Steering Committee

Dr. Swarup Bhunia, Professor, ECE, University of Florida.

Swarup Bhunia received his B.E. (Hons.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and the M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, IN, USA, in 2005. Currently, Dr. Bhunia is the Director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World and Semmoto Endowed Professor of IoT in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Dr. Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Assistant Professor, ECE, Texas A&M University.

Jeyavijayan (JV) Rajendran received the Ph.D. degree from New York University, New York, NY, USA, in August 2015. He was an Assistant Professor with the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, from 2015 to 2017. He is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. His current research interests include hardware security and computer security.

Dr. Sandip Ray, Professor, ECE, University of Florida.

Sandip Ray is an Endowed IoT Term Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida, USA. His research involves developing correct, dependable, secure, and trustworthy computing through cooperation of specification, synthesis, architecture and validation technologies. He focuses on next generation computing applications, including Internet-of-Things applications, autonomous automotive systems, smart homes, intelligent implants, etc.

Dr. Ankur Srivastava, Professor, ECE, University of Maryland, College Park.

Ankur Srivastava, the seventh director of the Institute for Systems Research, has a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and ISR at University of Maryland. Dr. Srivastava received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1998 and PhD in Computer Science from UCLA in 2002. He was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award from the CS department of UCLA in 2002. His primary research interests lie in the field of high performance, low power and secure electronic systems and applications such as computer vision, data and storage centers and sensor networks.

Student Leads

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Zhaokun Han, PhD Student, ECE, Texas A&M University.
(Logic Locking Blue Team Lead)

Zhaokun Han received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2018. She joined the hardware security lab SETH as a doctoral student in Fall 2018. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, supervised by Dr. Jeyavijayan Rajendran. Her interests in research include logic locking, hardware security, and logic synthesis.

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Sudipta Paria, PhD Student, ECE, University of Florida.
(State Space Obfuscation and Fine-grain Hardware Redaction Blue Team Lead)

Sudipta Paria is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida under the guidance of Dr. Swarup Bhunia. Prior to joining UF, he received his Master of Technology degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2020 and his Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science & Engineering from WBUT, India in 2014. His research area includes hardware IP protection, obfuscation, SoC Security and CAD tools development for hardware security & trust.

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Habibur Rahaman, PhD Student, ECE, University of Florida.
(State Space Obfuscation Blue Team Lead)

Habibur Rahaman is pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida under the supervision of Prof. Swarup Bhunia. He previously completed his master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2022. He is working on hardware IP protection, obfuscation, and hardware Trojans.

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Aritra Dasgupta, PhD Student, ECE, University of Florida.
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Fine-grain Hardware Redaction Blue Team Lead)

Aritra Dasgupta is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida under the guidance of Dr. Swarup Bhunia. Prior to joining UF, he received his Master of Technology degree in Digital Systems and Instrumentation from IIEST Shibpur, India in 2019 and his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Durgapur, India in 2017. His research area includes hardware IP protection, obfuscation and redaction of logic in hardware.

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Dipal Halder, PhD Student, ECE, University of Florida.
(NoC Routing Table Configuration Blue Team Lead)

Dipal Halder is a first year PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida under supervision of Dr. Sandip Ray. Dipal has double masters, one is in Computer Aided Engineering from Eastern Michigan University and another one is in Computer Engineering from Grenoble INP, ESISAR, France. Dipal worked as a system engineer intern in R&D section of Groupe SEB in France. He received bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. His research interests include SoC Design and its security, NoC obfuscation and likes to do multidisciplinary research.

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Maneesh Merugu, PhD Candidate, ECE, University of Florida.
(NoC Routing Table Configuration Blue Team Lead)

Maneesh Merugu is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida. He received his M.S degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2019. His research focuses on Formal Verification, Secure Architectures - Instrumentation and Verification and ML for Security.

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Zhaokun Han, PhD Student, ECE, Texas A&M University.

Zhaokun Han received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2018. She joined the hardware security lab SETH as a doctoral student in Fall 2018. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, supervised by Dr. Jeyavijayan Rajendran. Her interests in research include logic locking, hardware security, and logic synthesis.

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Rasheed Almawzan, PhD Student, ECE, University of Florida.

Rasheed Almawzan is pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, under supervision of Dr. Swarup Bhunia. Rasheed received B.S in Computer engineering at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University in 2014 and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Pittsburgh in 2018. He joined the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World at UF in Spring 2021. His research interest is on hardware security, with focus on obfuscations tools development.‚Äč

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Daniel Xing, PhD Student, ECE, University of Maryland.

Daniel Xing graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland under the supervision of Dr. Ankur Srivastava. His research interests include system-level hardware security and design.