James Larisch

Hello! I am a computer science PhD student at Harvard University, advised by Prof. Eddie Kohler. My research sits at the crowded and often confusing intersection of web infrastructure, security, programming languages, and systems performance.

I enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, playing piano, reading long novels, and simple personal websites that load almost instantly.

See my Adventurer's Log for conversation starters.

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Highly Opinionated Advice for (CS) PhD Happiness
January 7, 2022

Understanding the Firecracker VMM
March 31, 2021

The Case of the Montenegro Certificate
December 4, 2020

CRLite: From Academia to Firefox Deployment
January 13, 2020

Selected Publications

Hammurabi: A Framework for Pluggable, Logic-Based X.509 Certificate Validation Policies
James Larisch, Waqar Aqeel, Michael Lum, Yaelle Goldschlag, Kasra Torshizi, Leah Kannan, Yujie Wang, Taejoong Chung, Dave Levin, Bruce M. Maggs, Alan Mislove, Bryan Parno, Christo Wilson
Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2022
- Best Paper Honorable Mention CCS 2022
Paper | Presentation

Alto: Lightweight VMs using Virtualization-aware Managed Runtimes
James Larisch, James Mickens, Eddie Kohler
15th International Conference on Managed Languages & Runtimes (ManLang, now MPLR) 2018

CRLite: A Scalable System for Pushing All TLS Revocations to All Browsers
James Larisch, Dave Choffnes, Dave Levin, Bruce M. Maggs, Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson
IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland) 2017
- IEEE/MITRE Cybersecurity Award for Innovation
Paper | Presentation

Adventurer's Log

In no particular order, some random technical things I'm proud/ashamed of: