Arslan Khan

305 N. University Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2107

I am a Ph.D. student 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. Previously, I have also worked at Siemens (formerly Mentor Graphics) where I contributed to the development of their multi-core frameworks and real-time technologies.


Senior Software Developer

Mentor Graphics

Worked on design and rework of Nucleus RTOS for Industry 4.0.

Jul 2016 โ€“ Jul 2018

Software Developer

Mentor Graphics

Worked on the design and development of Mentor Embedded Hypervisor.

Jun 2015 โ€“ Jul 2016


Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS)

Developed POC for various systems mostly inclined to concentrated solar energy such as heliostats, parabolic troughs and fresnels.

Jul 2014 โ€“ Sep 2014


Purdue University

Doctor of Philosophy - Computer Science
August 2018 - Present

Purdue University

Masters of Science - Computer Science
August 2018 - August 2021 (expected)

University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
August 2010 - May 2015


  • M2MON: Building an MMIO-based Security Reference Monitor for Unmanned Vehicles
    Arslan Khan , Hyungsub Kim, Byoungyoung Lee, Dongyan Xu, Antonio Bianchi , Dave (Jing) Tian. In Proceedings of the 30th USENIX Security Symposium. Proceedings of the 30th USENIX Security Symposium ( USENIX Security 2021 ), Vancouver, Canada, August 2021 (Acceptance Rate: TBD%).


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, learn new instruments and play with synthesizers. Here's some music i've written over the years.

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