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Professor Ankur Srivastava (ECE/ISR), the director of the Institute for Systems Research, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “for contributions to chip hardware security.”

Srivastava, a former associate dean of graduate programs in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, is a specialist in chip hardware security who works closely with the semiconductor industry and Department of Defense agencies and contractors. He is currently working on problems related to logic obfuscation and locking, NoC router table and OTP LUT configuration, and hardware trojan and side-channel attacks on a number of important and complex contracts.

These include A High Level Synthesis Approach to Logic Obfuscation (NSF); an Intel-led subcontract to the Navy’s State-of-the-Art Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) project; Intel’s Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program; and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Locked Electronics for Assured Design” (LEAD) program led by Northrop Grumman. As part of UMD’s ARLIS-led subcontract team, Srivastava is working on DARPA’s Automated Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) project. He is also involved in the Army Research Laboratory’s multi-university ArtIAMAS Cooperative Agreement that seeks to accelerate the field deployment of long-duration multi-agent systems that can perform multi-domain operations and dominate contested, complex environments.

Broadly, Srivastava’s research interests lie in high performance, low power and secure electronic systems and applications such as computer vision, data and storage centers and sensor networks. He has published numerous papers and been a part of the technical program & organizing committees of conferences such as ICCAD, DAC, ISPD, ICCD, GLSVLSI, HOST and others.

Srivastava was recently named associate editor for the Security and Privacy section of IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC). TC is the IEEE Computer Society’s flagship journal and a leading archival publication in the computing field. Previously, he served as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on CAD and INTEGRATION: VLSI Journal. His research and teaching contributions have been recognized through various awards. Srivastava received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1998 and PhD in Computer Science from UCLA in 2002. He was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award from the CS department of UCLA in 2002.

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November 21, 2022


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