James Larisch

I’m computer science PhD candidate at Harvard University, advised by Prof. Eddie Kohler. During my undergrad degree at Northeastern I worked (and continue to work with) Prof. Christo Wilson. I research systems and security — I am particularly interested in improving the security, flexibility, and integrity of the modern web, among other things.

I enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 🥋, piano 🎹, reading long novels 📖, and simple personal websites that load instantly.

Selected Publications

Assertion-Carrying Certificates
Waqar Aqeel, Zachary Hanif, James Larisch, Olamide Omolola, Taejoong Chung, Dave Levin, Bruce Maggs, Alan Mislove, Bryan Parno, and Christo Wilson
Foundations of Computer Security (FCS) 2020

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


Understanding the Firecracker VMM
March 31, 2021

The Case of the Montenegro Certificate
December 4, 2020

CRLite: From Academia to the “Real World”
January 13, 2020