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Security in a Digital World

Ozgur Sinanoglu and his team of engineers have devised the unhackable chip — an innovation that may have a huge impact on an industry that loses up to $4 billion USD each year to digital piracy.


NYUAD researchers Ozgur Sinanoglu and Michail Maniatakos combine forces to design the first truly secure microprocessor.

Designing a Better Chip

As one might imagine, designing a computer chip is a painstaking and intricate process. Creating the blueprint for a chip that comprises multiple layers of complex circuitry involves the creation of schematic diagrams to map electrical circuits, floor planning to manage where each component fits and routing connections between those components...  

Designing Electronic Chips for Excellence

Electronic chips responsible for data processing in digital devices like computers and phones weren't always high on the list in the war against counterfeiting. However, as chips have become more complex, and components of the design and manufacturing process are divided among different parties, control over the end product no longer lies in the designer's hands, which increases vulnerability in terms of safety and reliability.

Computer Security Conference

Researchers from NYU School of Engineering and NYU Abu Dhabi won the award for the Best Student Paper at last month’s Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Computer and Communications Security, one of the world's top computer security conferences.

NYUAD Faculty Awarded Prestigious Research Grants

Four new grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Embassy to the United Arab Emirates, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute have been awarded to NYUAD faculty members, allowing them to continue their pursuits of pioneering research projects across the disciplines.

NYUAD Professor Wins Research Grant from ATIC

NYUAD Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Ozgur Sinanoglu has been awarded a USD 200,000 grant by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) to conduct a two-year research project in electronic chip testing.

In the News

NYU Abu Dhabi engineering research and faculty are frequently featured in local and international media.

Emirates Scientists Council to advance scientific capabilities in line with innovative vision for conducive R&D environment
Dr. Ozgur Sinanoğlu presented mechanisms for reviewing and updating membership selection criteria to enhance the global status of the Mohammed bin Rashid Academy for Scientists.
Emirates News Agency | March 19, 2022

Has the world's first Unhackable Chip arrived?

Ozgur Sinanoglu is obsessed with computer chips — a passion born at age 10 when his father brought home a Commodore 64. Now 42 and the associate dean of engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi, Sinanoglu claims that he and his colleagues have designed an unhackable chip.
OZY | April 05, 2019

NYUAD advances chip technology
Network Middle East | October, 2017

'Unhackable' Electronic Chip Being Developed in Abu Dhabi
With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety, researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have just received a grant to deploy their work into a solution.
The National | October 22, 2017