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2014

Ekawat Homsirikamol spoke at ReConFig 2014

Ekawat Homsirikamol ("Ice") spoke at the 2014 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2014, held in Cancun, Mexico, on December 8-10, 2014. Ekawat gave the talk entitled "Can High-Level Synthesis Compete Against a Hand-Written Code in the Cryptographic Domain? A Case Study." (02/21/2015)


Exchange student from TUM, Germany, visits CERG

Stefan Theil an exchange student from Technische Universität München (TUM) is visiting CERG in the period from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. He is working on his Master's Thesis in the area of countermeasures against side-channel attacks, under the joint supervision of Prof. Sigl, Dr. De Santis, and Dr. Kaps.


Dr. Gaj and Dr. Szczypiorski gave talks at Virginia Tech

On October 8, 2014, Dr. Gaj, Dr. Szczypiorski, Ekawat Homsirikamol, and Malik Umar Sharif visited the Configurable Computing Lab at Virginia Tech, led by Prof. Peter Athanas. During this visit, Dr. Gaj gave the talk entitled "Hardware Benchmarking of Cryptographic Algorithms Using High-Level Synthesis Tools," and Dr. Szczypiorski gave the presentation entitled "Information Hiding in Communication Networks." Additionally, a few of Virginia Tech students and Dr. Kepa, a postdoc in Configurable Computing Lab, gave demos of their recent research projects. (02/21/2015)


Dr. Gaj attended CHES 2014

Dr. Gaj attended the 16th Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, CHES 2014, held in Busan, South Korea, on September 23-26, 2014. As a part of this workshop Dr. Morawiecki from Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Commerce in Kielce, Poland, gave the talk entitled ICEPOLE: High-speed, Hardware-oriented Authenticated Encryption Scheme, co-authored by three members of the CERG team. (02/21/2015)


Dr. Gaj gave an invited talk at Sungkyunkwan University

Dr. Gaj gave an invited talk, entitled "Battles of Cryptographic Algorithms: From AES to CAESAR in Software & Hardware," in the Mathematics Department at the Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon, South Korea, on September 22, 2014. Additionally, on September 21, 2014, he visited Mason Korea, a part of the Global University Campus located in Songdo, near the Incheon International Airport in Korea, shared with the University of Utah, Belgium's Ghent University, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook University. (02/21/2015)


Visiting Professor from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

In September and October 2014, CERG was hosting a distinguished visitor, Dr. Krzysztof Szczypiorski from Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland, a world-renowned expert in the areas of steganography, network security, digital forensics, open-source intelligence, and wireless communications. Dr. Szczypiorski is the founder of Network Security Group at WUT and stegano.net project focused on network steganography and steganalysis. He is the author or the co-author of 180+ publications including 130+ papers and 50+ invited talks. As a part of his visit at GMU, Dr. Szczypiorski gave the ECE Seminar, entitled "Trends in Network Steganography," taught two invited lectures of ECE 646, supervised several student projects, and met with multiple faculty members working in the areas of cyber security, cryptography, steganography, privacy, and computer forensics. The established collaboration is likely to lead to future joint research projects and publications. (02/21/2015)


Dr. Gaj spoke at FPL 2014

Dr. Gaj spoke at the 24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 2014, held in Munich, Germany, on September 2-4, 2014. Dr. Gaj gave a talk entitled "A Novel Modular Adder for One Thousand Bits and More Using Fast Carry Chains of Modern FPGAs". (09/04/2014)


Visitor from Warsaw University of Technology in Poland

In September and October 2014, CERG is hosting a visiting professor from Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, Prof. Krzysztof (Kris) Szczypiorski. Dr. Szczypiorski is the founder of Network Security Group at WUT and stegano.net project focused on network steganography and steganalysis. He is the author or the co-author of 180+ publications including 130+ papers and 50+ invited talks. During his visit at GMU, Prof. Szczypiorski will give research seminars, and establish close collaboration on research and education with multiple faculty members and students from the Volgenau School of Engineering (09/01/2014)


Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps spoke at DIAC 2014

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps spoke at the DIAC 2014: Directions in Authenticated Ciphers workshop, held in Santa Barbara on August 23-24, 2014. Dr. Gaj gave a talk entitled "Benchmarking of Cryptographic Algorithms in Hardware" and Dr. Kaps gave a presentation entitled "Keccak and AES in FPGAs". (08/18/2014)


Dr. Gaj serves as a co-chair of the special track at ReConFig 2014

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Tim Güneysu from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, are co-chairs of the special track on Reconfigurable Computing for Security and Cryptography at the 2014 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2014, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, on Dec. 8-10, 2014. (08/18/2014)


Dr. Kaps gave a presentation at Ruhr Universität Bochum

Dr. Kaps visited on July 7th, 2014, the Research Group Secure Hardware led by Tim Güneysu at Ruhr Universität Bochum. This group is affiliated with the Chair for Embedded Security chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar. During his visit he gave the talk titled "Flexible Open-source Setup for Side-channel Investigation and anaLysis (FOSSIL)". (7/30/14)


Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps spoke at CryptArchi 2014

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps attended the 12th CryptArchi workshop on cryptographic architectures embedded in reconfigurable devices, held in Annecy, France on June 29-July 2, 2014. Dr. Gaj gave a talk entitled "Hardware-Software Codesign of Pairing-Based Cryptosystems for Optimal Performance vs. Flexibility Trade-off" and Dr. Kaps gave a presentation entitled "Multi-Purpose Keccak for Modern FPGAs". (07/03/2014)


Kris Gaj and Jens-Peter Kaps Receive Funding from McQ Inc. and Missile Defense Agency

Dr. Gaj and Dr. Kaps received $35K from McQ Inc. and the Missile Defense Agency for their project, "Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFS) for Unique and Robust Encryption Key Generation." (05/12/2014)


Dr. Gaj is a member of the Program Committees of CHES 2014, HASP 2014, IICPS 2014, and LightSec 2014

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

Majority of student members of CERG have contributed their time and expertise serving as sub-reviewers for the aforementioned workshops.(04/07/2014)


Dr. Kaps is a member of the Program Committee of DSD-AHSA 2014 and LightSec 2014

Dr. Kaps serves as a member of the Program Committee of:

Majority of student members of CERG have contributed their time and expertise serving as sub-reviewers for the aforementioned workshops.(04/06/2014)


Dr. Gaj gave a keynote speech at CANSec 2014

Dr. Gaj gave a keynote speech, entitled Battles of Cryptographic Algorithms: From AES to CAESAR in Software & Hardware, at the Fifth Central Area Networking and Security Workshop - CANSec 2014, hosted by University of Arkansas on April 4-5, 2014. (04/05/2014)