Faculty


Mark

Mark Tehranipoor

Director, Professor, Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Chair Professor

Research Interests
Hardware Security and Trust, Electronics Supply Chain Security, Counterfeit IC Detection and Prevention, and Reliable Circuits and Systems Design.

Mark M. Tehranipoor is currently the Intel Charles E. Young Professor in Cybersecurity at the University of Florida. Prior to joining University of Florida, Dr. Tehranipoor served as the founding director of the Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE) and the Comcast Center of Excellence in Security Innovation (CSI) at the University of Connecticut. He also co-founded a new IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriente Security and Trust (HOST) and the Trust-HUB forum.

Kevin

Kevin Butler

Associate Director, Associate Professor, Arnold and Lisa Goldberg Rising Star Professor in Computer Science

Research Interests
Computer Systems Security, Embedded Systems, Firmware Analysis, Mobile Security, Network Security, Adversarial Machine Learning.

Kevin Butler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Butler received his B.Sc. from Queen's University, his M.S. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the University of Florida in 2014, Dr. Butler founded and led the Oregon Systems Infrastructure and Information Security (OSIRIS) Lab and co-directed the Center for Cyber Security at the University of Oregon. Dr. Butler is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, and received an NSF CAREER Award in 2013.

Daniela

Daniela Oliveira

Diversity Director, Associate Professor

Research Interests
Interdisciplinary Computer Security, employing biology and warfare strategies to protect OS kernels and understanding the nature of software vulnerabilities and social engineering attacks.

Daniela Oliveira received her BS and MS degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazi in 1999 and 2001, respectively. After working as a software engineer for three years, she started her Ph program at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. In June 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the UC Davis, where she specialized in computer security and operating systems.

Domenic

Domenic Forte

SCAN Lab Director, Associate Professor

Research Interests
Hardware Security, Hardware Trojan Detection and Prevention, Security of the Electronics Supply Chain, Reverse Engineering, and Anti-Reverse Engineering.

Domenic Forte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2013. Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Forte was an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department a the University of Connecticut. He is a co-author of the book "Counterfeit Integrated Circuits- Detection an Avoidance." Dr. Forte received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2019, an NSF CAREER award in 2017, and an ARO Young Investigator Award in 2016.

Navid

Navid Asadizanjani

SCAN Lab Assistant Director, Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Counterfeit detection and prevention, system and chip level reverse engineering, anti-reverse engineering, nano-imaging

Dr. Navid Asadizanjani is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). H completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in summer 2014 and continue his research as Post-doctoral fellow at UConn CHASE prior to this position. He investigates the novel technique for integrated circuits counterfeit detection and prevention, System and chip level reverse engineering, Anti-reverse engineering, etc. His results are published in several journals and conferences. He has received several awards during his Ph.D. such as ISFA best paper award and D.E. Crow innovation prize.

Vincent

Vincent Bindschaedler

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Security and Privacy, Data Privacy, Applied Cryptography, Adversarial Machine Learning

Vincent Bindschaedler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. His research interests include data privacy, applied cryptography, and the intersection of machine learning with security and privacy.

Christophe

Christophe Bobda

Professor

Research Interests
Embedded Vision, Embedded Systems, Reconfigurable Computing, Computer Architecture, Cybersecurity, System-Level Design

Professor Bobda received the Licence in mathematics from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon, in 1992, the diploma of computer science and the Ph.D. degree (with honors) in computer science from the University of Paderborn in Germany in 1999 and 2003 (In the chair of Prof. Franz J. Rammig) respectively. In June 2003 he joined the department of computer science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany as Post doc, under the direction of Prof Jürgen Teich. Dr. Bobda received the best dissertation award 2003 from the University of Paderborn for his work on synthesis of reconfigurable systems using temporal partitioning and temporal placement. In 2005 Dr. Bobda was appointed assistant professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. There he set the chair for Self-Organizing Embedded Systems that he led until October 2007. From 2007 to 2010 Dr. Bobda was Professor at the University of Potsdam and leader of The working Group Computer Engineering.

