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.
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.
Hao Guo received her B. Eng in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China in 2017 and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2019. She worked then at Qualcomm (Shanghai) R&D department as a DFT engineer. She joined the Texas A&M Hardware Security Lab as a Ph.D. student in the spring of 2020. Her research focuses on the hardware security of FPGA and logic locking.
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.
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.
Eswar Deep Pitchika graduated from Manipal Institute of Technology in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a minor in VLSI systems. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. He joined the Hardware security lab in Fall 2019, and his interests lie in Hardware Security, Design for Trust methodologies, and emerging Computer Architectures. He is currently working on Logic locking techniques specific to Sequential circuits.
Addison Crump is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science and minoring in Cybersecurity at Texas A&M University (graduating Fall 2021). He has worked with multiple governmental contractors and state and federal agencies in defensive cyber, offensive cyber, and incident response roles, most notably in the Texas ransomware incident of August 2019. He now works in the TAMUS Security Operations Center as an analyst and does graph-based static analysis research in his own time. He joined the Hardware Security lab in Fall 2019 as a vulnerability researcher and exploit developer.
He is one undergrad student.
He is one undergrad student.
Mark Tressler is an undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University (graduating Spring 2022). He is currently working with Vasudev Gohil on research into split manufacturing of chips using game theory.
Paurushmani Singh is an undergraduate student studying Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University (graduating Fall 2021). He joined the Hardware Security lab in Fall 2019 as an undergraduate researcher working on developing a verification methodology to find security bugs in SoCs. His interests include Robotics, Data Science, Hardware Security, and Embedded Systems.