Talks and Panels

08-04-2016 DEFCON Hardware Hacking Village

08-02-2016 Sandia

07-26-2016 NSWC Crane Microelectronics Integrity Meeting

07-14-2016 MIT Lincoln Labs

07-13-2016 BBN/Raytheon

05-23-2016 IEEE Security and Privacy

Office: 2641 BBB
Email: mdhicks@gmail.com 
Mailing address:
Bob and Betty Beyster Building
2260 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2121

 

I am currently on the academic job market.  Please see my research and teaching statement.

I have a mock twitter account, thanks to some of my more mischievous introductory programming students.

I am a Lecturer at the University of Michigan.  This semester, I teach the only undergraduate-level Security course, EECS 388.  I am co-teaching with Morley Mao, so if you are in 388, I will see you in lecture.  Between 2013 and 2015, I was a Postdoc in Professor Kevin Fu's (Security) and Todd Austin’s (Architecture) groups at the University of Michigan.  In May of 2013, I earned a PhD in Computer Science (advised by Sam King) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I also earned my Masters in 2008.  I earned my BS in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in May 2006.

Even though my main job is teaching students the awesomeness of computers, I still try to squeeze in research.  Broadly, I am interested in systems, security, and architecture.  My current research spans hardware and embedded system security, intermittently powered systems, and approximate computing.  Previous research projects include, crafting and detecting malicious insertions into hardware and hardware support for real-time and embedded systems.