### recent.news

2010-09-14 - the slides from my recent (re-)presentation (with lots of extra bits) at SEC-T 2010, will soon be online! exploit code [...]

2009-12-18 - The slides from my recent presentation at CRESTCon 2009, the 'replacement' for CHECKCon, are now online! exploit code for the demonstrations [...]

# :.home.research3.141592..

basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.

### pub.lications

• September 14-10
- SEC-T 2010: "Vulnerabilities in Full/Virtual Disk Encryption Products"
Neil Kettle
Rio theatre, Stockholm, Sweden
[ presentation (pdf) - abstract ]
• December 22-09
- CRESTCon 2009: "[Win32] Full/Virtual Disk Encryption Vulnerabilities"
Neil Kettle
15th December, Royal Holloway College, University of London
[ presentation (pdf) - abstract ]
• April 19-09
- CanSec 2009: "Bug classes we have found in *BSD, OS X and Solaris kernels"
Neil Kettle and Christer Oberg
[ presentation (odp) - presentation (pdf) - abstract ]
• September 02-08
- Anytime Algorithms for ROBDD Symmetry Detection and Approximation
Neil Kettle
PhD thesis, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF.
[ thesis (pdf) - abstract ]
• June 17-08
- Bit-Precise Reasoning with Affine Functions
Neil Kettle and Andy King
In 1st International Workshop on Bit-Precise Reasoning (BPR-2008)
[ paper (pdf) - link - abstract ]
• August 30-07
- An Anytime Algorithm for Generalized Symmetry Detection in ROBDDs
Neil Kettle and Andy King
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), IEEE. (Note: Copyright held by IEEE 2007.)
[ paper (pdf) - link - abstract ]
• August 10-06
- Proof of New Decompositional Results for Generalized Symmetries
Neil Kettle and Andy King
Technical Report 05-06, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF.
[ paper (ps) - abstract ]
• March 20-06
- Widening ROBDDs with Prime Implicants
Neil Kettle, Andy King, and Tadeusz Strzemecki
In Holger Hermanns and Jens Palsberg, editors, 12th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), volume 3920 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 105-119. Springer-Verlag. (Note: see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html.)
[ paper (ps) - paper (pdf) - presentation (pdf) - link - abstract ]
• February 16-06
- Proof of New Implicational Relationships between Generalized Symmetries
Neil Kettle and Andy King
Technical Report 13-05, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF.
Abstract: This note provides proof of some new implicational relationships between generalized symmetries. These relationships are formulated in terms of twelve symmetry types. Six of these symmetries are denoted $T_n^{x_i,x_j}$ where the index $n \in [1,6]$ indicates that a specific co-factor equivalence property holds between the variables $x_i$ and $x_j$. The other six symmetries are denoted $\neg T_n^{x_i,x_j}$, and indicate that one co-factor is equivalent to the negation of the other. The relationships that are specified take the form, if $T_p^{x_i,x_j}$ and $T_q^{x_j,x_k}$ hold then $T_r^{x_i,x_j}$ holds where $T_p,T_q$ and $T_r$ denote one of these twelve symmetry types.
[ paper (ps) - no abstract ]
• January 30-06
- An Anytime Symmetry Detection Algorithm for ROBDDs
Neil Kettle and Andy King
In Hidetoshi Onodera, editor, 11th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), pages 243-248. IEEE. (Note: Copyright held by IEEE 2006.)
[ paper (ps) - paper (pdf) - presentation (pdf) - link - abstract ]