Sustainable Hardware Security

-An Interactive Workshop-

Thursday, October 31, 2024
co-located with ICCAD Conference

The desire for digital sovereignty, exacerbated by global semiconductor shortages and geopolitical interests, has led to numerous worldwide initiatives to strengthen semiconductor technology and manufacturing on national and regional scales. Consequently, the pivotal role of hardware security and trustworthiness in computing systems and supply chains has become paramount.


Hardware security is foundational to the integrity of computing systems. Insecure hardware compromises critical system functionality and poses significant risks to society.


Yet, in recent years, we’ve witnessed a rise in hardware design and implementation vulnerabilities within this evolving landscape. When exploited by unprivileged software, these vulnerabilities can expose sensitive data or compromise entire computing systems. This emerging threat paradigm challenges decades of research in system security, disrupting traditional models that primarily focus on software vulnerabilities and undermining assumptions about hardware trustworthiness.

The workshop aims to unite global researchers and experts from academia, industry, and government to exchange knowledge, explore new ideas, and discuss challenges and research directions. Topics include security-by-design for hardware, scalable assurance methodologies, and security-aware electronic design automation.

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

Jyotika Athavale
Director, Engineering Architecture at Synopsys, President, IEEE Computer Society

Norman Chang
Ansys Fellow, and Chief Technologist at Electronics, Semiconductor, and Optics BU, ANSYS, Inc.

Chrisma Jackson
Director, Cyber Security & Mission Computing; Chief Information Security Officer, Sandia National Laboratories

Pavani Jella  
Vice President, Hardware Security EDA Solutions, Silicon Assurance

Daniel Moghimi
Senior Research Scientist, Security & Privacy Research, Google

J.R. Rao
IBM Fellow and CTO, Security Research at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Bita Darvish Rouhani
Distinguished Engineer, NVIDIA

Cliff Wang

National Science Foundation

Jasper van Woudenberg

CTO, Riscure North America

Agenda will be announced soon!

Time and Venue

October 31, 2024

co-located with ICCAD 2024
NEW JERSEY, USA (https://iccad.com)

Organizing Committee

Adam Cron, Synopsys

Jason Fung, Intel

Farinaz Koushanfar, UC San Diego

Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Texas A&M

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt

Gang Qu, UMD

Steering Committee

Srini Devadas, MIT

Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Texas A&M

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt

Cliff Wang, NSF

Gang Qu, UMD


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