Daniel Gruss is an assistant professor in Information Security at the Graz University of Technology, Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications. He finished his PhD with distinction in less than 3 years. He teaches undergraduate courses since 2010. Daniel’s research focuses on software-based attacks and defenses on microarchitectural layers in hardware and software. He implemented the first remote fault attack running in a website, known as Rowhammer.js.
His research team was one of the teams that found the Meltdown and Spectre bugs and the software patch (KAISER) against Meltdown which is now integrated in every operating system. His research has been presented at international venues, such as Black Hat, Usenix Security, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, Chaos Communication Congress, and others.