|DAC security chair Ramesh Karri, NYU professor of electrical and computer engineering, is responsible for much of the great security content slated for this year's conference.|
|DARPA's Kerry Bernstein, who has been in the news over the last year talking about the military research agency's efforts to detect used and counterfeit electronic components in the Pentagon's supply chain, will deliver a Thursday SKY talk.|
Three of this year’s SKY talks focus on security:
- Monday; Comcast’s Ramesh Sepehrrad, responsible for overall governance, technology risk and compliance as it relates to information and infrastructure strategy at the cable company; “IoT Security: Solutions and Challenges Ahead”
- Thursday; Altera’s Sean Atsatt, architect and member of the CTO office; “FPGAs and Increasing Security Requirements”
- Thursday; DARPA’s Kerry Bernstein; “On the Matter of Trust”
I would like to use say a bit more about Ramesh. He is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors; VLSI design for test and trust; and interaction between security and reliability. Check out his Google Scholar page for more. He was the recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the area director for cyber security of the New York State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU-Poly; hardware security lead of the Center for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP), co-founder of the Trust-Hub; and organizer of the NYU’s annual red team/blue team event, the Embedded Security Challenge. He has over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas.
And as for what doesn’t show up in his bio: he is an incredible cook and was certainly the star chef of our cooking class in Portland back in September. If hackers take down the network so we can’t all look up recipes on our phones and iPads at dinnertime, Ramesh is among those who will still be eating just as well.