More and more devices are getting connected through the internet of computing devices at the annual growth rate of 12-13%. According to one report, by 2030, the number of connected devices are expected to reach 130 billion. These devices are expected to be in a wide range of applications from automotive to home appliances. This expansive growth in IoT provides a huge attack surface for bad actors. This talk will focus on some of the techniques in the domain of hardware security and hardware-assisted software security for secure IoT devices.
Farhad Merchant received his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in India in 2016. His thesis was based on algorithm-architecture co-design for dense linear algebra computations. Prior to joining RWHT Aachen University as a postdoctoral research fellow, he pursued research career with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore as a research fellow and Robert Bosch as a researcher. His current research interests are mainly in hardware security and hardware-assisted software security.