Roei Schuster

Tel Aviv University and Cornell Tech

About me

I'm a computer science PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University, where I am advised by Prof. Eran Tromer. For the past 4 years, I have been visiting Cornell Tech, where I am hosted by Prof. Vitaly Shmatikov. Previously, I completed my B.Sc. in computer science at the Technion, and worked as a researcher in the information security industry.

I am interested in the broad intersection of information security and machine learning. I published work on using data and ML for both defenses (to construct tight security policies) and attacks (analyzing and exploiting noisy side-channel leaks). I also focus on new advances in natural language processing, and their adversarial implications.


  • Transformer Feed-Forward Layers Are Key-Value Memories [pdf]
    Mor Geva, Roei Schuster, Jonathan Berant, and Omer Levy.
  • You Autocomplete Me: Poisoning Vulnerabilities in Neural Code Completion [pdf]
    Roei Schuster, Congzheng Song, Eran Tromer, and Vitaly Shmatikov. USENIX Security 2021
  • De-Anonymizing Text by Fingerprinting Language Generation [pdf]
    Zhen Sun, Roei Schuster, and Vitaly Shmatikov. NeurIPS 2020 (Spotlight)
  • Humpty Dumpty: Controlling Word Meanings via Corpus Poisoning [pdf]
    Roei Schuster, Tal Schuster, Yoav Meri, and Vitaly Shmatikov. IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2020
  • The Limitations of Stylometry for Detecting Machine-Generated Fake News [pdf]
    Tal Schuster, Roei Schuster, Darsh J Shah, and Regina Barzilay. Computational Linguistics, 2020
    Media coverage: MIT News
  • Synesthesia: Detecting Screen Content via Remote Acoustic Side-Channels [pdf] [paper webpage]
    (in alphabetical order) Daniel Genkin, Mihir Pattani, Roei Schuster, and Eran Tromer. IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2019
    Media coverage: Ars Technica, WIRED
  • Situational Access Control in the Internet of Things [pdf]
    Roei Schuster, Vitaly Shmatikov, and Eran Tromer. CCS 2018
  • Beauty and the Burst: Remote Identification of Encrypted Video Streams [pdf] [paper webpage]
    Roei Schuster, Vitaly Shmatikov, and Eran Tromer. USENIX Security 2017
    Media coverage: The Economist IEEE Spectrum
  • DroidDisintegrator: Intra-Application Information Flow Control for Android Apps [pdf] [paper webpage]
    Roei Schuster and Eran Tromer. AsiaCCS 2016