Shigang

Shigang Chen

Professor

Research Interests
Computer networks, Internet security, wireless communications, and distributed computing.

Dr. Shigang Chen is a Professor with Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. His research interests include computer networks, Internet security, wireless communications, and distributed computing. He published more than 190 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. He holds University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship and University of Florida Term Professorship from 2017 to 2020. He is a Fellow of IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Member, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communication Society.

Natalie

Natalie C. Ebner

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Usable Security, Social Engineering

Dr. Natalie Ebner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Florida. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Aging & Geriatric Research in the College of Medicine at UF and also affiliated with the Institute on Aging and the McKnight Brain Institute on campus. She is currently working on human factors on security and usable security, Her research interests include defending Internet users against social engineering and cueing developers about security blind spots in APIs. Dr. Ebner is a University of Florida Term Professor (2016-2019).

Yuguang

Yuguang (Michael) Fang

Professor

Research Interests
Cybersecurity, cognitive radio networks, smart grid and energy management, as well as wireless network and mobile computing.

Dr. Fang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he founded and directs the Wireless Networks Laboratory (WINET) and participates in the Wireless Information Networking Group (WING), which supports theoretical and experimental research on wireless communication systems and networks. In 2015, he was elected as an AAAS Fellow by the America Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished research and contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering, particularly for wireless network design and cybersecurity.

Farimah

Farimah Farahmandi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
CAD for Hardware Security, Formal Verification, Post-silicon Validation and Debug, ​High-level Synthesis Security ​

Farimah Farahmandi is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research has resulted in two books, seven book chapters, and several publications in premier ACM/IEEE journals and conferences. Her research has been recognized by several awards including IEEE System Validation and Debug Technology Committee Student Research Award, Gartner Group Info-Tech Scholarship, and a nomination for the Best Paper Award in ASPDAC 2017. She also has served on many technical program committees as well as organizing committees of premier ACM and IEEE conferences. Her research has been sponsored by SRC, AFRL, DARPA, and Cisco.

Renato

Renato J. Figueiredo

Professor

Research Interests
Virtualization, Distributed Systems, Overlays and Security in the context of Virtualized Environments

Renato J. Figueiredo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Florida. He has co-chaired the technical programs of the ICAC-2010 and HPDC-2013 conferences. Dr. Figueiredo’s research has contributed to systems that were among the first to apply resource virtualization technique in the context of Grid and cloud computing, including In-VIGO, IPOP, and Grid Appliance.

Juan

Juan E. Gilbert

CISE Department Chair, Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor

Research Interests
Human Centered Computing (HCC) , Natural Interactive Systems (NIS), Advanced Learning Technologies/ Intelligent Tutoring Systems, voting technologies, and data analytics.

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human Experience Research Lab (HXRL). His research focuses on Human-Centered Computing (HCC) which integrates people, technology, information, policy, culture and more to address societal issues. The goal of his research is to design, implement and evaluate innovative solutions to real-world problems. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati and his B.S. in Systems Analysis from Miami University in Ohio.

Yier

Yier Jin

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Security & Trust, Reverse Engineering, Hardware Security

Dr. Yier Jin is an Associte Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Jin’s research has focused on developing methods for ensuring security and trustworthines of integrated circuits and systems and has contributed several key solutions in the area of trusted hardware, including hardware IP/SoC Formal Verification, Security Enhanced Processor Architectures for Cybersecurity, Gate-Level Netlist Reverse Engineering, Emerging Devices in Hardware Security, and Smart Device Hacking an Security Protection. Dr. Jin is an Endowed IoT Term Professor and Academic Director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, and received an ONR Young Investigator Award in 2019.

