Sophia D’Antoine is a security researcher at Trail of Bits and a recent graduate student from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At RPI, her graduate research focused on malicious applications of hardware side channels in virtualized environments. She has presented at RECon Montreal, BlackHat and Sec-t on exploiting out-of-order execution, a processor optimization, to create a side channel.
Through her involvement in RPISEC, she has taught security courses, competed in CTFs, and performed security consulting assessments.
Presently, she is working with LLVM to automatically analyze, obfuscate, and transform execution paths. Additionally, she is merging concepts of program analysis at this software level to explore automated exploitation techniques as she presented at Hack.lu 2015.