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Yier Jin - Internet of Things Design and Security from a Cross-Layer Perspective


2/14/2017 at 3:30PM


2/14/2017 at 5:00PM


125 DeBartolo


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Xiaobo Hu

Xiaobo Hu

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Within the past decade, the number of devices introduced in the market as IoT has increased dramatically. With the total approaching a staggering 15 billion, meaning that there are currently roughly two connected devices per living human. This trend is expected to continue at a rapid pace, with an estimated 50 billion connected devices by the year 2020. However, the massive deployment of IoT devices has led to significant security and privacy concerns given that security is often treated as an afterthought in IoT devices. Security issues may come at different levels, from deployment issues that leave devices exposed to the internet with default credentials, to implementation issues where manufacturers incorrectly employ existing protocols or develop proprietary ones for communications that have not been examined for their sanity. On the hardware side, a device may also be vulnerable. An attacker with physical access to a device may be able to alter its functionality. A compromised device, whether by remote or physical access means, can then be used as a tool to exfiltrate sensitive network information, attack other devices, and as means of automatically sending malware over the internet. In this talk, I will introduce the effort to systematically summarize IoT security vulnerabilities and develop hardware-supported cross-layer solutions dedicated to IoT security. The developed methods will lead to a design-for-security flow towards trusted IoT and their applications. I will also demonstrate educational materials of IoT training platforms to help IoT designers and engineers gain hands-on experience.

Seminar Speaker:

Yier Jin

Yier Jin

University of Central Florida

Yier Jin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 from Yale University after he got the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. His research focuses on the areas of embedded systems design and security, trusted hardware intellectual property (IP) cores and hardware-software co-design for modern computing systems. He proposed various approaches in the area of hardware security, including the hardware Trojan detection methodology relying on local side-channel information, the post-deployment hardware trust assessment framework, and the proof-carrying hardware IP protection scheme. He is also interested in the security analysis on Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices with particular emphasis on information integrity and privacy protection in the IoT era.

Dr. Jin is the guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems. Special Issue/Section on Hardware/Software Cross-Layer Technologies for Trustworthy and Secure Computing. He is also the associate editor of IET Computers & Digital Techniques and IEEE SMC Society Technical Committee on CCPS Newsletter. He serves and has served on the Organizing Committees and Technical Program Committees of many Conferences and Workshops including CCS, NDSS, DAC, ICCAD, ASP-DAC, HOST, RTSS, etc. He is the Department of Energy (DoE) Early Career Award recipient in 2016. He is the best paper award recipient of the 52nd Design Automation Conference in 2015 and the 21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference in 2016.