With the expotential expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems control most of the technologies with which we interact. Until recently, the security of such systems has been little studied.See faculty
Embedded systems control most of the technologies with which we interact.
Electro-optics & photonics
The study of electro-optics, the effect of electric fields on light and on the optical properties of substances and photonics, the properties and transmission of photons, as in fiber optics.
Tools for reverse engineering embedded systems (TREES)
Infrastructure for analyzing embedded systems to assess security and reliability. Developing tools to assist reverse engineering for embedded systems 'firmware,' ultimately augmented by modern machine learning infrastructure.
Work on technologies to help counter malicious attacks on embedded systems, with in nearly all electronic devices. The benefit of these technologies include: reliability, anti-counterfeiting, and anti-tamper, and hardware security.
The Embedded Systems/Trusted AI initiative is part of the Scale-able Asymmetric Lifecycle Engagement (SCALE) workforce development program funded by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Trusted & Assured Microelectronics program. Hard problems are turned into projects to both train students and develop technical solutions, developing talent and technology in parallel.