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SPACE 2019
December 3 - 7
Gandhinagar, India
9th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering

SPACE 2019

Prof. Avi Mendelson and Dr. Vinay B. Y. Kumar

Talk Title

How to Build a Secure System-on-the-Chip Architecture


System-on-a-chip (SoC) presents unique requirements when security is concerned. Such systems are built out of components (IPs) that not always can be trusted. Such components are also being developed/manufacture as a collaboration between different parties. Thus, when building such systems, one should assume that not all subsystems have the same reliability and trust level; in other words the challenge of such systems is how to build a reliable system out of “not always” reliable parts.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover

  1. SoC architectures
  2. Security threat-model of SoC architectures
  3. Proposed architecture for secure SoC – this section will include a discussion on the main subsystems of our new proposed secure SoC systems.
  4. Discussion

Short Bio of Prof. Avi Mendelson

Prof. Avi Mendelson

Avi Mendelson is a professor in the CS and EE departments Technion, Israel, and a member of the TCE (Technion Computer Engineering center). He earned his BSC and MSC degrees from the CS department, Technion, and got his PhD from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS).

Prof. Avi Mendelson has a blend of industrial and academic experience. As part of his industrial role, he spent 11 years in Intel, where he served as a senior architect and Principle engineer in the Mobile Computer Architecture Group, in Haifa. As part of this role he was in charge of the CMP definition and architecture of the Core Due 2. (the first intel’s CMP chip). He also served 4 years in Microsoft R&D center where he managed the Academic collaborations. Major part of his work in Microsoft was focused on student innovations and out-of-the-box usages of the cloud.

His research interests span over different areas such as Computer architecture, Operating systems, Power management, reliability, fault-tolerance, cloud computing, HPC and GPGPU including the use of “small devices” for medical purposes.

Short Bio of Dr. Vinay B. Y. Kumar

Dr. Vinay B. Y. Kumar

Vinay received his B.Tech/M.Tech dual-degree and Ph. D. from IIT Bombay in 2008 and 2019 respectively. He is presently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, working with Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay, for the SOCure research programme towards secure SoC design. Beyond his present focus on a range of aspects in hardware/software SoC system design for security, his other interests include high-level synthesis and all aspects of NoC-based application/system design and automation. Prior to Ph. D., he was at ASUS, Taipei, for three years where he worked on applied speech processing.

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