Date of the talk: 1 April 2016, 11h30-12h30, salle Petri/Turing
Hardware Security: Exploiting CMOS Variations and Noise for Cryptography Primitives.Secure systems are built on a foundation of security primitives implemented in hardware and low-level software. These primitives increasingly rely on physical properties of the system to introduce entropy and avoid physical attacks. Recent work on PUFs, TRNGs and side-channel resistance by academics and industry has shown the viability of these technologies. However the manufacturing process enables hypothetical threats where very subtle modifications can be introduced that statistically weaken security primitives. Quantifying these vulnerabilities and developing countermeasures is an ongoing topic of research.
Wayne Burleson has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1990. He is also currently a Senior Fellow at AMD Research in Boston. He has EE degrees from MIT and the University of Colorado. He has worked as a custom chip designer and consultant in the semiconductor industry with VLSI Technology, DEC, Compaq/HP, Intel, Rambus and AMD, as well as several start-ups. His research is in the general area of VLSI, including circuits and CAD for low-power, interconnects, clocking, reliability, thermal effects, process variation and noise mitigation. He also conducts research in hardware security, reconfigurable computing, content adaptive signal processing, RFID and multimedia instructional technologies. Wayne has published over 200 refereed publications in these areas and is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions in integrated circuit design and signal processing.