr. Zhao’s primary research interests mainly concern low-level platform security, including but not limited to hardware, firmware, hypervisor and OS. Specifically, he would like to find out the actual trustworthiness of underlying components that are assumed or have to be trusted, and based on the findings what can be done to eventually achieve trustworthy program execution. He is also interested in solutions to authentication, privacy preservation and data protection that make use of the low-level approaches.