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David Lie


Computer Engineering

Contact Information
Phone: (416) 946-0251
Office: SF 2001C


David Lie received his B.S. from the University of Toronto in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D from Stanford University in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. While at Stanford, David founded and led the XOM (eXecute Only Memory) Processor Project, which supports the execution of tamper and copy-resistant software. He was the recipient of a best paper award at SOSP for this work. David is also a recipient of the MRI Early Researcher Award.  David leads the software security theme of the NSERC ISSNet Strategic Network on Systems Security and is a member of its Scientific Advisor Board.  David has served on various  program committees including OSDI, ASPLOS, Usenix Security and IEEE Security & Privacy.  Currently, his interests are focused on securing mobile devices, cloud computing security and increasing the reliability of concurrent software.


  • Best Paper Award, SOSP 2003
  • CFI New Opportunities Fund, 2005
  • MRI Early Research Award, 2008
  • Member of the IEEE, ACM and USENIX