Peter F. Klemperer

Research Statement:

I am working for my advisor Professor James C. Hoe in the ECE Department at Carnegie Mellon University . My focus is improving consumer computing security using per-application virtual machines.  Virtualization also enables new detection mechanisms from the high-ground measurement position in the hypervisor; outside of the guest operating-system.


Peter F. Klemperer is a fifth year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon (ECE), advised by James C. Hoe. He completed his Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. His research interests include reliable and secure computing in both critical and consumer applications.


I am working towards a PhD Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and trying to graduate in May 2014.


“Tag, You Can See It! Using tags for access control in photo sharing.” Peter F. Klemperer, Yuan Liang, Michelle L. Mazurek, Manya Sleeper, Blase Ur, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Nitin Gupta, and Michael K. Reiter. In CHI 2012: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2012.

“Exploring Reactive Access Control.” Michelle L. Mazurek, Peter F. Klemperer, Richard Shay, Hassan Takabi, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Faith Cranor. CHI 2011, May 7–12, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

“FPGA Hardware Implementation of Statically-derived Application-aware Error Detectors.” Peter Klemperer, Shelley Chen, Karthik Pattabiraman, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer.  Workshop on Dependable and Secure Nanocomputing, DSN 2007.

“Toward Application-Aware Security and Reliability.” Iyer, R.K.; Kalbarczyk, Z.; Karthik Pattabiraman; Healey, W.; Hwu, W.-M.W.; Klemperer, P.; Farivar, R.; Security & Privacy Magazine, IEEE Volume 5,  Issue 1,  Jan.-Feb. 2007 Page(s):57 - 62