Dr. Aydin Aysu

Faculty-Responsive university staff personal page

Academic & Industry Positions

  • Present 2018

    Assistant Professor

    North Carolina State University, ECE Dept.
    Adjunct Professor at CS
    Hardware-Based Cybersecurity

  • 2018 2016

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    The University of Texas at Austin, ECE Dept.
    Security, Privacy, and Computer Architecture

  • 2016 2012

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Virginia Tech, ECE Department
    Secure Embedded Systems Lab

  • 2014 2014

    Summer Research Intern

    Qualcomm Inc.
    Product Security Initiative

  • 2012 2010

    Digital Design Engineer

    Vestek R&D Corp.
    Pixellence Design Group

  • 2010 2008

    Research Assistant

    Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering
    System-on-Chip Design & Test Lab


  • Ph.D. 2016

    PhD in Computer Engineering

    Virginia Tech

  • M.S.2010

    MS in Electronics Engineering

    Sabanci University

  • B.S.2008

    BS in Microelectronics
    Mathematics Minor

    Sabanci University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2020
    Bennett Faculty Fellow Award — NC State
    The mother of Mr. R. Ray Bennett, Mrs. Alice B. Bennett, endowed a faculty fellowship for the NC State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a memorial to her son. The R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award provides support for high achieving young faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State in pursuing their academic and cutting-edge research initiatives.
    Award page
  • 2019
    Best Paper Award — GLS-VLSI (MSE Track)
    Single authored article, “Teaching the Next Generation of Cryptographic Hardware Design to the Next Generation of Engineers” won the best paper award at GLS-VLSI’19 coneference Microelectronics System Education (MSE) track.
  • 2019
    National Science Foundation CISE Research Initiation Initiative (NSF CRII): SaTC: Secure Instruction Set Extensions for Lattice-Based Post-Quantum Cryptosystems
  • 2018
    Best Paper Runner-Up — Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)
    Co-authored article, “Horizontal Side-Channel Vulnerabilities of Post-Quantum Key-Exchange Protocols” has been nominated for the best paper award at the HOST’18 conference and selected as the runner-up.
  • 2017
    Top 50 Article — Embedded System Letters
    First authored article, “SIMON Says: Break Area Records of Block Ciphers on FPGAs” listed in the top 50 popular articles of Embedded System Letters .
  • 2015
    CESCA Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    Outstanding Student Award is the highest recognition of Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) that is given annually to 1-2 students out of its 40+ members, and it recognizes the quality and quantity of awardees publications.
    Awards page
  • 2014
    Best Poster Award
    At the annual workshop of CESCA research center, the best poster award is given to the best poster design and presentation among 40+ candidates.
    Awards page
  • 2013
    Best Presentation Award
    At the annual workshop of CESCA research center, the best presentation award is given to the best 10 minute presentation among 40+ candidates.
    Awards page