Riccardo Paccagnella

Hi! I am an assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, where I am a core faculty member in S3D and CyLab and have a courtesy appointment in ECE. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science (2023) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I was advised by Chris Fletcher.

My research interests are in system and hardware security. Recently, my work has been focusing on uncovering and mitigating new classes of hardware vulnerabilities and their impact on secure software. In the past, I also worked on improving the security of operating system audit frameworks.



I am grateful to work with a team of amazing students.

PhD students:

I am looking for students! Interested in joining my research group? Please make sure to apply to CMU in December and mention my name in your application. If you are currently a CMU student, feel free to email me and/or consider signing up for the “Advanced Topics in Hardware Security” course.

Peer-reviewed publications

Contact information

I am best reached at rpaccagn@cs.cmu.edu.