Decentralized Seminar Series at UW Madison

Talk: TEE-based smart contracts: pitfalls and challenges

Speaker: Andrew Miller (UIUC)
Date: Mon, 04/17/23
Time: 12pm
Location: Online


I will discuss design challenges and opportunities around TEE-based smart contracts, especially based on our recent experience of coordinated vulnerability disclosures involving access patterns and replay attacks. These are a powerful tool but not a silver bullet, and a bunch of technical debt must be repaid in order to build a secure system that relies on them. Paper Link


Andrew Miller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Electrical and Computer Engineering and affiliate in Computer Science. He's also an Associate Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) and a board member of the Zcash Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center.