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“Hardware Security for and beyond CMOS Technology”

October 2 @ 10:40 am - 11:30 am


Dr. Johann Knechtel
Research Scientist
New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

(Zoom link below)

Efficient Heterogeneous Computing for ML Applications



As with most aspects of electronic systems and integrated circuits, hardware security has raditionally evolved around the dominant CMOS technology. However, with the rise of various emerging technologies, whose main purpose is to overcome the fundamental limitations for scaling and power consumption of CMOS technology, unique opportunities arise also to advance the notion of hardware security. In this talk, I will first outline the various notions of hardware security in general. Next, I will review selected emerging technologies, namely (i) spintronics, (ii) memristors, (iii) carbon nanotubes and transistors, (iv) nanowires and transistors, and (v) 3D and 2.5D integration. I will then discuss their application to advance hardware security and also outline challenges.


Johann Knechtel received the M.Sc. degree in Information Systems Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering (Dr.-Ing., summa cum laude) in 2014, both from TU Dresden, Germany. He is a Research Scientist with New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi; from 2010 to 2014, he was a Ph.D. Scholar and Member with the DFG Graduate School on “Nano- and Biotechnologies for Packaging of Electronic Systems” hosted at TU Dresden; in 2012, he was a Research Assistant with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; and in 2010, he was a Visiting Research Student with the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, USA. His research interests cover VLSI physical design automation, with particular focus on emerging technologies and hardware security. He has (co-)authored around 50 publications.

Talking Points:

Hardware Security
Emerging Technologies
Overview on Fundamentals, Applications, and Challenges



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Meeting ID: 945 2699 4449; Passcode: Fall2020



October 2
10:40 am - 11:30 am