Researchers develop breakthrough computer chip security technology. Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Design for Excellence (Dfx) lab have developed new innovations in computer chip technology that present landmark achievements in IT security.
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Supply-chain security is where Ozgur Sinanoglu is working, trying to develop a truly trustworthy microprocessor chip. Abu Dhabi is certainly the right place for this project: An arm of government-owned Mubadala owns GlobalFoundries, the world's second-largest fabricator of microprocessor chips.
NYUAD researchers Ozgur Sinanoglu and Michail Maniatakos combine forces in TwinLab to design the first truly secure microprocessor.
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...
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.
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.
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. As NYUAD Provost Fabio Piano said, "It is telling that these new awards span engineering, social science, the humanities, and arts — a recognition of the breadth of work being done at NYUAD."
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 Abu Dhabi. The grant is supported by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), an international technology research consortium that provided technical support and expertise in the grant selection process.
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