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Ashlesha Joshi Awarded Intel Fellowship

Ashlesha Joshi, a graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, was awarded an Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Award. This program awards two-year fellowships to Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests.

Joshi works with Prof. Peter Chen. Her research interests lie in the areas of operating systems, virtual machines, and security. She stated, "I am interested in developing ways to make software more secure and robust using techniques at the operating system and virtual machine monitor levels. My work has focused on intrusion detection using virtual machine introspection. By combining VM introspection with vulnerability-specific predicates, attacks on known vulnerabilities can be detected with perfect accuracy and without unwanted perturbations to the target software.Future directions for this work include adding predicate support for interpreted programs, enabling automatic generation of predicates, and developing uses of predicates beyond intrusion detection."