Stephen Checkoway

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Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Oberlin College

Office: King 231
Telephone: +1 440.775.8364
Mastodon: Mastodon

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in embedded and cyberphysical systems security. Beyond those, I am interested in a number of topics such as tech policy, cryptography, programming languages, and compilers.

I think research is a social activity and I enjoy collaboration.

Research Projects

I have a collection of miscellaneous software I’ve written or contributed to here (almost certainly an incomplete list).

Recent Papers

  1. Evan Johnson, Maxwell Bland, YiFei Zhu, Joshua Mason, Stephen Checkoway, Stefan Savage, and Kirill Levchenko. Jetset: Targeted Firmware Rehosting for Embedded Systems, in Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium 2021. USENIX, Aug. 2021. [Details, PDF]
  2. Sam Crow, Brown Farinholt, Brian Johannesmeyer, Karl Koscher, Stephen Checkoway, Stefan Savage, Aaron Schulman, Alex Snoeren, and Kirill Levchenko. Triton: A Software-Reconfigurable Federated Avionics Testbed, in Proceedings of the USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test 2019. USENIX, Aug. 2019. [Details, PDF]

All of my papers are available and my Google Scholar profile is reasonably up to date.


Past teaching at UIC

Past teaching at JHU

Professional Activities

Recent Musings

All of my musings are available.