Abubakr Abdulgadir

Contact

3100 Engineering Building
George Mason University
ECE Department, CERG
4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030
Office: Engineering Building, Room 3224
Phone (lab): 703-993-1609
E-Mail: aabdulga'at'gmu.edu

Research Interests

  • Side-channel analysis and countermeasures
  • Cryptography
  • Secure implementation of cryptography
  • Digital design
  • Hardware software/co-design

Advisor: Dr. Jens-Peter Kaps

Biography

Abubakr Abdulgadir received his BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering from Gezira University in 2006 and 2009 respectively. He worked as a lecturer and taught computer engineering related courses. Also, he worked in supporting and administrating Linux-based systems. Abubakr is now a PhD student and a Graduate Research Assistant at GMU and a member of the CERG team.

Publications

  • W. Diehl, F. Farahmand, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Face-off between the caesar lightweight finalists: Acorn vs. Ascon, Cryptology ePrint Archive, number 2019, pages 184, March, 2019 [Bibtex]
  • W. Diehl, F. Farahmand, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Face-off between the CAESAR lightweight finalists: ACORN vs. Ascon, International Conference on Field Programmable Technology, FPT 2018, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, December, 2018 [Bibtex]
  • F. Farahmand, W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Improved lightweight implementations of CAESAR authenticated ciphers, The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, FCCM 2018, Boulder, CO, USA, IEEE, pages 29–36, April, 2018 [Bibtex]
  • F. Farahmand, W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Improved lightweight implementations of CAESAR authenticated ciphers, 2018, Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2018/573 [pdf] [Bibtex]
  • W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, F. Farahmand, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Comparison of cost of protection against differential power analysis of selected authenticated ciphers, 2018, Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2018/341 [pdf] [Bibtex]
  • W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Comparing the cost of protecting selected lightweight block ciphers against differential power analysis in low-cost FPGAs, Computers, volume 7, number 2, Apr, 2018 [Bibtex]
  • W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, F. Farahmand, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Comparison of cost of protection against differential power analysis of selected authenticated ciphers, IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2018, Washington, DC, April, 2018 [Bibtex]
  • W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Side-channel resistant soft core processor for lightweight block ciphers, International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig 2017), Cancun, Mexico, Dec, 2017 [Bibtex]
  • W. Diehl, A. Abdulgadir, J.-P. Kaps, and K. Gaj, Comparing the cost of protecting selected lightweight block ciphers against differential power analysis in low-cost FPGAs, International Conference on Field Programmable Technology (FPT 2017), Melbourne, Australia, Dec, 2017 [Bibtex]