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2013

Dr. Kaps receives funding from Riscure North America, Inc.

Dr. Kaps received $20K from Riscure North America, Inc., for his project "Fault Analysis of Android Devices". (10/18/2013)


Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps awarded NSF grant

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps received $486K from the National Science Foundation for their four-year project entitled "TWC: Option: Medium: Collaborative: Authenticated Ciphers". This project is a joint work with University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California-Davis, and California State University. (10/08/13)


Dr. Gaj and Ahmad Salman attended Microsemi Security Forum

Dr. Gaj and Ahmad Salman attended Microsemi Security Forum held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the DoubleTree BWI hotel in Linthicum, MD. (10/07/13)


Dr. Gaj serves as a co-chair of the special track at ReConFig 2013

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Viktor Fischer from Université de Saint Etienne, France, are co-chairs of the special track on Reconfigurable Computing for Security and Cryptography at the 2013 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2013, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, on Dec. 9-11, 2013. CERG students contributed several sub-reviews for papers submitted to this special track. (09/23/2013)


Ted Winograd passed Technical Qualifying Exam

Ted Winograd passed his PhD Technical Qualifying Exam in the area of Digital Design and Computer Organization. Congratulations! (09/18/2013)


Dr. Kaps spoke at DSD 2013

Dr. Kaps attended DSD 2013, the 16th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, held in Santander, Spain, on September 4-6, 2013. He presented the paper entitled "Glitch Detection in Hardware Implementations on FPGAs using Delay Based Sampling Techniques" by Rajesh Velegalati, Kinjal Shah and Jens-Peter Kaps, and the paper entitled "FPGA PUF based on Programmable LUT Delays" by Bilal Habib, Kris Gaj and Jens-Peter Kaps. (08/14/13)


Dr. Gaj attended CHES and PROOFS 2013

Dr. Gaj attended CHES 2013 the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems workshop, held in Santa Barbara, USA, on August 20-23, 2013, and PROOFS 2013 the Security Proofs for Embedded Systems workshop, held in Santa Barbara, USA, on August 24, 2013. (08/14/13)


Dr. Gaj attended DIAC 2013

Dr. Gaj attended DIAC 2013 the Directions in Authenticated Ciphers workshop, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on August 11-13, 2013. (08/14/13)


Marcin Rogawski defended Ph.D. Thesis

Marcin Rogawski defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled " Development and Benchmarking of New Hardware Architectures for Emerging Cryptographic Transformations," on July 25, 2013. The members of his Ph.D. thesis committee included Drs. Gaj, Kaps, Li, and Albanese. (07/26/13)


Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps spoke at CryptArchi 2013

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps attended the 11th CryptArchi workshop on cryptographic architectures embedded in reconfigurable devices, held in Fréjus, France on June 23-26, 2013. Dr. Gaj gave a talk entitled "An FPGA-based Accelerator for Tate Pairing over Prime Fields" and Dr. Kaps gave a presentation entitled "Towards a Flexible, Opensource BOard for Side-channel analysis (FOBOS)". (05/22/13)


Dr. Gaj awarded two patents for Montgomery Multiplication Architectures

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Huang (University of Arkansas) have been awarded the U.S. patent no. 8,386,546 B2, entitled "Montgomery Multiplication Architecture," issued on February 26, 2013, and the U.S. patent no. 8,433,736 B2, entitled "Scalable Montgomery Multiplication Architecture," issued on April 30, 2013. Both patents are based on the paper "New Hardware Architectures for Montgomery Modular Multiplication Algorithm," (preprint) published in the IEEE Transactions on Computers in July 2011. The patents will remain valid for 20 years. (05/22/13)


Dr. Gaj is a member of the Program Committees of LightSec 2013, ReCoSoc 2013, CHES 2013, DSD 2013 and SPACE 2013

Dr. Gaj is a member of the Program Committees for the following conferences:

  • LightSec 2013: Second International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Security & Privacy, to be held in Gebze, Turkey, on May 6-7, 2013
  • ReCoSoC 2013: 8th International Workshop on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip, to be held in Darmstadt, Germany, on July 10-12, 2013
  • CHES 2013: Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, to be held in Santa Barbara, USA, on August 20-23, 2013
  • DSD 2013: 16th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, to be held in Santander, Spain, on September 4-6, 2013
  • SPACE 2013: 3rd International Conference on Security, Privacy, and Applied Cryptography Engineering, to be held in Kharagpur, India, on October 19-23, 2013

(03/03/13)


Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs SpeedWay Design Workshop

CERG students, Malik Umar Sharif and Panasayya Yalla attended the Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs SpeedWay Design Workshop, held in Baltimore on February 20, 2013. (02/20/13)


Phase I Option Navy Project with McQ Inc.

CERG Team is collaborating with McQ Inc. on the Phase I Option SBIR Project entitled "Distributed Storage in Wireless Mesh Networks", sponsored by USMC. The period of performance is February 19-May 31, 2013. (02/19/13)


Keccak Team at NIST

The GMU CERG Team has attended the presentation entitled " Keccak and the SHA-3 Standardization" given by the Keccak Team at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, on February 6, 2013. (02/06/13)


Rajesh Velegalati's Internship at Riscure

Rajesh Velegalati is conducting an internship at Riscure North America in San Francisco, CA. His work focuses on Electro Magnetic and Fault Attacks on Smart Phones. The period of the internship is from January 28 to August 16, 2013. (01/28/13).


Ekawat Homsirikamol's Internship at Acadia Optronics LLC

Ekawat Homsirikamol ("Ice") is conducting an internship at Acadia Optronics LLC in Rockville, MD. His work focuses on the Acadia's 100 Gb/s FPGA-based platforms used to enhance end-to-end data transmission security. The initial period of the internship is from January 28 to May 15, 2013. (01/28/13)


Dr. Kaps is a member of the Program Committee of (AHSA) Architectures and Hardware for Security Applications 2013

Dr. Kaps is a member of the Program Committee of the special session (AHSA) Architectures and Hardware for Security Applications at the Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD). DSD addresses all aspects of (embedded, pervasive and high-performance) digital and mixed hardware/software system engineering, down to micro-architectures, digital circuits and VLSI techniques. DSD 2013 will be held on September 4-6, 2013 in Santander, Spain. (01/21/13)