Klaus von Gleissenthall

I am a tenured Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where I am affiliated with the theory group and VUSec.

I work on methods that help practitioners write correct, secure and reliable systems, where I focus on keeping user effort low. My research interests span programming languages, security and systems.

Here is my CV.

Send me an email here.

I'm also archiving my application material from 2020: Research Statement and Teaching Statement.

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Open Positions: I'm looking for students at all levels. I have open positions for PhDs, and post-docs. If you're interested in the intersection of Security, Programming Languages and Formal Verification, please email me.



Before coming to the VU, I was a post-doc in the Programming Systems group at UCSD where I worked with Ranjit Jhala and Deian Stefan. Before that, I was a PhD student at TUM where I was advised by Andrey Rybalchenko and funded through a Microsoft Research scholarship. During my PhD I worked at Microsoft Research Cambridge as an intern and spent some more time there as a visitor. I received both a BSc. and MSc. in computer science from TUM with a minor in logic and philosophy of science at LMU. During my master's, I spent five months at Université Paris Diderot.


Program Committees:

Co-Chairing & Organization:
2023 Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security (PLAS).
2021VMCAI Artifact Evaluation
2019Verification of Distributed Systems Workshop (VDS)


CCS'23 Specification and Verification of Side-channel Security for Open-source Processors via Leakage Contracts. Zilong Wang, Gideon Mohr, Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Jan Reineke, Marco Guarnieri. Distinguished Paper Award. 🏆 [PDF]
PLDI'23 Don't Look UB: Exposing Sanitizer-Eliding Compiler Optimizations. Raphael Isemann, Cristiano Giuffrida, Herbert Bos, Erik van der Kouwe, Klaus v. Gleissenthall.[PDF]
ACSAC'23 Triereme: Speeding up hybrid fuzzing through efficient query scheduling. Elia Geretto, Julius Hohnerlein, Cristiano Giuffrida, Herbert Bos, Erik Van Der Kouwe, Klaus v. Gleissenthall.[PDF]
OOPSLA'23 Randomized Testing of Byzantine Fault Tolerant Algorithms. L. Winter, F. Buse, D. de Graaf, Klaus v. Gleissenthall, B. Kulahcioglu Ozkan. Distinguished Paper Award. 🏆 [PDF]
LATTE'22 Refinement Types for Hardware. Robin Webbers, Klaus v. Gleissenthall.
CCS'21 Solver-Aided Constant-Time Hardware Verification. Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Rami Gökhan Kici, Deian Stefan and Ranjit Jhala. [PDF]
POPL'21 Automatically Eliminating Speculative Leaks with Blade. Marco Vassena, Craig Disselkoen, Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Sunjay Cauligi, Rami Gökhan Kici, Dean Tullsen, Ranjit Jhala, Deian Stefan. Distinguished Paper Award. 🏆 [PDF][Code] [LLVM Blade]
PLDI'20 Towards Constant-Time Foundations for the New Spectre Era. Sunjay Cauligi, Craig Disselkoen, Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Dean Tullsen, Deian Stefan, Tamara Rezk, Gilles Barthe. Honorable mention, Intel hardware security award. 🏆 [PDF][Talk][Code]
USENIX Security'19 IODINE: Verifying Constant-Time Execution of Hardware. Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Rami Gökhan Kici, Deian Stefan and Ranjit Jhala. [PDF][Slides][Code][Talk]
POPL'19 Pretend Synchrony: Synchronous Verification of Asynchronous Distributed Programs. Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Rami Gökhan Kici, Alexander Bakst, Deian Stefan and Ranjit Jhala. [PDF][Slides][Code]
OOPSLA'17 Verifying Distributed Programs via Canonical Sequentialization. With Alexander Bakst, Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Rami Gökhan Kici and Ranjit Jhala.[PDF] [Slides] [Code] [Benchmarks] [ThequeFS] [Talk]
PLDI'16 Cardinalities and Universal Quantifiers for Verifying Parameterized Systems. Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Nikolaj Bjørner and Andrey Rybalchenko.[PDF] [Slides] [Talk]
CAV'15 Symbolic Polytopes for Quantitative Interpolation and Verification. Klaus v. Gleissenthall, Boris Köpf and Andrey Rybalchenko.
[PDF] [Slides] [Extended Version]
CONCUR'13 An Epistemic Perspective on Consistency of Concurrent Computations. Klaus v. Gleissenthall and Andrey Rybalchenko. [PDF] [Slides]
KI'11 Bayesian Logic Networks and the Search for Samples with Backward Simulation and Abstract Constraint Learning. Dominik Jain, Klaus v. Gleissenthall and Michael Beetz.

See also my DBLP entry.