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Hardware Security

Dr. Amariucai and the Probabilistic and Information Theoretic Security (PITS) Laboratory exposed the discharge inversion effect (DIE) in SRAM-based PUFs, which has the potential to cause catastrophic failure in authentication or randomness generation. Dr. Munir and the Intelligent Systems, Computer Architecture, Analytics, and Security (ISCAAS) Laboratory design secure and trustworthy intelligent systems, embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems by leveraging advances in computer architectures, hardware design, and machine learning. The ISCAAS laboratory has developed secure and dependable electronic control unit (ECU) architectures for automotive embedded systems that integrate both security and dependability while minimizing energy consumption and enforcing real-time constraints. These solutions also apply to other CPS such as transit and aerial vehicles, industrial automation, and medical monitoring. The ISCAAS laboratory has also designed a secure and dependable elliptic curve cryptosystem (ECC) processor that is resistant to timing analysis, power analysis, and fault analysis attacks. The ISCAAS laboratory also investigates models and frameworks for adversarial attacks on intelligent systems and complex adaptive systems.