Muhammad Yasin is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at New York University in 2018; an MS in Microsystems Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE in 2013; and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan in 2007. His research interests include Hardware Security, Design for Trust, and Logic Locking.
Nithyashankari G. Jayasankaran has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2010 and a master’s degree in Microelectronics from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani, India in 2013. She has worked in the semiconductor industry on FPGA design/verification and prototyping of ASICs using FPGAs for clients such as Nokia Siemens Networks, ATOS (formerly Bull), and Qualcomm. She started her Ph.D. in computer engineering at Texas A&M University in 2016. Her research interest lies in securing analog circuits and finding the loopholes in the existing analog security schemes.
Zhaokun Han received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microelectronics from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China in 2018. She joined the hardware security lab as a doctoral student in Fall 2018. Her interests in research include logic locking and logic synthesis locking.
Vasudev Gohil received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar in 2018. Shortly afterward, he joined Texas A&M University as a Ph.D. student. His research interests are at the intersection of Hardware Security, Game Theory, and Optimization.
Garrett Persyn graduated Texas A&M in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Texas A&M Hardware Security Lab in the Summer of 2018 and continued at A&M for a Masters in Computer Engineering. His interests include Hardware Security, Verification, and Computer Architecture. His research focuses on the detection of hardware security bugs.
Rahul Kande received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India in 2017. He worked then at Samsung Research Institute-Delhi, India as an engineer in the RTL Design and Verification Team for one year. He joined the Hardware Security lab in the ECEN department of Texas A&M University in Fall 2018 as a Master’s student. His research interests include Hardware Security, Computer Architecture, RTL Design, and Verification.
Arjun Muralidharan received his B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from PES Institute of Technology, India. He then worked for an Agricultural IoT startup in Bangalore, India for a year as a Systems Engineer. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science Degree and joined the Hardware Security Lab in January 2019. His current research is focused on pre-silicon formal verification techniques to reduce error detection latencies. His interests are mainly centered around Computer Architecture and Design Verification.