I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. I work in FRIENDS and PurSec labs under the guidance of Prof. Dongyan Xu and Prof. Dave (Jing) Tian. Other than that I also work closely with Prof. Antonio Bianchi. My research interest lies in the area of systems and security. In particular, I am interested in identifying novel architectures and security issues in confidential computing and operating systems.
Worked on enhahcing Qualcomm's Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) OS (QSEE/QTEE)
Worked on design and rework of Nucleus RTOS for Industry 4.0.
Worked on the design and development of Mentor Embedded Hypervisor.
Developed POC for various systems mostly inclined to concentrated solar energy such as heliostats, parabolic troughs and fresnels.
Arslan Khan, Muqi Zou, Kyungtae Kim, Dongyan Xu, Antonio Bianchi, and Dave Jing Tian. “Fuzzing SGX Enclaves via Host Program Mutations”. In: 2023 IEEE 8th European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P). 2023.
Arslan Khan, Dongyan Xu, and Dave Jing Tian. “EC: Embedded Systems Compartmentalization via Intra-Kernel Isolation”. In: 2023 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P). 2023.
Arslan Khan, Dongyan Xu, and Dave Jing Tian. “Low-Cost Privilege Separation with Compile Time Compartmentalization for Embedded Systems”. In: 2023 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P). 2023.
Arslan Khan, Joseph I. Choi, Dave Jing Tian, Tyler Ward, Kevin R. B. Butler, Patrick Traynor, John M. Shea, and Tan F. Wong. “Privacy-Preserving Localization using Enclaves”. In: 2021 IEEE 12th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON). Best Presentation Award. 2021, pp. 0269–0278.
Arslan Khan, Hyungsub Kim, Byoungyoung Lee, Dongyan Xu, Antonio Bianchi, and Dave Jing Tian. “M2MON: Building an MMIO-based Security Reference Monitor for Unmanned Vehicles.” In: USENIX Security Symposium. 2021, pp. 285–302.
Apart from being a security researcher, i like to travel and hike. I've visited most of Northeren Pakistan and various places around the US. When forced indoors, I like to play games (I have achieved ELO of 1700+ on Age Of Empires using unconventional methods), learn new instruments and play with synthesizers. Here's some music i've written over the years.