Cybersecurity and Privacy


The amount of sensitive information kept and communicated digitally is rising at an exponential rate. This brings along serious threats to the security and privacy of sensitive personal information. ECE Faculty are at the forefront of research in improving the security and privacy of the infrastructure. Our cybersecurity research includes, assurance of security of hardware platforms used in personal computing, e.g. mobile as well as in cloud platforms, assurance in cyberphysical systems, and securing cryptographic algorithms.

Vernam Lab

Vernam is a Research Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity and Hardware Security in the New England area. A group of six faculty and their students tackle advanced research challenges across the systems stack.​


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           Berk Sunar

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           Fatemeh (Saba) Ganji
           Assistant Professor

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           Patrick Schaumont

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           Yarkin Doroz
           Assistant Teaching Professor

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           Shahin Tajik
           Assistant Professor

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           Koksal Mus
           Assistant Professor of Teaching


Research Areas

  • Applied Cryptography​
  • Implementation of Cryptographic Algorithms​
  • Side-Channel Cryptanalysis 
  • Microarchitectural Security​
  • Embedded Security Design​
  • Physical Security