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NSF Grant

We got NSF grant for a new project: CSR: Small: Power Efficient Emerging Heterogeneous Platforms.

This project addresses the problem of design space exploration for high-performance embedded computing platforms. Such systems are increasingly heterogeneous, and include powerful multi-core microprocessors (CPUs), many-core Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), and Digital Signal Processors (DSPs). Despite the availability of these powerful platforms, many barriers exist for application developers and platform designers to reap the full benefits of these devices. Some of these challenges include finding effective mappings of applications to a wide range of heterogeneous compute platforms and defining/exploring the most appropriate memory interfaces.

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NSF Grant

We got NSF grant for a new project: developing a common free testbed, called TeSCASE, for side-channel analysis and security evaluation of cryptosystems, targets research and development in hardware security.

Analyzing side-channel information and exploiting it in side-channel attacks is expected to contribute in the understanding of the design, implementation, and new countermeasures. The work facilitates research on developing provable (side-channel analysis) SCA-resilient cryptographic systems that could lead to discoveries and inventions in multiple aspects of hardware security, fundamental side-channel analysis modeling, effective countermeasures, leakage-resilient cryptography, and fields products in security evaluation. This work develops an open holistic testbed for analyzing a system?s side-channel leakage and hardware security. While the testbed hardware platform services various side-channel leakage acquisitions, the software platform controls the hardware interface, simulates designs at different levels, estimates side-channel leakage, analyzes the leaked information, and evaluates hardware security with multiple metrics. The side channel analysis library provides a suite of known side-channel attacks and countermeasures.

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Jenny defended her PHD thesis

Jenny successfully defended her PHD thesis: Classification Of Malware Persistence Mechanisms using Low-artifact Disk Instrumentation. Congratulations to Jenny!

New Webpages Launched

Our new website is here!

Perhaad defended his PHD proposal

Perhaad defended his PHD proposal!

Dana defended his PHD proposal

Dana defended his PHD proposal!

Ayse defended her PHD proposal

Ayze defended her PHD proposal!