Xiaolin

Xiaolin (Andy) Andy Li

Professor

Research Interests
Cloud Computing, Big Data, Deep Learning, Intelligent Platforms, HPC, IoT, and Security & Privacy (S&P)

Dr. Xiaolin (Andy) Li is a Professor and University Term Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE, affiliated) at University of Florida (UF). His research interests include Cloud Computing, Big Data, Deep Learning, Intelligent Platforms, HPC, and Security & Privacy for Health, Precision Medicine, CPS/IoT, Science, Engineering, and Business. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings, 5 books, and 4 patents (three licensees). His team has created many software systems and tools. He is the founding Director of Large-scale Intelligent Systems Laboratory (Li Lab) and the founding Director of National Science Foundation Center for Big Learning (CBL) with UF, CMU, U. Oregon, and UMKC. His research has been sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010, the Internet2 Innovative Application Award in 2013, NSF I-Corps Top Team Award (1 out of 24 teams, including Berkley, Harvard, and MIT) in 2015, Top Team (DeepBipolar) in the CAGI Challenge on detecting bipolar disorder in 2016, and best paper awards (IEEE ICMLA 2016, IEEE SECON 2016, ACM CAC 2013, and IEEE UbiSafe 2007).

Nima

Nima Maghari

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design

An Assistant Professor at ECE department of University of Florida. His main area of research is analog/mixed-signal IC design and includes designing high performance analog-to-digital converters (ADC), digital-to-analog converter (DAC), phase-locked-loops (PLL), low power regulators (LDOs) and other mixed-signal circuits and systems.

Lisa

Lisa McIlrath

Associate Research Professor

Research Interests
Trusted and Assured Microelectronics, reverse engineering, hardware security, secure manufacturing, Electronic Design Automation, 3D integrated circuits, and trust in 3rd party IP.

Dr. Lisa McIlrath joined the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research on June 1, 2019, coming from Draper Labs in Cambridge, MA, where she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Group Leader for High-Speed and Reliable Processing and Computational Electronics. Prior to Draper, Dr. McIlrath spent two years at Raytheon/BBN Technologies as a Hardware Security expert within their Cyber-Security Business Unit. Until the end of 2014, she was the President & CEO of R3Logic, Inc., a small company that she founded in 2000 and ran successfully for 14 years, raising over $12M in contracts from DARPA/DoD and other sources.

Prabhat

Prabhat Mishra

Professor

Research Interests
Hardware Security and Trust, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems, Energy-aware Computing, System-on-Chip Security Validation, Formal Verification, Post-Silicon Debug

Prabhat Mishra is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California at Irvine in 2004. His research has been recognized by several awards including the NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, three Best Paper Awards, and EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award. Prof. Mishra is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Richard

Richard E. Newman

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Security, Distribute Systems, and Computer Networking.

Richard E. Newman is an Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University o Florida. He has taught classes in computer and network security, cryptography, cryptographic protocols, anonymity, operating systems, computer networks, algorithms, formal languages and computation theory, computational complexity, distributed operating systems, and powerlined communications. Dr. Newman has received over $ million in grants and contracts and published over 80 technical papers. He is a member of the IEEE and it Computer Society, and of the ACM.

Charles

Charles Overman

Electronic Communications Laboratory Director, Research Associate Scientist at UF

Research Interests
FGPA-based and DSP-based signal processors for radar applications, prototype waveform generation.

Mr. Overman is the Director at the Electronic Communications Laboratory and a Research Associate Scientist within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida. He received his M.S.E.E. from the University of Florida in 2001. He is currently Principal Investigator for Army projects developing radar simulations; FGPA-based and DSP-based signal processors for radar applications; and prototype waveform generation, data acquisition, transceiver, and signal processing hardware. He has eighteen years of experience in radar and digital signal processing (DSP) at the ECL. He is currently working on the design of small-size RF sensor digital signal processors in Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and accelerated RADAR simulation of complex targets in NVIDIA Tesla parallel processing GPUs.

Sandip

Sandip Ray

Professor, University of Florida

Research Interests
SoC and platform security; IoT and automotive robustness; Functional Safety; Domain-Specific System Architecture; Post-Silicon Validation; Formal Methods

Sandip Ray is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida. His research involves developing trustworthy, secure, reliable computing devices and systems through a combination of architecture, synthesis, and validation technologies. Before joining University of Florida, Dr. Ray worked for several years in various capacities in industrial research labs and R&D organizations, leading research on various topics including automotive safety and security, System-on-Chip (SoC) security architecture and validation for mobile and IoT devices, post-silicon validation, and formal methods.

