Meet & Greet New Faculty: Nader Sehatbakhsh hosted by ECEGAPS

Did you know we have a new faculty joining our Department this year? On one of our usual Weekly Socials in November you’ll have a chance to learn more about him!

ECEGAPS invites ECE graduate students for a chance to talk with ECE’s new faculty member and learn about his research interests!

On Thursday, 19th of November, we’ll be joined by Nader Sehatbakhsh for a brief presentation about his work followed by a Q&A, where you’ll have a chance to talk to him directly.

We will be giving out 10 Amazon gift cards to random participants who RSVP beforehand:


“Computers are becoming increasingly pervasive and critical in our lives due to the rise of embedded devices and cyber-physical systems. While these systems are performing their primary task: computing, they create unwanted footprints that can leak potentially sensitive information about the system through unconventional channels called side-channels. With the ever-increasing reliance on computing systems, it is important to deeply understand how these side-channel signals can be created, how side-channel leakage can be mitigated (and even leveraged for useful applications), and how future systems should be designed to be robust against side-channel attacks.

As a researcher in the area of computer architecture and hardware security, my research was mainly focused on proposing new methods to a) discover, model, and mitigate side-channel signals on modern systems and b) leverage side-channel signals for useful purposes (e.g., profiling, intrusion detection, establishing the trust) to improve the security and/or performance of resource-constrained devices such as embedded and cyber-physical systems. My work on leveraging analog-domain side-channel signals for profiling, having received the prestigious Best Paper Award at MICRO-49, is the first of its kind and has created a new area for research in computer architecture.

Moving forward, I will continue to investigate new methods for mitigating side-channels to design secure architectures for future systems and emerging technologies such as cyber-physical systems, domain-specific accelerators, and persistent memories. Moreover, building upon my current work, I am planning to expand my research into emerging topics: Remote Computation, Privacy-Preserving Computing, and Trustworthy AI.”

Date(s) - Nov 19, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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