Date: Aug 28, 2019

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Location: IB 2071

DSRC Seminar | What Is Hardware Security and Trust? A Talk for Everyone in IoT Era

We are now living in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where everyone and everything are connected. Hardware is the root of computing, communication, and data storage for all IoT devices. As these devices are traditionally designed and implemented for high performance and low power consumption, their security vulnerabilities have been exploited in the past couple of decades. In this talk, we will introduce the security and trust concerns in IoT devices using illustrative examples. Most of the examples are from real life and they are tailored for general audience without any background in hardware and security. Through these examples, you will learn the basic concepts of many security vulnerabilities and attacks, including power analysis, fault injection, side channel analysis, GPS spoofing, hardware fingerprint, and more. We will also discuss briefly the key challenges and opportunities for today’s research in hardware security and trust. 

Gang Qu received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Ph.D. in computer science in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he leads the Maryland Embedded Systems and Hardware Security Lab (MeshSec) and the Wireless Sensor Laboratory. His recent research activities are on hardware security and trust, artificial intelligence, security in vehicular systems, and the Internet of Things. He is also known for his work on wireless sensor networks, low power and energy efficient embedded system design.  He has published about 250 conference papers and journal articles on these topics. Dr. Qu is an enthusiastic teacher, he has taught and co-taught various security courses, including a popular MOOC on Hardware Security through Coursera.