FICS Research Director of Education Named Mark Yatauro Faculty Fellow

We are pleased to share that Professor Swarup Bhunia was recently awarded the title of Steven Yatauro Faculty Fellow for the excellence and dedication he has exemplified in his research efforts in the field of Electrical Engineering. The first to receive this honor through the University of Florida’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Dr. Bhunia has been contributing to and promoting research and development for over ten years in a number of areas, including adaptive nanocomputing, low power and robust digital design, as well as developing novel testing methodologies and implantable and/or wearable electronics, such as biomedical microsystems. He has published over two hundred and fifty papers in academic and peer-reviewed journals and premier conferences, as well as five books and numerous book chapters. He also leads  research efforts at Nanoscape, a nanocomputing research laboratory in UF’s ECE department, which focuses on developing model, architecture and circuit techniques for reliable, low-power, reconfigurable and secure nanoelectronic system design and their applications; and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Intel Corporation, IBM, Raytheon, Draper, Cisco, as well as University of Florida. In addition, along with a  fellow FICS Research colleague, Dr. Bhunia recently founded the first academic journal on the topic of hardware security and trustThe Journal of Hardware Security and  Systems (HaSS), for which he is also the editor in chief.

Dr. Bhunia has also been serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on CAD (TCAD), IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies (JETC), and Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE). He has served as a guest editor of IEEE Design & Test of Computers (2010, 2013), IEEE Computer Magazine (2016), IEEE Transcation on CAD (2015), and IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (2014). He has served as co-program chair of IEEE IMS3TW 2011, IEEE NANOARCH 2013, IEEE VDAT 2014, and IEEE HOST 2015, and in the technical program committee of Design Automation Conference (2014-2015), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2006-2010), Hardware Oriented Trust and Security Symposium (HOST 2008-2010), IEEE/IFIP International Conference on VLSI (VLSI SOC 2008), Test Technology Educational Program (TTEP 2006-2008), International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED 2007-2008), IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH 2007-2010), IEEE International Conference on VLSI (ISVLSI 2008-2010), International Conference of VLSI Design as a track chair (2010) and in the program committee of International Online Test Symposium (IOLTS 2005).

Currently specializing in hardware security and trust, his work for FICS Research and in the specific realm of cybersecurity focuses on finding solutions to counterfeiting, hardware Trojans, authentication, and piracy.

The Steve Yatauro Faculty Fellow is a $100,000.00 endowment made possible by a donation from its namesake, a UF ECE alum, along with a 3:1 matching contribution from former employer, Exxon. Beginning his career as a Telecommunication Engineer at Exxon shortly after graduating from UF, Steve Yaturo went on to serve in a variety of engineering and managerial positions within the company for over twenty-five years. He currently serves as the Vice President of  Production and Upgrading for Syncrude Canada Ltd. and devotes his free time to contributing to the communities in which he lives and works by volunteering and participating in community services activities, such as serving on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and being on the Board of Directors for the United Way.

To learn more about Professor Bhunia and his work, visit his website.