Peterson Yuhala

PhD candidate | University of Neuchâtel


Rue Emile Argand 11


2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to visit. I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. My research is centered around confidential computing using trusted execution environments (TEEs). I propose tools and techniques to facilitate adoption and enhance performance of TEE technologies like Intel SGX and ARM TrustZone.

My research work is supervised by Prof. Pascal Felber, Dr. Valerio Schiavoni, and Prof. Alain Tchana.

Before joining UniNE, I earned a Computer Engineering diploma from the National Advanced School of Engineering (2018), Yaounde, Cameroon.

In my free time I am an electronics hobbyist who loves tinkering with Raspberry Pis and Arduinos to build interesting automation projects. When I’ve got a bit more breathing room, I dive into Kali Linux and explore the art of ethical hacking.


Apr 08, 2024 Talk at the 39th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing - DADS track.
Feb 16, 2024 My PhD thesis defense (private)
Dec 22, 2023 Accepted paper at OPODIS’23, Tokyo Japan
Dec 11, 2023 Talk: Middleware’23, Bologna, Italy, Dec 11-15
Oct 01, 2023 Confidential computing workshop, Ascona, Switzerland, Oct 1-4

Selected publications

    Fortress: Securing IoT Peripherals with Trusted Execution Environments
    Peterson Yuhala ,  Jämes Ménétrey ,  Pascal Felber , and 2 more authors
  2. DSN
    Plinius: Secure and Persistent Machine Learning Model Training
    Peterson Yuhala ,  Pascal Felber ,  Valerio Schiavoni , and 1 more author
  3. Middleware
    Montsalvat: Intel SGX shielding for GraalVM native images
    Peterson Yuhala ,  Jämes Ménétrey ,  Pascal Felber , and 5 more authors
  4. Middleware
    SecV: Secure Code Partitioning via Multi-Language Secure Values
    Peterson Yuhala ,  Pascal Felber ,  Hugo Guiroux , and 4 more authors
  5. DSN
    SGX Switchless Calls Made Configless
    Peterson Yuhala ,  Michael Paper ,  Timothée Zerbib , and 3 more authors
  6. VEE
    (No)Compromis: paging virtualization is not a fatality
    Boris Teabe ,  Peterson Yuhala ,  Alain Tchana , and 3 more authors