FICS Research Team Wins Awards at 2016 HOST Symposium

Members of the FICS Research team brought home two Best Paper Awards and one Best Paper Nomination from this year’s HOST Symposium!

The IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) is an annual symposium which aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. Each year it draws attendance from hundreds of specialists from academe, government agencies, and various industries to share new findings and highlight research results in the area of hardware and system security. Relevant research topics include techniques, tools, design/test methods, architectures, circuits, and applications of secure hardware. This year it was held at The Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Virginia from May 3 – 5, 2016, and featured four keynote speakers, three visionary talks, three invited industry talks, twenty-six technical paper and eighteen poster presentations, as well as a best paper and, for the first time ever, a hardware demo competition.

Several FICS Research faculty and students not only attended, but served on committees and presented at the symposium. Members of the FICS Research team were recognized with the following awards:



Best Paper Award, Q. Shi, N. Asadi, D. Forte, and M. Tehranipoor, “A Layout-driven Framework to Assess Vulnerability of ICs to Microprobing Attacks,” IEEE Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2016. (pictured above.)

Best Paper Nomination, K. Yang, D. Forte, and M. Tehranipoor, “UCR: An Unclonable Chipless RFID Tag,” IEEE Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2016.

Best Paper Award, “K. Xiao, D. Forte, and M. Tehranipoor, “Efficient and Secure Split Manufacturing via Obfuscated Built-In Self-Authentication,” IEEE Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2015  (pictured below.)


Host best paper award 2

To learn more about this year’s HOST Symposium, click HERE.

For a full listing of all 2016 HOST award winners, click HERE.