Welcome to the home page of Princeton Architecture Laboratory for Multimedia and Security (PALMS). The members of our research group are faculty and students in the Princeton University, Department of Electrical Engineering.

We are rethinking the architecture of computers to design security into the core of ubiquitous commodity computing and communications devices, their servers and their interconnecting networks. The goal is to achieve security without compromising performance, cost, energy consumption and usability. Our research involves security-aware microprocessors, small trusted computing bases integrating software, hardware and networking, hardware trust anchors, hardware defenses for mitigating software vulnerabilities, multicore security, secure embedded systems and secure SOCs, covert and side channels, memory integrity, secure software radio and novel processor architecture for fast cryptography and cryptanalysis. We are also researching fast 3D graphics and multimedia for handheld platforms, and secure mobile devices, in general.

Prof. Lee at Event of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Ruby Lee signs the Members' Book at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Three Women Computer Architects inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Sarita Adve, Ruby Lee and Margaret Martonosi. Congrats!

Congratulations to Prof.Lee elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

Congratulations to Prof.Ruby B. Lee, a pioneer in computer architecture, hardware security and multimedia, being named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing her career of innovation and scholarship!



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IBM-Princeton Security & Architecture Day

The IBM-Princeton Security & Architecture Day will be held at Princeton University on Friday, December 7, 2007. Please see the website for more information.

The Security & Architecture Day is a workshop sponsored by the Tri-State region computer security research community for bringing area researchers together, fostering multi-institutional collaborations, and discussing and exchanging our ideas and experiences with security and cryptography research.

New computer architecture aids emergency response

Princeton University Top Stories — by Teresa Riordan · Posted October 31, 2007; 10:21 a.m.

Princeton researchers have invented a computer architecture that enables the secure transmission of crucial rescue information to first responders during events such as natural disasters, fires or terrorist attacks.

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Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace

Professor Ruby Lee participated in the National Academy of Engineering committee which has written the following report:

PALMS Post-Doc Announcement

updated 11/7/2007

Post-doc positions at Princeton Architectural Lab for Multimedia and Security:

  • 1 year post-doc position for a Ph.D. graduate with expertise in security architecture and processor architecture (ISA and microarchitecture). Please submit curriculum vitae, research statement, three references, and up to 3 papers to rblee@princeton.edu.


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