Lin Zhong, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and of computer science at Rice University, co-authored a paper that was one of the Distinguished Paper Finalists at the Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium.
The lead author of “Ginseng: Keeping Secrets in Registers When You Distrust the Operating System” was Min Hong Yun, who earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science last year at Rice and will start his job at Google in a few weeks.
Zhong joined the Rice faculty in 2005. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in 1998 and 2000, respectively, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2002 and 2005, respectively.
At Rice, he leads the Efficient Computing Group, founded to make computing, communication and interfacing more effective and efficient. In 2012 he received an NSF CAREER Award. Two years later he was presented with the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award and, from Rice, the Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. His work at Rice has received a number of best paper awards.
Ginseng was presented at the NDSS Symposium held in San Diego on Feb. 24-27, 2019. More information, including its source code, can be found here.