Tom

Tom Shrimpton

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Cryptography, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of hash functions, Authenticated Encryption, and other symmetric-key primitives.

Tom Shrimpton is an associate professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. Recently, he has worked more broadly in applied cryptography. In 2009, Dr. Shrimpton was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Patrick

Patrick Traynor

Professor, John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering

Research Interests
Security of Mobile Systems with a concentration on Telecommunications Infrastructure and Mobile Devices, Internet security, Applied Cryptography.

Patrick Traynor is an Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) a the University of Florida. Dr. Traynor earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and 2004, respectively, and his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Richmond in 2002. After promotion and tenure in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, he joined the University of Florida in 2014 as part of the UF Rising Preeminence Hiring Program.

Byron

Byron Williams

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Software Security, Security Analytics & Metrics, Secure Software Development

Byron Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Williams's research has focused on the intersection of software engineering and cybersecurity. Specifically, his research interests include investigating approaches to secure software development, vulnerability assessment using static and dynamic analysis, and security modeling applying statistical and machine learning techniques. Dr. Williams received his PhD from Mississippi State University.

Joseph

Joseph N. Wilson

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Programming Languages, Machine Learning, Cyber Security

Joseph N. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. His primary goal is to help our next generation of graduates avoid designing and writing malware-ready programs. He i the holder of the GPEN (Penetration Tester), GXPN (Exploit Research and Advanced Penetration Tester), an GWAPT (Web Application Penetration Tester) GIAC Certifications.

Damon

Damon L. Woodard

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Biometrics / Identity Science, Machine Learning Based Cyber Security, Signal / Image Analysis.

Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he is a member of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) He is an IEEE Senior Member, an ACM Senior Member, and a National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers Fellow. His research interests include biometrics/identity Science, applied machine learning/pattern recognition, and signal/image Analysis. Before becoming a faculty member, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow. His postdoctoral research focused on the development of advanced iris recognition systems using high-resolution sensors. His current research projects include behavioral-based biometric recognition, author attribution (stylometry) via natural language processing, computer vision/machine learning based hardware assurance, and cyber deception detection via natural language processing.

Dapeng

Dapeng Oliver Wu

Professor

Research Interests
Networking, communications, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, smart grid, and information and network security.

Dr. Wu is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2003. He is director of UF's  Multicol-12 col-sm-5 col-md-3 Communications and Networking Laboratory (MCN) and is also affiliated with Wireless Information Networking Group (WING) and the Genetic Institute at UF. His most recent research projects included work on topics such as Large-Scale Real Hybrid Network Emulator and Large-Scale Power Grid Communication Networks.

Tuba

Tuba Yavuz

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Research Interests
Formal Methods, Software Analysis, Systems Security, IoT Security

Dr. Tuba Yavuz is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. She has received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. Her research is in the intersection of formal methods, software engineering, and systems security. She has developed techniques and tools to formally verify infinite-state systems (ALV), to detect concurrency bugs in Java programs (JRF and CHIMP), and to perform model extraction for firmware (FirmUSB, ProXray) and device drivers (MOXCAFE). She is also interested in IoT security and privacy.

Kemal

Kemal Akkaya

Full Professor, Florida International University

Research Interests
Wireless and Network Security, Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things and Ad Hoc Network

Dr. Kemal Akkaya is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005 and joined the department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) as an assistant professor. Dr. Akkaya was an associate professor at SIU from 2011 to 2014. He was also a visiting professor at The George Washington University in Fall 2013. Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) in the ECE Dept. His current research interests include security and privacy, security and privacy, internet-of-things, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Akkaya is a senior member of IEEE. He is the area editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Network Journal and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. Dr. Akkaya was the General Chair of IEEE LCN 2018 and TPC Chair for IEEE ICC Smart Grid Communications. He has served as the guest editor for many journals and in the OC/TPC of many leading network/security conferences including IEEE ICC, Globecom, INFOCOM, LCN and WCNC and ACM WiSec. He has published over 180 papers in peer reviewed journal and conferences. He has received ``Top Cited'' article award from Elsevier in 2010.

