Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States

Title  :   Energy  and  Cybersecurity  Constraints  in Smart Systems

Abstract :  With   the  growth  of  Internet-of-Things   (IoT)   enabled smart  systems,  the potential  threat  vectors  for  malicious cyber-attacks  are  rapidly  expanding.    As  an  example  of  cyber-attack, software vulnerabilities could be exploited  to remotely take control of  safety-critical  systems  in the vehicle.   These  cyberattacks are threat    to   the    reliability    and   safety   of   the   smart   systems, consumer’s    personal   information   and   piracy   or   cloning    of intellectual   property.    As  the  IoT  paradigm emerges,  there  are challenging requirements to design area-efficient, energy-efficient, and  secure systems.   Further,  due to novel computing paradigms such as quantum computing there is a threat that the fundamental public-key cryptography tools could be broken.   Considering these challenges,  the talk would provide perspective towards the energy and   cybersecurity  constraints  on  smart  systems  and  possible solutions for solving this important paradox.

Biography :

Dr. Himanshu  Thapliyal  is  an Associate Professor and Endowed Robley D. Evans  Faculty Fellow with the Department of  Electrical and  Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.    He  is  the  Co-Director  of  the  Cybersecurity  Certification Program at the University of Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida,   Tampa,   in  2011  where  he received  the   ‘Distinguished Graduate  Achievement  Award’.  From 2012-14,  he worked  as  a designer  of   processor   test  solutions  at  Qualcomm,  where he received   the  Qualcomm  QualStar  Award   for  contributions   to memory built-in self-test. As per the publicly available database of 100,000   top-scientists  released   by  researchers  from  Stanford University  in  PLOS  Biology,   he  has  been  ranked  in  the  top  50 among scientists  throughout  the  world  in  the field of  Computer Hardware  &  Architecture  for  the  2019  calendar year.   He is the recipient  of the  2020  Mid-Career  Research  Achievement  Award  from    the  Technical  Committee  on  Very  Large-Scale Integration (TCVLSI) of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). He is the chair of the IEEE CTSoc technical committee on Application-Specific CE for Smart Cities (SMC).

He  is  the recipient  of  the NSF  CAREER  award.   He received the Provost’s  Wethington Award for contributions to the University of Kentucky   Research     Program.     He   has   authored   over    150 publications including more than 50 journal articles.  His research works have over 4400 citations with h-index=38  (Google Scholar). He  has  received  Best Paper  awards  at  2021  IEEE International Conference  on  Consumer  Electronics  (ICCE),  2020  IEEE  World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 2017 Cyber and Information Security  Research Conference  (CISR),  and  2012  IEEE Computer Society  Annual  Symposium  on VLSI  (ISVLSI).   He is the steering committee  vice-chair of the IEEE  Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems.    He   served  as  the  General  Chair  of   the  2020   IEEE Symposium on Smart  Electronic  Systems.   He has served as the Program  Chair  of  the  2020  IEEE   International   Conference  on  Consumer   Electronics,     2019   IEEE  Computer  Society   Annual Symposium  on  VLSI,     and    2018  IEEE  Symposium   on   Smart Electronic   Systems.     He   co-founded     the   IEEE   International Workshop  on Quantum Computing:  Circuits Systems Automation and Applications (QC-CSAA). He is serving as the Section Editor of the Springer Nature Computer Science and is leading two sections: (i)   Quantum Computing   and   Emerging   Technologies,   and   (ii) Emerging Trends in Sensors,  IoT and  Smart Systems.    He is also serving   as  the  Senior  Associate  Editor  of  the  IEEE  Consumer Electronics  Magazine,  Associate  Editor  of  the  IEEE  Internet  of Things    Journal,     and   the   editorial   board    member    of   the Microelectronics Journal. His research interests include hardware security   of   IoT  and   vehicles,  the   circuit  design   of  emerging technologies including quantum computing, and smart healthcare.