Here are the older news of the PI, Dr. Aydin Aysu.
Joining the Wolfpack
After a grueling faculty job search process, I ultimately decided to join NCSU. I am a part of the Wolfpack now! I am seeking multiple PhD students to join my research group. Let me know if you are up for the task of securing the next 50 billion devices!
– 05/15/2018 –May 2018
Best Paper Runner-Up
My paper “Horizontal Side-Channels of Post-Quantum Key-Exchange Protocols” has been nominated for the best paper award at HOST’18 conference and selected as the runner-up.
– 05/01/2018 –Jan 2018
2 Papers at HOST’18
My papers “Horizontal Side-Channels of Post-Quantum Key-Exchange Protocols” and “Fresh Re-Keying with Strong PUFs: A New Approach to Side-Channel Security” is accepted to HOST’18 conference. The former paper demonstrates the first successful side-channel attacks on post-quantum key exchange protocols and the latter proposes a new application with strong PUFs that mitigates power-based side-channel attacks.
– 01/15/2018 –Dec 2017
PQ for IoT at DATE’18
Our paper “A Novel Hardware Design for Binary Ring-LWE with Power Side-Channel Countermeasures” is accepted to DATE’18 conference. This is the smallest hardware design of a post-quantum encryption algorithm and is also resistant to side-channel attacks.
– 12/01/2017 –Feb 2017
PUFs at HOST’17
Our paper “A New Maskless Debiasing Scheme for Lightweight Physical Unclonable Functions” is accepted to HOST’17 conference.
– 02/01/2017 –
The Next Chapter
I have started working with Prof. Mohit Tiwari and Prof. Michael Orshansky at the University of Texas at Austin. We will be working on exciting new projects.
– 08/22/2016 –
What a journey it has been, and the end is in sight! Today, I defended my PhD dissertation entitled “Resource-efficient and Resource-constrained Modern Cryptosystem Design”. This is not the end though, it is only the beginning. My next move is to UT Austin as a post-doc fellow.
– 07/16/2016 –
New Journal Paper Out
We have designed the tiniest microcoded engine for IoT devices that executes PUF-based authentication protocols. This work bridges the gap between the theory and practice of PUF research. Check our paper at the IET Information Security Journal.
– 06/12/2016 –
PUF Methodology: DATE’16 Paper
Our paper on authenticating complex PCBs with physical proofs will be published at DATE’16 conference. We have recorded a short video to explain our research. Thank you CISCO and NSF for your support!
– 02/15/2016 –
Passed my preliminary exam! There is a glimpse of light at the end of my PhD tunnel. They may even let me graduate after 9 months.
– 11/18/2015 –
New Journal Paper at TC
Watch out, Green Cryptography is on the horizon. Our journal paper will appear at Transactions on Computers, the crown jewel of journals on digital computing. In this work, we investigate a design method for emerging energy-harvester platforms and show its advantages on a complex digital signature scheme.
– 11/13/2015 –
BitCryptor at Indocrypt’15
BitCryptor will protect your IoT security one-bit at a time! Our paper is accepted to IndoCrypt’15 conference. It is on the design of a compact and efficient crypto-engine. I am really looking forward to visit India for the first time in my life and to present my work.
– 09/25/2015 –
CHES, CHES, CHES.
Today is an amazing day for me! Our paper got accepted to CHES, the flagship conference in cryptographic engineering. See you in St-Malo/France.
– 06/06/2015 –
Outstanding PhD Award at CESCA’15
Today, I got the CESCA outstanding PhD award which is the most prestigious award given by our research center. This award is a recognation for the succes of 1 or 2 PhD students within the CESCA group (40+ members). I feel very proud to be a part of this great team.
– 05/02/2015 –
Two More Journal Papers
I got two journal papers finally accepted. They have been circulating in the review process for so long. The first one is published at Elsevier Microprocessors & Microsystems Journal and is on novel hardware-oriented authentication solutions on FPGAs, and the second one is at ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and is on the future of latency-optimized digital signatures
– 04/15/2015 –
SIMON-X at LightSec’14
SIMON project is fruitful! We got another paper excepted on our SIMON design. This time, we have implemented a scalable version of SIMON running all possible configurations, yet we still preserve the compactness. It will be presented where I used to live, Istanbul, unfortunately I will not be there to present the paper 🙁
– 09/01/2014 –
A Summer Break at San Diego
I will be taking an internship leave during this summer. I will be joining Qualcomm to work with their Product Security Initiative (QPSI) group on Physical Unclonable Function based protocols.
– 06/01/2014 –
Best Poster Award at CESCA’14
I won the best poster award at CESCA Day 2014!
My poster “Drilling the Embedded Pyramid: Design Dimensions for Secure Embedded Systems” overviews the design challenges and the design space exploration for secure embedded systems.
– 04/20/2014 –
SIMON Says a Journal
We are proud to announce that we have implemented the world’s smallest block cipher on FPGAs. Our paper entitled “SIMON Says: Break Area Records of Block Ciphers on FPGAs” was accepted to be published at IEEE Embedded Systems Letters.
– 04/02/2014 –
Fault Attack Paper at DATE’14
It is a date! I have been to the Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference to present a co-authored paper on Fault Sensitivity Analysis. We have analyzed several S-box architectures of AES, show that they have a severe security drawback, and propose countermeasures to mitigate these issues.
– 03/24/2014 –
PASC at Reconfig’13
I have presented my paper at the Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs Conference (Reconfig) 2013. In this paper, we propose a novel Physical Unclonable Function that is tightly integrated into the SoC architecture.
– 12/09/2013 –
MEMS PUFs at WESS’13
Check out my paper on smart solutions for Authentication in the Internet of Things. It will be presented with the title “Digital Fingerprints for Low-Cost Platforms using MEMS Sensors” at the Workshop on Embedded Systems (WESS) 2013.
– 09/29/2013 –
Design Dimensions at SPACE’13
I have co-authored a paper with my advisor Prof. Schaumont. We have explored a new design dimension for secure embedded systems. Our paper is entitled as “Three Design Dimensions of Secure Embedded Systems” and it will be presented at Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptography Engineering 2013 conference.
– 09/18/2013 –
50th DAC Travel Grant
I was awarded with the A. Richard Newton Young Fellow Scholarship.
This is an award given by the DAC committe to promising young researchers and it covers the travel and conference registration costs for the 50th DAC conference.
– 04/24/2013 –
Best Presentation at CESCA’13
I won the best presentation award at CESCA Day 2013!
I presented my latest work on “Post-Quantum Era of Cryptography”
– 04/20/2013 –
Post-quantum at HOST’13
Are you interested in quantum-resistant cryptography? My paper entitled “Low-Cost and Area-Efficient FPGA Implementations for Lattice-Based Cryptography” got accepted to be presented in International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) 2013!
– 02/27/2013 –
Co-design Champion of 2013
I won the hardware/software co-design challenge. This is an annual challenge prepared by Prof. Patrick Schaumont. I was ranked 1st out of 31 participants.
– 12/10/2012 –
The Journey Begins
I have started my PhD studies at Virginia Tech. I am a member of SES Lab led by Prof. Patrick Schaumont.
– 08/10/2012 –