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ECE Graduate Seminar Lecture by Joe Chapman, Principal Engineer, Hardware and Embedded Security, The MITRE Corporation

Wednesday, May 05, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
via Zoom (please email Professor Patrick Schaumont [] for the zoom link if you would like to attend)


Hardware Security @ MITRE



This presentation provides a brief overview of select hardware security capabilities within MITRE’s Electronics Systems and Technology Innovation Center. In this talk, we will also highlight some ongoing research toward an experimental methodology for better understating and visualizing electromagnetic fault injection (EMFI) effects on FPGAs. EMFI attacks represent a powerful threat to hardware security as they provide attackers spatial selectivity with a non-invasive approach. In this work, we are using distributed digital sensors within the programmable logic of a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to estimate supply voltage over time and space during EMFI attempts.



Joe Chapman

Principal Engineer, Hardware and Embedded Security, The MITRE Corporation



Joseph Chapman received his B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, in 2005 and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in signal processing and communication systems from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, in 2014. He is a principal hardware and embedded security engineer and group leader at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts. His group’s research focuses on hardware security topics, including cryptographic implementations, fault and side-channel attacks and countermeasures, secure design practices and architectures, and cyber-physical and legacy system security.


    Host: Professor Patrick Schaumont