Selcuk

Selcuk Uluagac

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Security for Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Security for Critical Infrastructure Networks, Wireless and Mobile Device Security, Big Data Security.

Dr. A. Selcuk Uluagac is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florid International University, where he leads the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL). He has served a member of the research faculty as a Senior Research Engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology and prior to Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec.

Post Docs


Fatemeh

Fatemeh Ganji

Research Interests
Hardware Security, Cryptography, and Machine Learning Theory.

Dr. Fatemeh Ganji is a postdoctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2017. She has focused her research activities on the applied and theoretical machine learning techniques as well as mathematical tools for the security assessment of hardware primitives, for instance, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs). Before joining FICS, Dr. Ganji was a postdoctoral research fellow at T-Labs, Telekom Innovation Laboratories and the Technical University of Berlin. She has served as a TPC member for IEEE and Elsevier conferences and journals.

Jungmin

Jungmin Park

Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Interests
Side-channel disassembly, side-channel attacks, SCA resistant hardware design, and hardware Trojan and logic obfuscation.

Jungmin Park is a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS).He received his B.S. degree and M.S. in electrical engineering from Kyunghee University, Korea, in 2007, and the M.S. in computer engineering from Kyunghee University, Korea, in 2009 and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, in 2016. He is currently working on postdoctoral associate in computer engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Fahim

Fahim Rahman

Research Interests
Hardware-assisted Cybersecurity, Security Evaluation of Emerging Nanodevices, Hardware Security Primitive Design.

Fahim Rahman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity. He received his Ph.D. under Dr. Tehranipoor at the University of Florida. He got his MS degree from University of Connecticut, and BS degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Tech. His current projects include developing hardware-assisted solutions for cyber/IoT security and establishing universal security theory for evaluation and development of innovative security primitives using emerging nanoelectronic devices. In his free time, he likes to travel, cook, and read books.

Nikolaos

Nikolaos Sapountzis

Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Interests
Modeling, performance analysis and optimization of next-generation networks, mobile wireless and wireless communications, 5G systems, optimization and queueing theory, cybersecurity, Dynamic Information Flow Tracking (DIFT) systems.

Dr. Nikolaos Sapountzis is a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). He received his diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete (TUC) in Greece. Then, he started his Ph.D. program at the Institute of Eurecom (affiliated with Telecom ParisTech), in southern France. In December 2016, he received his Ph.D. where he specialized in network modeling and optimization. After working for a couple of months at FORTINET as a network security engineer, he joined the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) center, where he is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow.

Haoting

Haoting Shen

Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Interests
Materials, nano-structure and device fabrication.

Haoting Shen received his B.S and M.S in Electronic Science from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park in 2014. He is currently a research assistant scientist with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. His current research is focused on the development of nano-electronic devices for different hardware security applications, such as hardware security primitives, supply chain security, and anti-reverse engineering.

Qihang

Qihang Shi

Research Interests
Hardware Security and Trust; VLSI Testing

Qihang Shi is currently a Post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida. He received his B. E. degree from Tsinghua University, M. Sc. degree from Lund University, and Ph. D. degree from University of Connecticut in 2005, 2009, and 2017, respectively. His current research interests include hardware security and trust and VLSI testing.

Shahin

Shahin Tajik

Research Interests
Physical Attacks, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), FPGA Security, Countermeasures for the IC backside

Dr. Shahin Tajik is a postdoctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Tajik was also a postdoctoral fellow at the working group SECT, a collaboration of the Technical University of Berlin and Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2017 from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. His field of research includes non-invasive and semi-invasive attacks, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), security evaluation of FPGAs, and providing tamper protection mechanisms against attacks conducted from the IC backside. His ACM CCS’17 paper with the title "On the Power of Optical Contactless Probing: Attacking Bitstream Encryption of FPGAs" was awarded the 1st place in Applied Research Competition of European Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) in 2017.